Along with wrinkles, sagging skin is a common concern many people past a certain age struggle with. Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of control over when the effects of aging are going to show in our skin. However, we can do something about those effects once they arrive, and thanks to our modern techniques, the solution does not require surgery!
What Are the Causes?
The two main causes of sagging skin (skin laxity) are aging and weight loss. As we get older, the production of collagen in our skin decreases. It is collagen that makes our skin resilient and able to bounce back when stretched, so the loss of it means skin that stays out of place, becoming loose and saggy. If you lose a great deal of weight in a short period of time, your skin may not have time to respond from having been stretched out by the excess weight, and loose skin may result, even in younger people.
What Are the Consequences of Skin Laxity?
Sagging skin is not a health risk, but it can make you look older and more out of shape, even if you are not. Most people prefer tighter, toned skin, and this cosmetic concern, especially in visible areas like the face, arms, and under the chin, can feel like a real problem.
Sagging Skin Treatment Options
The days where a face or body lift was the only answer to how to tighten skin are over. We have many ways to tighten loose skin and reduce wrinkles today, including radiofrequency waves that use heat for skin tightening and to spur collagen production and targeted lasers that have a similar function. Ask us about our sagging skin solutions such as:
- RF Micro-needling
- PDO Thread Lifts
- FlexSure (we are one of a few LA locations with this device)
- TempSure® Envi
- Skin Tightening and Resurfacing
Treating Sagging Skin in Los Angeles
At Refresh Med Spa, we offer a range of skin tightening services to help you achieve your ideal look. To find the best treatment for your sagging skin, contact Refresh Med Spa LA via the form below or simply give us a call at 818-864-SKIN.