Along with wrinkles and fine lines, saggy skin is an age-related concern on many women’s minds. This loss of definition can happen almost anywhere on the body, but the most common areas of concerns are the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. Sagging skin is caused by several factors, including thinning the epidermis and collagen loss.
What causes the loss of skin firmness?
Collagen and Elastin produced by fibroblasts are the primary connective fibres that keep the skin elastic and wrinkle-free. They stay well while young (youthful skin has a good amount of Collagen), but the regeneration of our natural Collagen takes longer as we age. The remaining collagen hardens in a process called glycation and causes our skin to lose the ability to regain its original firmness.
The slight amount of collagen produced now has shorter fibres, which causes the fibroblasts to become disorganised. That, in turn, causes the dermis’s internal support structure (Protein and Elastin) to collapse. Little by little, our skin loses the ability to regain its shape. This manifests itself externally in the form of wrinkles and sagging skin.
How to prevent facial sagging?
Ageing is inevitable, and everyone’s skin loses its youthful appearance over time. As we age, our skin does not renew as often. When your skin begins to lose its ability to recover, it relies heavily on your genes and on the way you treat it. Other factors include damage from UVA rays and weight changes. These are the things we can control the most. Protecting your skin by applying sunscreen throughout your life can help preserve your skin’s collagen and, therefore, prolong its youthful appearance.
Facial sagging is a natural part of the ageing process, but luckily there are several cosmetic treatments that many people choose to undergo to maintain their youthful appearance longer. Injectable fillers can help bulk up, while collagen supplements, facial serums, night creams, hyaluronic acid and following a daily skincare routine will also help a lot to rejuvenate your skin.