Skin Lifting and Tightening: 5 Ways to Counter Sagging Skin Based on Your Condition
We all know too well how skin can start sagging as we age. What was once snappy and tightened, slowly turns to jowls, droopy eyelids and loose jawlines.
As our skin ages, it loses two important ingredients – elastin and collagen, that are instrumental in giving our complexions the elasticity and firmness that it boasts in its younger years. There are also a number of other factors such as pollution, weight loss, pregnancy and certain illnesses that can accelerate sagging of skin.
If you too have been struggling with newly found saggy skin or are looking to counter it as you age, these 5 ways are easy to adapt. Based on your skin condition and the intensity of treatment you are seeking, the options below will have you boasting tightened and lifted skin in no time.
The cure for almost everything these days, it’s no wonder that exercise can actually work on sagging skin as well. Basically any movement that builds or tightens muscles can reduce the look of minor sagging. Choose weights and resistance training to help increase muscle mass. Pilates too makes for a great tightening exercise. As for the jowls on your face, if these are minor, you can try facial exercises as well as Yoga which is known to provide multiple benefits to both the body and the face.
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Creams and lotions
The beauty industry has come a long way and now offers several products available off the shelf, that can help with tightening and lifting of skin.
You may have already read about the anti ageing powers of retinol but did you know that it can also improve the elasticity of your face. The Age Defy Rejuvenating & Anti-Aging Lotion, is a hydrating wonder cream that was made to firm and lift with superior efficacy! Developed by the Doctors at SW1 Clinic, this product is packed full of hyaluronic acid and vital collagen, with retinol as its key ingredient – it plumps skin into looking instantly toned and lifted! Continuous use is known to give a glowing complexion that is tightened and more elastic – now that’s definitely a win!
Embrace ultrasound therapy for a non-surgical lift that is as effective as it is long lasting. Ultherapy is a breakthrough procedure that uses medical ultrasound and works deep below the surface for dramatic and long-lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening and lifting.
It is completely safe to be used around the eyes and hence the perfect antidote to droopy eyelids, crow’s feet and dull peepers. Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and lifted, which in turn works wonders for the folds of the nose, mouth and jaw line. And that’s not all! You’ll see dramatic improvements in skin texture and evenness of colour too!
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Thermage has taken the world of aesthetic technology, quite literally by storm! For those with tired saggy faces, crepey eyelids and bags, the Thermage CPT system gives hope for tightened and smoothened skin without the need for surgery, injections or downtime.
A premium non-invasive tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency waves, Thermage penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate our body’s natural renewal of collagen, resulting in skin tightening and contouring.
Thermage is not only FDA approved for the non-invasive treatment of facial wrinkles, but it is also the only system which is FDA-approved for non-invasive treatment of the eyelids! And unlike other procedures like a facelift or a thread lift, Thermage needs no incisions or downtime at all.
Been considering a surgical face lift? If your sagging issues are quite advanced, chances are you have been thinking of investing in some surgical help against gravity. The good news is that facelifts don’t need use of a scalpel anymore!
Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive treatment which addresses two primary facial ageing concerns; that of sagging skin and wrinkles. Using 100% bio-absorbable threads strategically placed under the skin to lift and restore facial contours, the Silhouette Instalift helps to stimulate the skin’s own collagen production over time. With no incisions or stitches needed, the lifting effect from this treatment is visible almost immediately with the effects lasting over a long period of time as your own collagen is kicked into production mode.
Experience smooth, firm and rejuvenated skin, like you’ve never felt before!