The natural ageing process leaves our faces with an untoned appearance. Over time, the skin’s structure breaks down, depriving our skin of youthful volume and definition.
Our skin and nearly all of our other tissues stay in a consistent state of remodelling through our entire lives; however, as we get older, the regeneration capacity of the skin decreases because of changes in the structure and composition of connective tissue.
An essential component of our skin is collagen, a protein that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity. However, with ageing, the development of collagen reduces and that leads to sagging skin, fine lines around the mouth, chin and nose and bags under the eyes.
The most common areas of facial sagging are the eyelids, jowls and chin.
Eyelids – The upper eyelids sag as we age, in some individuals this can create visual field loss because the excess weight flaps over the eyelid or the skin pushes the eyelid down.
Jowls and Chin – The jowls and chin area are usually the first facial area to show signs of sagging skin.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Sagging skin is a serious problem for most individuals over forty; effecting the emotional and psychological well-being of many.
Hormones – More accentuated in woman due to the menopause, and the reduction of estrogen.
Environmental factors such as pollution and exposition to ultraviolet radiations.
Renovation of the cells – The cells start to renew more slowly, and the cells in the dermis stop making collagen and elastin like before. These proteins lose elasticity, and there is a loss of density in the epidermis.
Loss of fat tissue – The fat in the subcutaneous layers is reduced, and the epidermis begins to sag.
Shrinking bones – As we age the bones change in contour making us look older.
Loose skin is also due to bad habits including:
Lack of exercise
Lack of sleep
During your consultation, at Dr Saras & Co, we will go over all of our facial tightening and contouring options available in our clinics located in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.