Skin Sagging

Treatments for skin sagging at Belgravia Dermatology

  • About – Sagging can give the impression of a heavy and drawn face
  • Treatments – Treatments to enhance the support of the tissues, and to tighten the skin can improve sagging. Also, rebalancing volume in the upper and mid face can help reduce the apparent heaviness in the lower face
  • Next step – Our Dermatologists are experts in Aesthetic treatments. An aesthetic assessment will identify the best way forwards in dealing with sagging

Why does skin sagging occur?

Skin sagging is the downward descent of the skin and soft tissues. This creates skin folds, and deep lines. There are three main reasons why skin sagging occurs.

Shrinking of facial bones

The bony skeleton gradually shrinks as we get older. This means that the facial bones become smaller. The skin does not shrink with age, and this means that there develops a relative surplus of skin overlying the bones. This leads to overhanging seen as skin sagging. Many of the filler injections carried out to improve skin sagging are placed on the bone, to strengthen the thinning bones.

Changes in the fat under the skin

Fatty tissue under the skin becomes thicker in some areas as we get older. This adds to the weight of the face and causes folds to occur.

Laxity of facial ligaments

Ligaments hold the skin to the bone on the face. With ageing, these ligaments become weaker and so the skin is less well stuck on to the bone. The skin therefore tends to descend.


Treatments for skin sagging at Belgravia Dermatology

  • Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan
  • A bespoke skin care regime to suit your skin type
  • A strategy to correct the problem using non-surgical treatments
  • A strategy to maintain the benefits over time

How effective are treatments for skin sagging?

Treatments for skin sagging are very effective, depending on its severity. Our Dermatologist pride themselves in recommending and delivering treatments that provide a natural result, and fit the facial features of the individual in order to maintain balance and harmony.

What should I do next?

If you would like assessment and treatment of lines and wrinkles then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.

“A number of causes are responsible for the development of skin sagging. Our Dermatologists pride themselves in delivering treatments which treat the underlying cause with natural results.”


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