As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which is the substance that keeps our skin firm and elastic. This collagen loss leads to loose, sagging skin. Skin laxity happens when age, gravity, sun damage, and lack of collagen combine to create loose, sagging skin. This sagging skin can make a person look older and soften their contours. There are, however, a number of non-invasive skin tightening devices that can firm and lift skin without requiring a surgical facelift! These can help to lift and firm skin, as well as redefine contours. In some cases, injectable treatments such as dermal fillers can also help to add volume back to the skin. Dr. Ling will work with you to determine which skin tightening method is best for your skin.
The most commonly recommended procedures for sagging skin include the following: