Sagging skin is apparent on the lower face, neck and on the body. It is often caused by major or rapid weight loss and ageing.
With major weight loss, the skin is stretched from excess weight and as fat decreases, there is less volume to fill the skin, resulting in loose and sagging skin.
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin help to keep the skin flexible and supple and as the production of collagen and elastin decrease, skin laxity increases and skin appears crepey.
Depending on the area you would like treated, treatments like skin tightening can restore volume and reduce visible laxity to prevent the appearance of ageing by stimulating elastin and collagen production.
Laser treatments can also help to vaporise excess skin. Radiofrequency is a non-invasive treatment to heat the skin to 42 degrees celsius to empty fat cells and tighten the skin on the face or body.
Injectables help to treat sagging skin on the face by administering hyaluronic acid help to restore lost volume, causing the drop of skin, to pull the skin for a lifted and hydrated appearance.
The symptoms of sagging skin will appear as loose and excess skin with a crepey effect. The sagging can appear on the face and body and can impede confidence and cause the appearance premature ageing.
Some tips to prevent sagging skin are to lose weight in a healthy and slow manner, exercise, consume a healthy and collagen rich diet, take a collagen supplement, avoid sun exposure and apply SPF50 daily.