May 18, 2024

How do you prevent age-related skin sagging?


As we get older, our skin will eventually lose its elasticity as less collagen and elastin are produced. This will be presented as wrinkles, saggy skin and folds around the face. It is a part of the normal ageing process but with knowledge of modern medicines nowadays, we have come to an understanding of how to prevent and treat such conditions for a better youth look.

There a few measures to avoid saggy skin. The first one is a conservative way. The methods will take quite a long time to fully show its benefits and thus needs some perseverance. The other way is the intervention method where the person opt of saggy skin treatment when the skin started to show signs of saggy skin or when it has already sagged.

Conservative Methods

The methods involved various ways of manipulating the growth of collagen and elastin under the skin to make it more elastic and less saggy. The first and simple one is to keep hydrated with plain or mineral water. Exposure to excessive sunlight not only leaves you dehydrated but also makes the skin dry and loses its capacity to retain water. In the long run, the facial skin will start to sag due to the weight of facial tissues that can be held on by collagen and elastin fibres anymore.

Other methods include the intake of nutritious foods that contain high vitamin C, collagen, protein and other minerals like zinc and magnesium. All these nutrients will help in collagen and elastin growth and stimulation that are pivotal to tackle this problem.

Besides that, the use of facial cream containing retinoids, collagen and sometimes with vitamins together with regular self facial massage has been proven to lifting the facial contour in those with saggy skin. The effects of the creams which provide protection or nourishment (depends on the type of cream you are using) and regular massaging stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin under the skin.

Interventional Methods

As described earlier, the interventional method is a treatment given by expert medical or aestheticians to a person. There are a number of ways to go for saggy skin treatment which will be explained briefly below.

Ultraformer (HIFU) is a non-invasive highly focussed ultrasound treatment. It is relatively a new form of treatment aiming to stimulate collagen growth deep in the skin. It has the benefit of not having downtime (recovery time) and fewer effects seen on the skin such as redness and swelling. It is best performed in people in the age of 30-40 years as the skin started to show some signs of inelasticity. Aeon Medical is an aesthetics centre in Singapore that provides this amazing skin laxity treatment, check out their page for more information!

Another method is a non-surgical thread lift. It provides a non-invasive method of lifting the saggy skin by inserting a biodegradable thread under the skin. Unlike laser or ultrasound treatments that need time for the person’s own body to regenerate collagen and elastin, the thread lift procedure provides immediate results in addition to collagen stimulation for lasting effects of skin lifting.

There are many other lasers and skin treatments for saggy skin nowadays which all cannot fit into this short article. Treatment of saggy skin should be individualized according to the person’s need and comfort, hence it is good to consult with a skin specialist for personalized treatment. If you have inquiries regarding laser treatment for the skin, laser treatment by Nexus Clinic provides an excellent range of choices with expert opinions that cater to your personal needs.

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