Skin laxity and sagging skin are common concerns due to the natural aging process. Some lifestyle choices, as well as genetics, can also contribute to skin laxity and sagging. Skin laxity occurs when the skin loses firmness and structure, causing sagging. Common areas of concern include cheeks, jawline, jowls, and neck. There are two vital components to the skin’s structure that affect laxity: collagen and elastin.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and other tissues throughout the body. Think of collagen as the “building blocks” of the skin.
Elastin is also a structural protein which provides resilience, stretching, and elastic qualities.
Optimum levels of collagen are maintained until around age 25, at which time collagen gradually decreases. Loss of elastin occurs in our 30s and 40s. In addition to aging, there are lifestyle choices that can contribute to skin laxity and sagging.
Fortunately there are ways to slow the process leading to laxity and sagging.
Lifestyle habits: Avoiding tobacco use, eating a healthy well balanced diet, staying hydrated, practicing good sleep habits
Products: At Essence, we carry all medical grade skin care products, which means that the concentration of active ingredients are higher than most drug store and over the counter products. Not only are the products very effective, they last much longer than products that are diluted with water and other fillers. See below to review medical grade products that are recommended for those with concerns about laxity and sagging.
Treatments: We offer multiple safe and effective treatments to promote collagen production and address laxity and sagging. Collagen inducing treatments work by creating controlled micro injuries, which then stimulates the body’s natural healing process to repair and regenerate. See below to review these treatments.
Laxity/Sagging Skin FAQ
Can oral collagen supplements help prevent or treat laxity?
How long does it take for collagen to form?
Does a surgical face or neck lift fix laxity and sagging?
Plasma is the most effective and advanced treatment to enter the medical aesthetics industry in many years. It combines radiofrequency with microplasma energy to promote collagen production and rejuvenate the skin.
Injecting PRP into certain areas of the face can promote skin health, vibrancy, lift, and volume. Areas include, but are not limited to, cheeks, tear troughs, temples, nasolabial folds, marionette lines.
A skin treatment which utilizes a device to create controlled microscopic channels or injuries to stimulate the body's natural healing process, including production of collagen and elastin, while minimizing cellular damage.
An anti-aging breakthrough in skin structure + shape. For all skin types and sensitive skin areas to reinforce skin health and hydrate to support the visible improvement in skin elasticity and firmness.