Can we postpone facial sagging?

March 20, 2024

Facial sagging is something that happens to everyone and is due to the fact that over the years, muscles lose their strength and bones lose their thickness, resulting in aging, which is inevitable! On the other hand, sagging can also occur after weight loss, removing the natural tonicity of the face.

After the age of 40, sagging and the lack of necessary collagen, responsible for providing elasticity to tissues that fail to return to their place, become apparent. A study by the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SEME) confirms that women are more concerned about sagging than wrinkles. In this post, we discuss treatment for facial sagging.

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What causes facial sagging?

One of the substances that gives skin its elasticity is collagen. This structural protein is found throughout the body; in fact, it is the most common protein in mammals. Along with elastin, it provides firmness and structure to the skin, but as we age, we naturally lose collagen. The loss of collagen is reflected in facial fat loss, which reduces facial volume. The loss of both substances causes the breakdown of the collagen matrix, elastin, and fat, resulting in a loss of elasticity and, therefore, firmness.

Apart from this, what are the other factors that influence facial sagging?

Not everything is cosmetic; there are more factors that influence maintaining facial features in place, summarized in our habits:

Sun: Sun exposure generates spots and wrinkles, but also sagging, as it degrades collagen and elastin fibers.

Diet: Of course, there are no foods that help us “lift the face,” but there are those that contribute to generating new collagen, such as antioxidant foods, vitamins C and E; so citrus fruits, berries, and vegetables such as peppers or broccoli are encouraged.

The good news?

We can improve facial sagging thanks to aesthetic treatments; technology in the field of aesthetics has made great strides, allowing us as aestheticians to offer new solutions such as microneedling, radiofrequency, fractional radiofrequency, lasers, and many more that are responsible for creating new elastin and collagen cells so that the skin regains its tonicity.

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However, don’t forget something very important: in the salon, we work 50%, and the other 50% you must do at home.

How can I take care of my face at home?

Easy! Keep your face clean and hydrated (drink plenty of water and use moisturizers). Sunscreen is a must; protecting yourself from the sun is the first thing to consider as it can wear out the skin dramatically. Finally, be faithful to your skincare routine every night, do not sleep with makeup on, and include some facial massages; it won’t take you more than 5 minutes!

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