Loose, sagging skin is one the most common and most common signs of facial aging. As a result, skin rejuvenation and facial enhancement are some of the most sought after treatments among men and women. As we age, the skin will inevitably go through some changes. How people age will vary greatly, and most experience more than one symptom, especially in the face. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to address these concerns.
Everything from pigmentation changes to wrinkles to sagging skin can be hidden, reduced, or eliminated thanks to advancements in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic solutions. Even when you use sunscreen regularly, use high-end skincare products, and have a healthy lifestyle, signs of aging may develop on the skin.
Most patients start to see these signs in the face, with loose, sagging skin developing noticeably around the midface region. Wrinkles, folds, and sagging can also happen on the brow and around the eyes. It can be distressing, especially for patients who are in their 30s or 40s. At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we help patients achieve facial rejuvenation through comprehensive cosmetic procedures. We offer treatments that can light & tighten the face on the skin to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance.
Causes of Loose Skin
While you may not notice it right away, the skin can begin to increase laxity and start developing wrinkles and a drooping appearance over time. This can occur for different reasons, including both internal and external factors.
Collagen production within the body, for example, decreases with age, meaning the skin becomes more susceptible to lasting damage as we get older. Other factors are well beyond our control, like gravity, sun exposure, and harsh weather, which can wear down the skin and cause free radicals to form between the tissue. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bengtson can help you understand what form of treatment can help address your concerns.
There is no right age to start caring for your skin. Cleaning and moisturizing your skin regularly, especially when you start at a young age, can help fight off bacteria and keep your skin healthy longer. You can use preventative methods in your 20s and 30s to help maintain your skin’s collagen and elasticity.
Many patients begin skin rejuvenation procedures like THERMIsmooth® and Profound® around this time. Older patients in their 40s and 50s will benefit from practices like Botox® and laser resurfacing methods to reverse aging symptoms along with the most common non-surgical treatments in our practice, including Ulthera® and Profound®. Ultimately, the best form of treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms. For those who cannot achieve their desired results through non-invasive methods, cosmetic surgery solutions like a facelift can help to lift and tighten the skin.
The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery provides patients with high-quality cosmetic surgery services offered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. We understand the importance of customizing treatments to suit everyone’s needs individually, as this can help deliver the best results for everyone.
Profound® uses radiofrequency energy to help address loose, sagging skin. Profound® helps to stimulate collagen production in the skin through a two-in-one microneedling and RF therapy session and both tighten skin as well as resurfaces.
Ultherapy® is the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical procedure for lifting structural tissue. It uses ultrasound waves to stimulate the skin and improve laxity and contour.
Resurfacing can refer to many options. With clinically proven laser skin techniques, patients can help achieve smoother, tighter skin. We offer ablative, non-ablative, and fractional treatment options including our new CORE Fractional CO2 system and Nordlys Fractional resurfacing system.
One of the most popular options for patients who want to lift, tighten, and restore lost volume to the skin are fillers & injectables. Products like dermal fillers or collagen will help fill out sections of the face that are sagging and drooping to achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for anti-aging treatments that lift and tighten the skin. What provides the most rejuvenating results will vary for each patient. At the Bengtson Center, we customize procedures to help patients address their needs to complement them best.
In some cases, this may mean combining treatments, incorporating medical-grade skincare products, and even considering cosmetic surgery. For those who have more severe signs of aging, such as noticeably loose skin that sags and droops away from the face, facial plastic surgery can help. Procedures such as a face or neck lift can turn back the hands of time and help you look 10 or 20 years younger.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing