The ability to retain moisture and collagen/elastin production decreases during adult life, causing skin laxity. Skin laxity is the result of the ageing process but other factors such as genetics, diet, stress, sun exposure and weight fluctuations can contribute.
Whilst many people accept skin laxity as part of ageing, sublative technology can assist to prevent and treat skin laxity. Collagen tightens when it is heated. All skin tightening treatments work under the same principle.
As the skin loses its fight against gravity, there are a few common places that you will see wrinkles appearing.
- Brow ptosis (the forehead sags so the eyebrows drop over the eyelids, which then feel heavy)
- Eyelid ptosis (the upper eyelid drops, sometimes even partially obscuring vision)
- Loose folds of skin under the eye
- Jowls (loss of jaw line)
- Loss of neckline due to loose skin on the neck
Treatments to restore volume and firm skin are more effective than ever. Without surgery or anaesthesia, we are able to replace and restore skin volume and structures to a more youthful state.