Sagging skin affects many categories of people for various reasons. Sagging skin can occur due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. There are several treatments available for sagging skin, and which is best for you will depend on the cause, location, and severity of your sagging skin. Here are some treatments available and who can benefit from them.
Skin tightening treatments:
For aging facial skin, dermal fillers may help. They help fill out the skin, and this little bit of volume can help minimize the look of sagging. This method is non-invasive, results are immediate, involves little to no downtime, and is cost effective for many. The downsides are that multiple visits are required and changes are subtle. This is not an effective option for those experiencing more severe sagging.
There are several types of procedures that, while they use very different techniques, all operate on the same basic principle: using heat to cause the skin to produce more collagen. These help the skin essentially repair itself. These can be used on sagging skin anywhere on the body, making it an effective option for those with mild loose body skin. Methods include ultrasound, radio frequency, laser treatment, and laser resurfacing. These are all minimally invasive, however, some, such as laser resurfacing, will require some downtime. Most require multiple visits in order to see full results.
Surgery to remove excess skin
For those with loose belly skin due to pregnancy, a lot of loose body skin due to weight loss, or moderate to severe sagging skin on the face, surgery is often the best option for making any big changes in appearance. A plastic surgeon can remove excess skin on the body, tightening up the rest of the skin and eliminating sagginess. On the face, surgeries such as a facelift, brow lift, or neck lift tighten up the overall look of the face.
Looking for sagging skin treatments? Dr. Edmund Fisher provides many solutions, both surgical and nonsurgical, for sagging skin. Learn more and book an appointment here!