Sagging Skin is one of the most common concerns when it comes to ageing skin. It often presents gradually over a number of years but even a little loss of skin elasticity can alter our appearance, cause low self-esteem and make the face look particularly tired, unhealthy or dispirited.

Sagging skin appears thinning and lacks in volume, definition and lift. It is caused by the slowing of collagen production within the skin and the connective tissue beneath it which gives our skin its strength and structure. As we age, this reduction in collagen regeneration, as well as a loss of elastin, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity and strength, results in weakened structure where gravity pulls down on our skin, causing it to slacken, droop and feel loose and depleted.

Naturally sagging skin will eventually appear all over the body, however it usually first appears in areas of excessive and continuous movement and exposure to environmental or lifestyle factors (like the sun and smoking) which work to accelerate the process, such as the face, hands, neck and arms.

Upon the face, sagging skin notably appears around the cheeks and mouth, creating deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and also around the chin and jawline to produce jowls, and even around the contours of the eyes where hooded eyelids may begin to form.

Sagging skin can be treated effectively without the need for invasive surgery – PDO threads, Profhilo and Morpheus8 treatments all work to restore skin’s elasticity by stimulating collagen production in order for the skin to renew at a faster rate, creating an overall more lifted, youthful and defined look to the face. As each treatment has the versatility to treat specific areas of concern, you may be suited to a combination of varying techniques for the best outcome.