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Sagging Skin

Collagen and elastin are two proteins located in the dermis (middle layer) that are absolutely critical to maintaining the overall wellness and integrity of the skin. Unfortunately, both collagen and elastin deteriorate as time goes on through a variety of factors that include sun exposure, smoking, dramatic weight loss, and the natural aging process. When these two proteins deteriorate enough, the skin could lose its elasticity and take on a saggy appearance, particularly under the jawline.

Discover the latest therapies that have been designed to rejuvenate sagging skin.

When does the skin begin to sag?

Many experts agree that changes to the skin, like sagging, can be observed during a person’s 30s, a time of transition when men and women may start to notice changes that are commonly associated with the aging process. If a person’s 30s is considered a time of change, then their 40s could be described as a time of drastic change.

That accelerated change can often be noticed first in the skin, especially in elasticity.

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What causes sagging skin?

While there are many possible factors that can contribute to sagging skin, the core reason for this change is a loss of both elasticity and structural integrity in the skin.

Elastin is a protein that gives skin its elasticity. This protein is stretchy like a rubber band and is actually one of the more commonly found proteins in the body. Although the body produces elastin naturally, that production drops with age. When skin loses its ability to stretch and spring back to life, it can start to appear brittle and dry.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up 30 percent of the body’s total protein. With over 28 different types of collagen alone being found in the body, it is no surprise that the skin is just one area where collagen has a critical role. Collagen is also a building block in bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues.

In the skin, collagen assists in the formation of the dermis, the removal of dead skin cells, and providing structure. Not only does collagen production slow with age, especially in menopausal women, but it breaks down easier as well. When the stores of collagen and elastin in the body deteriorate, the skin can start to sag and appear wrinkled.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up 30 percent of the body’s
total protein. With over 28 different types of collagen alone being found in the body, it is
no surprise that the skin is just one area of the body where collagen has a critical role.
Collagen is also a building block in bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues.

In the skin, collagen assists in the formation of the dermis, the removal of dead skin
cells and, providing structure. Not only does collagen production slow with age,
especially in menopausal women, but it breaks down easier as well.

When the stores of collagen and elastin in the body deteriorate, the skin can start to sag
and appear wrinkled.

Best Treatments for Sagging Skin

There are many cutting edge treatments available for sagging skin. Discover the best ways to rejuvenate skin and restore its healthy, youthful, and dewy appearance. 

Dermal Fillers

The wide variety of fillers in the Restylane® Family plump up sagging skin to restore a more healthy, smooth appearance.
Dermal fillers also come in the form of injections, but they contain gels that have been designed to catalyze the production of hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen. With proper levels of collagen and HA, these fillers can promote a solid foundation for the jawline and smooth over any saggy areas.
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Laser Therapy

Advanced laser therapy at EVEXIAS Medical Centers, fights the signs of aging, treats pigmentation issues, and more.
Discover all of the laser therapies EVEXIAS has to offer.
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Tixel

A unique technology that utilizes controlled thermal energy to rejuvenate the skin.
This innovative aesthetic treatment has gained significant attention for its remarkable benefits in improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of age spots. Tixel's cutting-edge technology has revolutionized the field, offering a safe, effective, and non-invasive solution to address common skin concerns
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Peptide Therapy

Peptide therapy can support sagging skin reduction by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and other extracellular matrix proteins that contribute to skin elasticity, hydration, and overall health.
Peptides such as GHK-Cu and matrixyl can promote collagen synthesis, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.
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Target Sagging Skin at EVEXIAS Medical Centers

Consider a targeted approach to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. A highlytrained practitioner can discuss professional treatment options, including Botox®, Dysport® and Restylane® Family dermal fillers.

Book an appointment today at EVEXIAS Medical Centers, and discover how to restore skin to its most vibrant look.