Loose and sagging skin

Over time skin loses its youthful appearance, it loses two important proteins manufactured in the dermis – elastin and collagen


Over time, skin loses its youthful appearance. This natural ageing process is often sped up by: genetics, sun, smoking, chickenpox, and acne.

Skin ages. It loses two key proteins made in the dermis: elastin and collagen. As its name suggests, elastin gives skin elasticity. It provides firm skin with the ability to bounce back when stretched

Collagen is produced by fibroblasts. When skin is taut and firm, it has collagen to thank. Collagen is made of tight fibres. They help skin keep its structure and firmness. Both elastin and collagen production decline as people age.

Too much sun exposure and not taking care of your skin or health can speed up the process of skin ageing. This can make your skin look saggy and wrinkled at a younger age.

Weight loss

Saggy skin, on both the face and body, is often associated with the loss of fat. The skin sags because collagen and elastin in the dermis break down.

While anyone can get saggy skin, it's more likely to occur in people as they age. People who have lost significant amounts of weight are also more susceptible.

Carrying extra weight for a long time can damage the collagen and elastin fibres in your skin. This makes it harder for skin to snap back when you lose weight. If you lose a significant amount of weight, significant amounts of saggy skin may result.

Younger skin bounces back more easily. So, your age at the time of weight loss also matters for how saggy your skin becomes.

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Loose and sagging skin treatments

  • Exilis Ultra 360™ - ultrasound & RF energy work to: stimulating collagen and elastin production, reducing fat cells, and tightens skin.
  • Fibroblasting is a non-surgical procedure. It uses protein and collagen to improve your skin.
  • Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts. The goal is to rejuvenate and tighten skin.
  • Micro genius uses RF energy. It targets skin laxity, pigmentation, and texture issues. It gives instant, long–term results that you will love.
  • TCA Peel uses a light chemical peel. It helps control oil and lighten dark spots. It also evens out skin colour.
  • TriPollar facial treatment is painless. It delivers focused RF waves deep into your skin. This tightens and lifts your skin.

Due to the complex nature loose and sagging skin, consultations are always required. That way, our trained aesthetician can make a treatment package that meets your needs.

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