Skin begins to sag as we age due to genetics and forces of nature that, before now, were out of our control. The process begins with the development of things like an uneven skin tone, and the appearance of brown sun spots and broken blood vessels. While eating well, staying well hydrated, getting enough sleep, and exercising can help keep your skin remain more plump and youthful, no amount of healthy living can reduce the appearance of sun and pollutant exposure on our skin. One of the most common skin conditions our patients see us about during the early signs of aging are hyperpigmentation (the appearance of brown spots) and melasma (grey and brown patches on the face). The aging process continues with the loss of the fat on the mid-face, as well as in front of the ears. As you continue to age, facial bones shrink and fat loss continues around the chin, jawline, and around the mouth, resulting in loose and sagging skin. The good news is that you can now significantly restore your youthful appearance through our state-of-the-art technology, administered by highly-skilled medical professionals.
TIGHTEN LOOSE, SAGGING SKIN
Your lifestyle choices are your first defense against premature aging. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and smoking will help prevent sagging skin. Wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+, along with the use of a daily moisturizer loaded with peptides and lipids will help prevent the skin from aging prematurely. Diet plays an equally important role in your skin health. It is no real surprise that what you put into your body will affect the appearance of your skin. The Kwan Dermatology team recommends adding antioxidant-rich foods to your diet, along with Omega 3 fatty acids. These foods nourish the skin, help your skin retain moisture and defend against free-radicals (which harm your skin’s cellular structure). In addition to lifestyle changes, there are a variety of non-surgical procedures that help reverse loose, sagging skin. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can be used to add volume back to the cheekbone, and jawline area. Radiofrequency procedures such as Ultherapy and Fraxel are also effective treatments for sagging skin that our patients have been delighted with. One of the newest solutions is the Silhouette Instalift and Nova Thread lift, which uses dissolving threads to lift the skin. Kwan Dermatology uses the latest technology to reverse the signs of aging and is leader in the development of new anti-aging procedures and technologies.