Why Does Sagging Happen?
Chronological aging causes the skin, primarily the dermis, to lose collagen and elastin, both of which are important to keep the skin firm and elastic. In addition, photoaging (UV radiation) affects the activity of the enzymes responsible for further collagen distraction due to free-radical formation.
In the same manner: stress, high carbohydrate intake, smoking, environmental toxins and infrared radiation damages collagen. This often leads to the premature aging seen in even in younger individuals. Hormonal aging, AGEs (advanced glycation end-products appearing from the age of 20) and the shortening of telomeres all contribute to chronological aging. Hereditary predisposition for premature skin aging is also a factor.
Understanding facial aging
Types of Facial Skin Sagging
The latest research in understanding global facial aging acknowledge the complexity of this process, which includes a decrease in muscle tone, bone reabsorption, increased ligament laxity, all of which contribute to a final sagging look. It appears as if there are so many factors preventing us from having beautiful, firm facial skin!
Types of Facial Skin Sagging:
- Eyelid sagging
- Sagging cheeks
- Sagging jowls
- Double chin and sagging neck
Our Approach To Facial Sagging
8th SENSE offers modern non-surgical skin tightening techniques, which are both US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Marketing (an approval process for medical devices in Europe) approved and are supported by extensive medical research, to target sagging skin in a non-invasive manner. We recommend starting with these procedures as soon as the first signs of sagging appear.
Face by Thermage is a safe, non-invasive procedure that is designed to smooth, tighten and contour skin for a naturally younger looking appearance. It is recommended as a single treatment for all skin types. Patients report an immediate improvement from direct Thermage-induced protein denaturation. Even better, further improvements are expected within a few months for a definite result. This is done with no surgery, no injections, minimal downtime, and the treatment is designed to deliver long-lasting results.
Titan is a light-based solution for sagging skin, designed to gradually enhance collagen production.
Titan treatment produces heat, which stimulates fibroblast activity immediately after the procedure.
Using very little energy, Tripollar painlessly begins to tighten collagen fibers after only one treatment.
It targets and “melts” deeper fat areas underneath the skin, which makes it a popular choice for individuals with a so-called “double chin” or excess neck fat deposits.
Fillers - strategically placed
Fillers – strategically placed below the muscle, above the muscle, bellow the sagging ligament and in other key areas – can greatly modify activity and function of the aging area, contributing to the desired lifted look.
We apply these innovative technics (myomodulation, ligament support, 3D facial rejuvenation etc.) in conjunction with skin tightening procedures, in keeping with the latest research in non-surgical face lifting. We use fillers with a high lifting capacity for this purpose.
While skin sagging is an inevitable process, there is also a whole range of other factors that contribute to skin sagging on an ongoing basis. Our medical team will assess all these factors and prescribe an internal anti-aging solution with the aim of controlling their harmful effect. (The additional factors include hormonal deficiencies, nutritional lacks, excess cortisol, high glycation etc.)
Typically, you can expect to see initial improvements straight after the treatment as protein fibers immediately denature with all devices. Collagen production takes about three to six months, which means we see a gradual improvement, which is truly appreciated by most of our patients. Fillers, however, give instantaneous results.
Our aim is to accomplish subtle refreshed look, maintaining all your natural facial features.