What Really Works in Tightening Sagging Skin
- Posted on: Apr 22 2015
With thousands of anti-aging treatments and products on the market, it’s no surprise that consumers are confused about what really works for their aging issues.
Loose, sagging skin tops the list of the most common aging issues that concern both men and women. Sagging skin is a result of declining levels of two naturally occurring proteins — collagen and elastin. Both are responsible for that firm, plump appearance of naturally youthful skin. As we age, the body produces less of both proteins and your skin starts to sag.
Boosting your collagen and elastin levels
Increasing your collagen and elastin levels is essential for tightening sagging skin and restoring its natural firmness. The following products and procedures are effective in increasing collagen and elastin levels by either stimulating the body to produce more of it or by regenerating the proteins themselves.
- Dermal fillers
Scultpra is a collagen-boosting filler that has been widely used for reducing the appearance of under eye hollows, sunken cheeks, and nasolabial folds. Restylane, a popular filler for improving unattractive tear troughs, has been found to induce rapid production of collagen along with restoring volume.
A tiny amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient at the beginning of this procedure. The sample is consequently spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma components from the rest of the blood. The plasma component contains proteins, platelets, and clotting factors that help the body produce more collagen. PRP has been shown to be quite effective in softening crow’s feet and lifting the middle and lower portions of the face. The procedure is also known as the Vampire Facelift.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about treatments that help increase your collagen and elastin levels. Call us at 440.639.3223!
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