Sagging Body Skin
Why do we have sagging body skin?
Breaking down of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose its structure and elasticity, causing the skin to sag.
South African women show their arms, thighs and bodies more often than other women due to the warm climate and it becomes extremely important for them to have a well-toned skin.
Excessive and rapid weight loss, age, stress and sun exposure are some of the main reasons why our skin becomes loose and saggy.
8th Sense Approach
Patients aged 50+ are especially prone to exhibit skin aging symptoms. We lose as much as 30% of the collagen in the first 5 menopausal years. 8th Sense recognises the essential role of our youth hormones, such as estrogen and growth hormone, in keeping good skin tone and addresses menopause with bioidentical hormones, as early as possible.
All our patients will be treated with an integrative medical approach to find the underlying causes of sagging skin for more tailored treatment (premature skin sagging due to high cortisol, excessive infrared radiation from sun tanning, menopausal skin sagging, speeded fat loss etc.).
Commonly treated areas are:
- Inner thighs
TREATMENTS FOR SAGGING BODY SKIN
Body shaping by Thermage
The Thermage 16.0 tip is designed specifically for body sculpting and treating skin laxity. This tip uses monopolar radiofrequency to deliver its tightening effect deeply into the skin, tightening existing collagen and contouring the area of unwanted superficial fat.
This is a completely non-invasive procedure done as a single session.
Tripollar for sagging skin
TriPollar painlessly delivers radiofrequency to smooth and tighten the skin, targeting underlying fat. Patients usually describe the sensation as similar to a hot stone massage and they are excited to see initial results after only one session. This effect happens due to primary protein denaturation. TriPollar is used on the thighs, buttocks, arms, and tummy where we want a lean and smooth appearance.
Titan is the light-based solution for sagging skin. Skin laxity improvement is often noticeable after the initial treatment due to protein denaturation. However the aim is to achieve long lasting effect that becomes visible after 6 months. It is suitable for any skin type.
This is a fully FDA-approved treatment for cellulite that also involve use of radiofrequency to tightens the collagen that is a part of cellulite pockets. This collagen is damaged by aging, due to high cortisol levels, high sugar intake or UV exposure.