Are you suffering from a sagging face?
A sagging face can make you look older and tired.
Common areas where you see sagging skin on the face includes the eyelids, under eyebags, cheeks and jowls.
Many people are wondering what approach to take to alleviate the symptoms of a sagging face.
Read this article, and learn how to get tighter skin and a more youthful face.
1 | What causes a sagging face?
Let’s start by looking at the causes of a sagging face.
There are 5 main causes for Sagging Skin below.
1.1 ｜A decrease in collagen
It is collagen that gives skin its firmness and elasticity.
In the tissues of healthy, young skin, you can find an abundance of collagen and fibrous tissues.
This gives the skin firmness and elasticity.
Starting in your twenties, you will start to lose 1% every year.
When the ability to produce collagen declines due to natural aging and lifestyle habits, the skin on the face starts to sag over time.
1.2 ｜Dry Skin
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that helps your skin retain its moisture level.
The younger you are, the more hyaluronic acid you hold, and this makes your skin appear more plump.
As you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid depletes and this causes your skin to gradually sag and to develop wrinkles.
If you are constantly in the sun, smoking, and living in air pollution, these factors contribute to the depletion of hyaluronic acid.
1.3 ｜Weakening of muscles
Over time, the facial ligaments that support the facial muscles begin to stretch, and the skin on the face becomes loose and starts to sag.
As your facial muscle strength deteriorates with age, your ligaments faces also gradually deteriorate.
There are more than 40 different types of facial muscles in our face, but we use only 30% of them in our daily lives.
Since the remaining 70% facial muscles are rarely moved on and gradually deteriorate, they cause facial sagging.
Facial muscles are difficult to train and will quickly deteriorate if you do not consciously move them, it is effective to do facial muscle exercises to strengthen your facial muscles and prevent your face from sagging.
Details of exercises are described below.
1.4 ｜UV Rays
Long term exposure to the sun’s UV rays contribute to skin sagging.
This is because UV rays penetrate deep into the dermis layer of your skin and cause the breakdown of collagen fibers.
The UVA also changes elastin fibers to become irregular.
This type of damage is known as “photoaging.”
1.5 ｜Poor Diet
Signs of sagging skin are linked to a poor diet.
Modern science has proven that poor eating habits contribute to skin sagging.
Having a balanced diet, enriched with antioxidants encourage healthy tissue growth by stimulating collagen and elastin.
Furthermore, a diet that is high in sugar can do the opposite, causing the breakdown of collagen and elastin, and accelerating the sagging of your skin.
2 | The best treatments for a sagging face
By changing your lifestyle habits and taking proactive steps, you can reduce the appearance of a sagging face.
2.1 ｜Moisturizes the skin well
Moisturizing the skin is an essential step in the self-care process that can help prevent fine lines and sagging skin.
There are many skincare products on the market, however some skincare products perform better than others.
Products that contain vitamins, hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptides, and growth factors can help facilitate healthy tissue growth and slow down skin sagging.
Most recently, more advanced skincare companies have developed liposome technology to make molecules very tiny so that it can penetrate easier and deeper into the skin.
This also keeps the skin hydrated for a longer period of time.
Our favourite approach to keeping skin tight and healthy is as follows:
- 1. Cleanse your face with the correct wash for your skin type day and night
- 2. Mask 1-2 times a week
- 3. Exfoliate once a week
- 4. Hydrate with a hyaluronic acid morning and night
- 5. Treat skin concerns with a serum or ampoule
- 6. Moisturize your skin with the proper cream for your skin type
Using correct skin care products is the first step to prevent sagging skin in your face.
It is also best to use skincare from the same brand because each step builds a foundation for the next step, and the ingredients work synergistically with each other.
2.2 ｜Do Facial Muscle Toning
Take measures to prevent facial sagging not only from the outside but also from the inside.
Training to move facial muscles that are not normally used gradually reduces facial sagging.
We will explain one effective facial muscle training below.
Facial muscle exercises
- 1. Open your mouth as wide as possible to form an O shape
- 2. Close mouth and blow up your cheeks like a fish
- 3. Keep mouth closed and tilt head back
Do these exercises a few times a day.
2.3 ｜Develop healthy lifestyle habits
lifestyle habits have a Significant impact on skin conditions.
To prevent your face from sagging, be aware of the following in your daily life.
- – Eat a diet full of antioxidant and keep a healthy weight
- – Drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day to hydrate skin and flush out toxins
- – Physical exercise several times a week
- – Stop smoking
- – Reduce drinking alcohol
- – Wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and re-apply every 2 hours if you are out
2.4 ｜Consult with a Medical Spa
Although we have introduced self-care to improve facial sagging, it is often difficult to achieve “immediate” and “reliable” results with only self-care.
For those who want to feel the effects and obtain a youthful appearance sooner, medical aesthetic treatments is recommended.
Eradicate your Face Sagging with the latest treatment!
A common treatment for facial sagging is a nonsurgical facelift.
At OVO Medi Spa, we offer many options to help reduce loose, sagging skin.
– Vampire PRP Facelift
One of the most popular treatment is “Vampire PRP Facelift”, which uses the latest technology to combine Platelet-Rich-Plasma PRP with a very small amount of filler.
The difference between the Vampire PRP Facelift from the common filler facelift is as follows;
- Costs are much less
- Less fillers used
- PRP will stimulate your own collagen formation and delay your aging process
Results are immediate, while skin quality improvement continues to improve as new collagen is formed from your very own PRP.
– Liquid Facelift
We have other filler treatments to give you immediate, natural-looking results that are performed by our experienced physicians.
Depending on the condition of your sagging skin and your aesthetic goals, the physician will suggest the right filler to suit your needs.
We use third generation fillers that have higher cross-linkage to give a smoother and more integrated result.
Common fillers we use include:
– Laser technology
At Ovo Medi Spa, we use a globally well-known laser treatment called Fotona 4D to give you natural lifting and tightening.
Fotona 4D can be customized to become Fotona 6D to cover more areas, and has been popular for even people like the Duchess of York.
It is a series of different laser wavelengths treating both the exterior face and interior oral cavity, enabling full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent tightening and volumization without the need for injectables.
This procedure targets the cheeks, nasolabial folds, eye area, jowls, and neck.
– Radiofrequency microneedling
“Nothing from a jar can make your skin act like this.”
Potenza radiofrequency RF microneedling uses ultrafine needles with radiofrequency to trigger the body’s natural healing process to regenerate new collagen and elastin, giving you tighter, firmer skin.
It has gain popularity among celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe.
The beauty of this treatment is that it has the world’s only RF microneedling fusion tip and tiger tip.
The fusion tip improves Platelet-Rich-Plasma PRP and serum penetration by pushing it 67% deeper into your skin, while the tiger tip can treat the epidermal and dermal layer at the same time.
The advantage of this treatment is that it can be performed all year round, and on any Fitzpatrick skin type.
We are here to answer any various questions you have to help you reduce the appearance of loose, sagging skin and provide the best treatment options for our customers.
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.