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Saggy Skin: What Causes it and Quick Tips for Skin Tightening

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How to reduce saggy skin

Having beautiful skin is the best accessory you can wear on any occasion but it could also be your worst nightmare. Imagine staring into the mirror one day and noticing your once firm and youthful skin has started to show signs of saggy skin.

It may not signify major health issues but it is quite an ordeal as you may start to shy away and lose confidence. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin and sometimes saggy skin does raise quite a concern, especially in women.

In this article, we will provide a quick guide on what causes saggy skin and some quick skin-tightening tips which could come in handy.

What Causes Saggy Skin?

Saggy skin starts to show when your skin loses elasticity as you age. Your ability to heal slows down and this causes the collagen content in your skin to decrease. As a result, your skin will have difficulty bouncing back to shape which leads to loose skin.

The impact of aging on the skin is most evident when your skin starts to loosen. While aging may be the main cause, there are also various circumstances which contribute to saggy skin. Some of these factors are caused by our everyday lifestyles.

Contributing Factors to Saggy Skin

Sun Exposure

We’ve been a strong advocate of the detrimental effects of sun damage because it simply accelerates skin aging. Harmful UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin and destroy collagen and elastin. 

This damages your skin at a cellular level and leads to premature death of healthy skin cells. This can make your skin look saggy and wrinkled even at a young age.

Rapid Weight Loss

Putting in effort to lose extra pounds may come back with an annoying side effect. Your skin is unable to cope with your excess loss of connecting fibres between the skin which makes it difficult to snap back to shape. 

This doesn’t mean we’re discouraging your weight loss journey but putting in a more lenient timeline will help your body to cope better.

Lifestyle Habits

Some lifestyle habits, particularly the ones that we may pick up when we are young such as smoking and poor nutrition may impact skin’s health. Smoking deprives your skin of the oxygen it needs and the lack of nutrients disrupts your skin’s collagen production. 

Making lifestyle changes is a great way to curb loose skin. It is significantly harder to reverse saggy skin than to prevent it so the best time to manage your lifestyle is before your symptoms appear.

Saggy Skin What Cause it

Areas of The Face That Are Prone to Saggy Skin

The skin around the face tends to be thinner and when it loses elasticity, sagging parts become more apparent. Most of the time, obvious saggy skin around the face causes loss of facial definition and may even make you look older than you actually are.

Fatty skin and saggy skin may appear similar. A quick way to determine your skin condition is to pinch it. Fatty skin may be harder to pinch and contain more volume. If your skin can be pinched and pulled easily, you may be dealing with saggy skin.

The skin of the face can sag in different ways and some areas can appear loose and more visible than others. Here are some of the common conditions of saggy skin:

Some Symtoms of Saggy Skin

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Double chin
  • Floopy cheeks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

How to Avoid Saggy Skin

The effort to avoid skin sagging begins even before the symptoms start to appear. Most of these methods to prevent sagging are straightforward and can be managed at home. These include:

Exercise & Stay Active

The visibility of saggy skin can be reduced when you engage actively in weight training, especially if on a weight loss journey. New muscles gained can replace lost skin volume due to reduced layers of fats. By staying active, you get to keep your body in shape and avoid loose skin.

Manage Lifestyle

Simple lifestyle habits such as good hydration, wearing sunscreen and proper skincare can boost levels of collagen and elastic which is highly effective against saggy skin. Collagen binds your skin more tightly and allows it to bounce back to shape naturally.

Already Have Saggy Skin?

Fret not, saggy skin is a natural part of aging and most people may start to notice saggy skin in their early 30s. Fortunately, there are nonsurgical treatments in Singapore which may help with skin sagging and they are usually quick and present no downtime.

One of the most effective and popular treatments is HIFU – a non-invasive treatment used primarily for skin-tightening and face lifting. The treatment features the use of ultrasound to combat signs of aging by stimulating collagen growth and even achieve a firm, v-shaped face.

How does HIFU Tighten Saggy Skin Without Surgery?

The HIFU treatment or also known as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound works by using medical-grade equipment to deliver ultrasound energy deep into the skin. The energy pulses trigger collagen growth to actively lift and tighten underlying tissues, resulting in a more youthful and revitalised look.

Besides, this non-invasive treatment also helps to treat other skin concerns you may face such as fine lines, wrinkles and eye bags. 

Hifu treatment for saggy skin in Singapore

Ready to Try HIFU?

If you’re looking for quick ways to fix your saggy skin without surgical means, HIFU is a great alternative to explore. We invite you to book a consultation at our clinic and our doctors will be glad to assess your skin conditions and come out with a personalised plan for you.