Sagging skin beneath the face and chest is generally easy to notice. Generally speaking, you need a non-surgical skin tightening treatment plan if your neck muscles start weakening, and the skin around your neck loses its elasticity. The decolletage skin can also become loose and thin, and wrinkles start appearing on your chest.
While there are no physiological symptoms of skin sagging, it can cause people to experience low confidence levels and be self-conscious about their appearance. If you find yourself trying to cover sagging skin or avoiding interaction with others, you may benefit from our medical-grade surface rejuvenation laser toning and skin tightening treatment.
What Causes Saggy Skin?
The dermis of the skin around your collar and chest is thin and contains low collagen levels, making it more prone to ageing and sagging than the skin elsewhere on your body. Over many years, prolonged sun exposure also causes the skin to sag, especially since people tend not to apply sunscreen to these areas.
Excessive cell phone use can also cause your skin to sag. Looking down at your phone increases the effect of gravity on your skin. According to studies on mice, the radiation cell phones emit puts the skin structures under oxidative stress, contributing to premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots.
Skin Tightening Treatment Options
With a suitable skin tightening treatment, you can reverse sagging and achieve a more youthful appearance. At Hair and Skin Science, the treatments we have available include CO2 fractional laser treatment and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) skin therapy.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser resurfacing is a skin therapy that involves removing skin tissue in layers using a handheld device and a technique called Thermage. The thermal process heats the moisture in your skin with a laser and stimulates the skin to produce new skin cells, improving your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance.
The laser’s heat also initiates collagen and elastin production, which heals the laser damage to the skin while tightening it. This skin tightening treatment targets various conditions contributing to skin sagging, including:
- Loose and thinning skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Unresponsive skin after undergoing a facelift
- Uneven pigmentation and skin tone problems
- Dullness and irregular skin texture
With CO2 fractional laser treatment, results may vary, depending on your age, degree of sun damage, and your skin’s overall condition. However, this therapy is a clinic preference and a safe alternative to dermal fillers, medical injectables, and anti-wrinkle injections.
The platelets in your blood contain growth factors and have exceptional healing properties. Injecting these platelets into the skin stimulates elastin and collagen production, which tightens the skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and reverses ageing effects.
PRP therapy is a skin tightening treatment that involves drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the red blood cells. Then, we inject your own platelets into your skin to improve blood flow and tighten the dermis.
With PRP, you will start noticing results within a few weeks. The treatment uses your own natural blood and is completely safe.