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How To Firm Sagging Skin Without Surgery

As humans, our bodies can take us through many life stages and fluctuate for many reasons, whether it’s from pregnancy, weight loss or gain or general ageing. As a result, our skin may start to sag in places. If sagging skin has become a concern for you, rest assured that surgery isn’t the be-all and end-all approach. At Elite Body Contouring, we specialise in providing our clients with non-surgical skin tightening solutions that are effective and safe, without the need for the risks or extended recovery time that comes with surgery.

In this blog, we’ll explore what causes the skin to sag, everyday changes you can make to help prevent future sagging skin and skin-tightening treatments available in-clinic at Elite Body Contouring.

What is sagging skin? 

Sagging skin is a condition where your skin may lose its elasticity and firmness, leading to a more droopy appearance. While several factors may cause this, it is a natural part of ageing since the body’s collagen and elastin production that keeps skin plump and elastic decreases over time. While the ageing process is inevitable, it’s important to be mindful that certain factors may accelerate this process, leading to premature skin sagging. 

What causes skin sagging?

There are several factors that can contribute to skin sagging, including:

  • Ageing — As time passes, your skin will gradually lose its ability to produce the two essential proteins of elastin and collagen, which are integral to helping your skin retain its firm appearance. Sometimes, a person’s genetics can play a part in premature sagging skin development. 
  • Sun exposure — Excess UV exposure without taking proper measures of regular sunscreen application can contribute to sagging skin down the line.
  • Smoking — Nicotine depletes water and salts from your body, causing the skin to contract and form wrinkles. It diminishes vitamin C in the body — an antioxidant that helps defend your body from sun exposure, X-rays and tobacco smoke.
  • Alcohol — It takes longer for alcohol to leave your system if you’re in your 40s compared to in your 20s, so it’s important to be mindful of taking active steps to alternate alcohol with water and minimise your alcohol intake where possible.
  • Poor diet — Consuming a high-fat diet can cause ageing skin by inducing oxidative stress to the skin, producing inflammatory damage.
  • Lack of sleep Sleep deprivation may affect your collagen production, causing a breakdown in your skin’s barrier function and mucous membranes. One particular study demonstrated that participants who were sleep-deprived had dark circles under their eyes, paler skin and more pronounced wrinkles.
  • Weight loss — Losing a significant amount of weight can lead to sagging skin, particularly when it’s a rapid weight loss. The older you are, the more challenging it can be for your weight to snap back. Similarly, women post-pregnancy can experience sagging skin around their abdomen. 

Sagging skin remedies you can employ in your daily life

You can take everyday sagging skin remedies to look after your skin. These skin-firming methods include the following measures:

  • Staying hydrated — Keeping your body well-hydrated ensures your skin remains nourished to maintain its elasticity.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet — A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals helps support your skin health. Foods high in vitamin C, in particular, will help boost collagen production.
  • Protecting your skin from the sun — Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF is crucial to prevent UV damage, which can accelerate the loss of skin elasticity.
  • Quitting smoking — Smoking decreases blood flow to the skin, which can speed up the ageing process.
  • Getting regular exercise — Exercise improves overall blood circulation, which helps to nourish skin cells.

Non-surgical skin tightening treatments available at Elite Body Contouring

Whether you’re suffering from loose skin after weight loss, ageing, pregnancy or other factors or conditions, we have a range of non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments to help restore your skin elasticity. These include:

This non-surgical facelift uses PowerShape™ Radio Frequency, a clinically safe, gentle, non-invasive and long-term solution for achieving tighter and firmer skin without the need for surgery. With minimal aftercare and no downtime required, it’s an ideal treatment for crow’s feet and under eyes, forehead lines and eyebrows, laugh lines and the neck and décolletage.

Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening treatment uses energy waves to heat the deep layer of the skin (dermis) and stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. You can treat various areas, whether the abdomen or thighs, with little to no downtime. Notice results within a few weeks that will continue to improve over time.

The High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Non-Surgical Facelift uses HIFU technology to deliver heat to the skin and subcutaneous tissue, tightening skin around the face and neck areas to improve skin texture and help reduce sagging. Notice significant results in as little as 2-4 sessions with no pain or downtime and long-term results lasting up to 18 months.

This skin-tightening treatment uses HIFU to lift, tighten and firm sagging skin in your areas of concern. Walk in and out of this procedure in as little as 30-60 minutes with no downtime. 

Book your initial consultation with Elite Body Contouring today 

With advancements in non-surgical skin tightening and sagging skin remedies you can employ in your lifestyle, you can rest assured there are plenty of options available that don’t involve the risk or downtime associated with surgery. When you choose Elite Body Contouring, our expert therapists will take the time to understand your goals and measure your progress to ensure you’re getting the desired results. Select your preferred clinic to make an online booking — our therapists are happy to help!