As we get older, our skin changes—and usually not for the better. Youthful skin is supple and firm (remember that?!). Aging skin begins to show blemishes, folds, wrinkles, poor texture, and sagging. While this happens to everyone eventually, the good news is that you can bounce back (at least for the most part) to its youthful firmness and even reverse sagging skin.
Why does your skin sag in the first place? Before we dive into all the amazing treatments that we offer for tightening sagging skin, it’s helpful to know exactly why it happens so that you can take steps to slow down this natural process.
The Top 3 Reasons Our Skin Sags As We Age:
Loss of Collagen
Collagen and elastin form the foundation of youthful, elastic skin. Collagen is the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue. Collagen and elastin production slow down as we age.
Harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun damage skin cells and break down the skin’s elasticity. As collagen breaks down in the skin, your skin begins to sag.
Loss of Volume
Loss of volume in the skin and facial tissues plays a big role in causing the skin to sag. As volume loss occurs along with a reduction in collagen and elastin, the skin just can’t keep up, causing it to sag and hang. Thinning skin, loss of facial fat and overall volume leads to deep folds and sagging skin that will not tighten on its own.
Gravity and Muscle Weakness
The effects of gravity over time do play a subtle role in sagging skin, though lack of collagen and volume loss play a much bigger role. Also, muscle weakness in the facial muscles can worsen already sagging skin.
Skin Tightening Treatment Options
The good news is, there are treatments and products available at Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness in Glen Carbon, IL that can help your skin bounce back and give you a more youthful appearance!
HALO™ Laser by Sciton®
HALO™ is a unique Hybrid Fractional Laser technology that repairs the damage you can (and can’t) see in your skin. This amazing skin resurfacing treatment offers deep dermal revitalization along with epidermal renewal.
The Sciton® HALO™ Laser is safe for all skin types and is an excellent option if you are looking to tighten skin, and also reverse sun damage and improve skin tone and texture!
HALO healing process
Forever Young BBL by Sciton®
Forever Young BBL is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
Forever Young BBL treats a variety of skin concerns and is great for those who are looking to tighten skin, and also improve tone, rosacea and fine lines and wrinkles.
BONUS: HALO and BBL are 25% off if you book by 2/28/24!
Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other technologies, non-surgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature.
This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen, thus tightening your skin and making you look years younger.
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Microneedling is a procedure that is used to create tiny micro-channels in the skin. These microchannels then stimulate collagen production, tighten the skin and retexturize imperfections. Adding PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can help your skin heal even deeper and more quickly. PRP contains certain proteins, including growth factors, that help skin tissue repair itself.
Secret RF is a treatment that uses fractional radio frequency (RF) and a micro-needling system to stimulate and remodel collagen. By targeting the skin’s underlying support system, this procedure allows us to deeply penetrate and restructure problem areas in your skin.
Secret RF allows patients to address the common signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, brown spots, skin texture, etc.
ThermiSmooth uses stimulation of collagen to lift and tighten the skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.We use a temperature controlled handpiece on the surface of your skin to heat targeted tissues to an exact temperature, causing the skin textures to become even and smooth, as well as tighter.