PROBLEM: SAGGING SKIN
There are many unavoidable side effects to aging, and sagging skin is no exception. We will all encounter this problem as we age and, although we may take all the necessary steps to delay the effects, in the end it is likely to catch up with us. Sun exposure, genetics and age all contribute to the loss of volume and elasticity in our skin, which results in a sagging effect. Over time our bodies’ production of collagen decreases, reducing the integrity of the tensile structure of the dermis. This causes wrinkles, folds and sagging skin, most commonly in our faces, neck and other areas of the body such as underarms and legs.
Don’t worry, there is hope! The health of our skin can be prolonged by approaching the issue from a variety of angles. Firstly, we must value our skin as an outward expression of our general health. Skin needs to be nourished just like any other organ in the body. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in food choices and regular exercise as well as being sun-conscious can help keep your skin firm and supple when combined with hydration and a regular skin care routine. Apart from prevention, there are effective ways to improve the tightness of your skin with the help of aesthetic medicine.