Skin Problem: Sagging Skin
Skin will eventually start to sag in several areas including causing what is often referred to as “turkey neck”, the fold of skin under the chin that loses elasticity with age. And it’s not just turkey neck we have to worry about. Skin can sag elsewhere on the face, and even on other parts of the body, including arms and hands.
No one wants to have to deal with sagging skin, but it’s yet another common skin concern that can be blamed on aging. Over time, repeated exposure to the sun causes collagen to break down, and collagen is what keeps skin smooth and taut. Without collagen and elastin, that other piece to the youthful skin puzzle, skin begins to sag, which can happen any time after the age of 40. Age range depends on the individual and comes down to factors such as how much accumulated sun exposure you’ve had, which plays a significant role in skin aging.
Thermage® may be a greatway to tighten sagging skin on your face, and can actually also work on other areas that could use a smoothing boost (abdomen, thighs, arms and hands). The Thermage device delivers radiofrequency energy into the deep layers of the skin where its heat triggers the production of new collagen, which results in tighter skin.
Similarly, Ulthera® uses heat to trigger collagen production, but its heat comes from ultrasound energy. It offers a non-surgical way to tone, tighten and lift your skin and another treatment option to consider.
One of the newer skin tightening devises in town, eMatrix also uses radiofrequency energy to get heat into the deeper layers of skin to regenerate collagen fibers in the face, or shrink fat cells in the body.