SKIN LAXITY TREATMENT
Skin Laxity / Saggy Skin Treatment
Our skin loses elasticity with age, and skin can begin to sag. Volume loss occurs as we age, creating a deflated, sunken facial appearance. Double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky believes tightening the soft tissue layers of the face and neck and restoring volume to the face will optimize the results and give you a more youthful appearance.
Why is my face sagging?
What treats facial skin laxity?
Muscles tend to reduce in size and strength over time, and we see classic symptoms of aging such as drooping cheeks, chins, and necks. Facial fat decreases in volume and descends as a result of gravity. Beyond the changes in muscles and fat, the supportive ligaments tend to lose their elasticity over time, increasing the descent of the soft tissues of the face.
There are various facial rejuvenation treatments for sagging and loose skin. Two common approaches are the facelift and the mini-lift. Facelift surgery can effectively combat the signs of aging that result from a combination of genetics and gravity. This procedure can help to restore a more youthful appearance by lifting sagging skin, reshaping facial contours that have changed over time, reducing the appearance of deep creases, and correcting heavy or sagging jowls. Thanks to advancements in modern facelift techniques, patients can achieve more natural-looking results than ever before.
Are there other skin laxity treatments I can get?
Mini-lifts are usually reserved for patients with less skin relaxation, targeting the sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and forehead, making someone look aged, tired, and stressed. The recovery time with a mini-lift is much shorter than a traditional facelift, but the results are less dramatic. Options such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, and skin resurfacing treatments often complement the results of a facelift.