It’s true: Sagging skin is part of life’s natural progression of aging, but that still doesn’t make us feel any better when it does happen. As age makes our skin looser and saggy, we can get discouraged wondering if there was anything we could have done to prevent it from happening. There are many skin tightening treatments available, and one is highly effective at restoring tight, youthful skin. First, here’s what you need to know about face skin sagging, the major causes of it, and how Infini for facial skin sagging is a revolutionary treatment that could work for you.
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Symptoms of Face Skin Sagging
Aging skin isn’t fun to deal with. You may notice more wrinkles and folding, especially around areas where you express emotion (eyes and mouth). You may notice your skin lacks lustre and colour and looks less plump. It may also be more sensitive. Taking care of your skin begins from the inside-out but understanding why your skin is sagging prematurely or more than you expected can help you make the right lifestyle changes. Here are the top 10 causes of sagging skin.
Top 10 Causes of Sagging Skin
1. Excessive and Incorrect Smart Phone/Tablet Use
“Smartphone face” is a term created by Dr. Mervyn Patterson to describe the combination of double chins, marionette lines, and sagging jowls. When your head is bent forward for a long period of time as you stare at your mobile devices, there is an increased gravitational pull on the jawline area. This leads to a drooping appearance on the face.
2. Sudden Weight Loss
While weight loss can be attractive as you exercise and eat a healthy diet, sudden weight loss can be problematic for your body, and your face. If you lose weight too fast from illness or harsh diets, you may be losing body fat under your skin, causing the skin to sag. This becomes more noticeable with age.
3. Eating Too Lean
Many weight loss experts say reducing fats in your diet can help you lose weight; however, healthy fats play a vital role in skin health. If you eat too lean because you want to cut out fat, you may notice your skin appearing saggy. The University of Maryland Medical Center concluded that upholding natural skin depends on essential fatty acids like Omega-3s and Omega-6s. These fats promote the production of the skin’s natural oil barrier to keep it hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.
4. Too Much Sugar
Once again, another factor for sagging skin involves diet. Sugar triggers a process in the body known as glycation. In this process, sugar molecules bind to your protein fibres and attack them, which leads to a loss of collagen and sagging skin. Limiting sugar in the diet and eating a higher protein and vegetable diet is a great way to keep the collagen production strong and boost your youthful glow.
5. Sleeping on Your Side
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Some people are more comfortable sleeping on their stomachs, while others on their backs. People who sleep on their side may be more likely to have sagging jaws. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people sleep on their backs to avoid sagging skin. If you do sleep on your side, use a softer pillow to create less pressure.
6. Hormonal Imbalance
Another key reason for sagging skin, specifically in women, is a loss of estrogen, which occurs as women age. Estrogen encourages cells known as fibroblasts to produce elastin and collagen. Women with lower levels of estrogen generally experience more wrinkles and facial sagging.
7. Too Much Sun Exposure
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are known to cause damage to skin, especially after prolonged exposure. This light damages the skin’s elastin and can lead to wrinkles and saggy skin. The damage from the sun may not show up when you’re young, but it may creep up later in life. Wearing proper sun protection and covering your skin with a hat can help prevent saggy skin and premature aging.
The most common and predictable cause of sagging skin is aging. As we get older, our skin loses some of its natural collagen and elastin. These vital parts of our system plump and beautify skin to keep it looking full of volume and health. As the development of collagen and elastin slows down, connective tissue weakens, causing skin that looks more tired and weak.
Smoking is not only bad for your internal organs, it also affects the way you look on the outside. It reduces blood flow of the vessels to the dermis, preventing enough oxygen and nutrients from getting to the skin cells. It dries out your skin, destroys elastic fibres, destroys collagen and elastin, and triggers the formation of free radicals, which are known to cause cancer.
10. Other Causes
Sagging skin can also be caused by pollutants in the air, a lack of hydration, and repetitive exercises like jogging that causes gravity to continuously pull down on the face.
Treatments for Face Sagging
There are many different ways you can achieve skin tightening. Using a moisturizer with vitamin A, C, and hydroxyl acid or beta hydroxyl acid can help feed skin cells the right nutrients to stay youthful longer. Drinking enough water and taking an antioxidant vitamin supplement can also boost skin’s health and glow. There is also another treatment method that has been used to speed up the process and make you look years younger. This procedure is known as Infini RF (radiofrequency).
Why Choose Infini RF for Skin Sagging?
Infini RF is a microneedling procedure that can bring incredible anti-aging results. It is a non-surgical procedure that works by distributing heat to the targeted level of the skin through the tip of the needles. This allows energy to be delivered to multiple zones within the skin, while protecting the outermost layer to prevent irritation. No other device of its kind can deliver such precision, nor can they be programmed to operate at variable depths. This is what makes the Infini RF treatment so unique and effective for skin sagging.
If you’re looking to try the Infini RF treatment for skin rejuvenation, the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic is available! Our Infini RF procedure is nearly risk-free. There is little to no recovery time and you won’t believe how much younger and refreshed and vibrant you will look as your skin heals from the treatment. To learn more about the procedure or to book your appointment today, call us at (416) 546-4664, or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.