Sagging Skin

Rejuvenate Sagging Skin

Over time our skin loses its firmness as a result of the aging process and the long-time exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.

Loose and sagging skin is one of the most visible signs of aging and can occur anywhere on the body but people predominantly seek treatment for loose skin on the face, neck, chin, jowls, stomach, arms, buttocks and thighs.

With our powerful skin tightening procedures you can lessen the signs of aging, look years younger and feel great.

Get Rid of Loose Skin Without Surgery

Sagging skin is often one of the first and most noticeable signs of aging that people notice as they get older. Skin that was once smooth and firm slowly loses its definition, becoming lax, lined, and wrinkled.

That excess sagging skin you see in the mirror beneath your face can create the appearance of a double chin, even if you are slim and trim and maintaining a healthy weight.

Saggy skin that hangs off the arms may leave you feeling self-conscious about wearing short sleeves in warmer weather, and a pouch that droops of around the abdomen can make you feel uncomfortable in revealing clothing, or in intimate situations.

Why Does Aging Skin Sag?
Youthful skin is kept firm and supple by the elastin and collagen found in the skin. Collagen, which is produced naturally in the deepest layer of the skin, gives the skin cells the structure necessary for that youthful and tight appearance, while elastin keeps it smooth, flexible, and elastic. As we age, collagen is no longer produced at the same rate, and the decrease in collagen causes the skin to begin losing its firmness and structure.

What Causes Sagging, Lax, Loose Skin?
While gravity does take its toll, there are several other causes of sagging skin:

  • Sun exposure: The invisible ultraviolet rays of the sun penetrate into our skin and damage the elastic fibers that keep skin firm. On-going sun exposure causes wrinkles, and is responsible for sun spots and other pigmented areas on the face, chest hands.
  • Genetics: Regardless of lifestyle choices, some people are simply genetically predisposed to rapidly aging skin, and will notice wrinkles and sagging earlier than others.
  • Significant weight loss: Part of what gives skin its volume and tautness is the fat stored within the skin structure. Anyone who loses a significant amount of weight, particularly in a short period of time, may notice loose and sagging skin when the fat deposits diminish.

Our Sagging Skin Treatments

Rao Dermatology offers multiple methods to counteract loose skin that provides noticeable and long-lasting results including:

Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectables that use either natural or synthetic hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin. In contrast to neuromodulators, dermal fillers create volume and fullness which achieve a natural, youthful appearance and fill in thin lips, hollows around the eyes, or gauntness in your temples. The results with dermal fillers are instantaneous and long-lasting (three months to two years). We often use dermal fillers in combination with neuromodulators to achieve the best results since they each have different strengths. Our range of dermal fillers includes Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Laser Skin Resurfacing
By directing short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer, laser resurfacing can not only improve skin elasticity and produce a general tightening effect, but it also has the added benefit of simultaneously improving fine lines and wrinkles.

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is also known as the Vampire Face Lift. It involves blood being drawn from a patient, and the blood is then put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets and serum from the blood cells.

The resulting concentrated solution is enriched in platelets and growth factors. Once this solution is injected into the skin, it can dramatically aid in tissue repair and promote collagen.

An increasingly popular treatment, Ultherapy is a safe, noninvasive treatment that addresses sagging skin right at its source. By emitting ultrasound waves into the targeted area,

Ultherapy naturally stimulates collagen production while also stimulating the surrounding muscle structure beneath to restore, so you can regain a more youthful appearance.

Book Your Free Consultation

At Rao Dermatology, we are dedicated to finding the best treatment option for your skin. During your consultation, we will get to know you and the unique needs of your skin, and we will work with you to develop a personal treatment that gets results.