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Sagging Skin

When you consider that Sagging Skin is one of the main contributors to looking older as we age, it come as no surprise to know that the phrase Skin Tightening is the most searched cosmetic topic on the internet. Unfortunately, every single person will experience some degree of sagging skin as they age. The reason for this is that the collagen structures and elastin in the dermis (Inner) layer of the skin begin to shrink and break down, therefore providing less support for the epidermis (outer) layer of skin to hold onto. The epidermis layer of skin also begins to thin, and your skins fat stores and underlying muscle begin to deplete. This combination causes the epidermis to dry out, succumb to the effects of gravity and begin to sag and form lines and wrinkles. The rate at which this happens is affected by many things such as genetics, health and age. Below are a few factors that cause sagging skin:

Weight Loss

Obese individuals who have lost a massive amount of weight often have problems with excess skin. Typically this occurs as a result of extreme dieting. In the instance of weight loss, the best way to prevent sagging skin is to monitor your weight reduction-making sure to pace yourself. The excess fat in the body stretches the skin. Depending upon your age, you may find that the flesh does not “snap back” with the same elasticity, as it would have when you were younger. Thus, a gradual approach is the best way to get your skin to adjust to your weight changes.

The Sun

You may think that only women of a certain age have to fight gravity’s effect on the skin. But many women who enjoy soaking up the sun’s rays often discover one problem or another later in life. Putting aside all the risks of skin cancer, the sun has other ways of damaging the skin. Though you may emerge from beach sands with a chic, toasty complexion-the sun’s drying effects eventually wreak havoc on skin’s natural elasticity. So, if you’re going to play about outside during the spring and summer months, sunscreen and extra moisturising are imperative for fighting the effects of gravity


Smoking curbs your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, these proteins are a key part of the skin’s structure. The downturn in these proteins paves the way for sagging skin and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Even second hand smoke can effect you greatly.



The best way to prevent the premature sagging of your skin is to look at habitual factors such as diet, sun protection and whether or not you smoke. These simple things in your day to day life that can exacerbate your ageing and saggy skin. Most of the effects of skin damage only show years after it has occurred, though it is never too late to start specifically taking care of your skin properly.



The correction for Sagging Skin will depend on many factors such as medical history, age, life style factors and many more. The best way to find out what would be the best procedure for you is to organise a free consultation where we can explain to you what is the main cause of your concern and how best to address it. Some of the procedures offered to combat the effects of ageing and sagging skin include:

Thermage CPT – Non-invasive skin tightening and contouring using radio frequency

Ultherapy – Non-invasive face lift procedure using ultrasound technology

FRAC3 – Non-invasive Skin Rejuvenation; perfect for active and on the go people looking to refresh their look

EXELO2 – CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing with minimal down time and reduced risk compared to similar systems such as Fraxel, Lumenis Deep and Active FX

To enquire about the correction of Sagging Skin at the Cosmetic Medical Clinic Sydney, call 02 9211 6916 or fill out the form below to send us an online enquiry. We would love the opportunity to organise an obligation and fee free consultation.


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