Two ways to treat sagging skin

One of the biggest concerns we see amongst our 40+ clients, is facial sagging. That’s because, as we age, we lose collagen and volume in many areas of our face. When the cheeks lose volume, the skin can sag, leading to nasolabial folds (skin between the nose and the mouth), oral commissures (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and jowls (skin beneath the jawline).  

The result is a flatter and more square facial shape. Adding to this, when volume is lost in the brows, it can expose the upper orbital rim, giving the face a skeletal appearance, while loss of volume in the lips leads to thinner lips and lip lines. Not exactly something to look forward to. 

So, what can we do about sagging skin? We recommend a two-step process:  

1.Skin tightening

Our non-surgical skin tightening treatments, Ultraformer III and Thermage® have many celebrity fans, including Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow- who after one session of Thermage® proclaimed, “I feel like it took five years off my face.” Both innovations in non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatments, Ultraformer III utilises micro and macro focused ultrasound (MMFU) technology to precisely target multiple deeper layers of the skin, including the SMAS layer in the skin – the layer that surgeons pull back when doing a face lift – causing new collagen stimulation and providing long-term tightening of the skin. It can treat all areas of the face and body.

Thermage® meanwhile, is a radio frequency treatment that works by heating the skin at a depth to kick-start the body’s natural renewal processes. This is where the structural collagen, or ‘scaffolding’, is produced. When we are young, we have plenty of collagen to provide support and strength. With age and UV exposure, we lose collagen and our skin becomes lax and thin, resulting in jowls, deep lines and thinner skin. Thermage® is used to treat the whole face and jaw line, to tighten the cheeks, reduce the nasolabial folds, and to tighten and lift skin along the jaw line, define the lip and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It can lift the eyebrows and reduce hooding, as well as address other areas of the body including contouring loose skin on the arms, buttocks, knees and stomach. 

Both are very popular treatments because they deliver long-lasting results with little to no downtime.

2.Replacing lost volume

Dermal fillers are a great way to restore lost volume, as they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is a natural occurring substance in the skin that stimulates collagen production, improves skin elasticity and boosts hydration. They can rebuild the internal framework of your face, treating the entire face or specific areas such as nasolabial folds, cheek depressions, receding lips and even sagging hands. If placed by a skilled practitioner, a small amount of filler can produce a youthful and natural look.  

We all fear looking unnatural and ‘done’ but this simply doesn’t happen when you have an experienced injector who cares for your skin health. In terms of down time, it’s minimal with dermal fillers. There may be some minor swelling and mild bruising, but the results are instant and last for between 12-18 months. 

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about our skin tightening and dermal filler treatments and how they can help you to master the artistry of you 

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