Facial sagging and loosening

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Facial sagging and loosening

What is sagging and loosening of the face?

The face is a reflection of our age and health. Over time, skin aging manifests itself in sagging facial skin and loss of elasticity. These changes can affect different areas of the face, including the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, oval, neck, eye contour, nasolabial folds and décolleté.

What is sagging and loosening of the face?

The face is a reflection of our age and health. Over time, skin aging manifests itself in sagging facial skin and loss of elasticity. These changes can affect different areas of the face, including the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, oval, neck, eye contour, nasolabial folds and décolleté.

Specific causes of sagging skin

  • Natural aging: With age, collagen and elastin production declines, leading to a loss of skin elasticity.
  • Bone changes: The reduction in facial bone mass with age can contribute to skin sagging. Facial bones, especially those of the eye socket, jaw and cheekbones, can shrink over time, altering the structure of the face.
  • Muscular atrophy: Facial muscles can weaken and atrophy with age, which also contributes to sagging skin.
  • Sun exposure: UV rays can accelerate the aging process by damaging the skin’s collagen and elastin.
  • Smoking: Smoking reduces blood circulation to the skin, which can accelerate the aging process.
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes, particularly during menopause, can affect skin elasticity.
  • Genetic factors: Genetics can play a role in how the skin ages.

Areas concerned:

  • The lion’s wrinkle: appears between the eyebrows, as a result of the habit of frowning at them. This wrinkle can give a severe appearance to the face.
  • Horizontal wrinkles at the root of the nose: these appear from a certain age and are associated with sagging forehead skin and hyperaction of the orbicularis muscle.
  • Crow’s feet wrinkles: these form around the eyes and are often associated with skin aging.
  • Bitter lines: these create a depression triangle between the lower lip, the labial commissure and the mandibular region. These wrinkles appear around age 50 and give the face a sad, worried, frozen look.
  • Valley of tears: this refers to the mediojugal wrinkle, i.e. the hollow between the wings of the nose and the cheekbone area. This area is very fragile and wrinkles easily. Sagging in this area appears with age, marking the face with a diagonal hollow on the cheek, starting from the corner of the inner eye. This sagging gradually alters the harmony of the face, giving a marked, sad, even aged look to the eyes.
  • Lip wrinkles: appear around the mouth and are often associated with loss of lip volume.
  • Chin wrinkles: appear on the chin and are often associated with sagging skin.
  • Neck and décolleté wrinkles: appear on the neck and décolleté and are often associated with aging skin.
  • Dehydration lines: these are caused by skin dehydration and often appear around the eyes and mouth.

Aesthetic medicine treatments

Non-surgical treatments

Hyaluronic acid injections

These injections of filling agents or fillers are used to fill wrinkles, restore volume and deeply hydrate the skin.

Popular products:

  • Restylane : Ideal for treating moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds and for increasing lip volume.
  • Juvéderm : A range of products adapted to fill wrinkles, redefine facial contours and increase lip volume.

How many syringes for fillers (FR):

A video explaining injections for the nasolabial fold (FR):

Botox (botulinum toxin)

Botox is used to reduce expression lines by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles.

Target areas: 

  • Forehead
  • Frown lines (between eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet (outer corners of the eyes).

Radiofrequency

This technique uses radio waves to heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production.

Results: Tighter skin, improved texture and reduced wrinkles.

Aesthetic laser

The laser targets the superficial and/or deep layers of the skin to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production.

Types of laser:

  • CO2 laser: Ideal for treating deep wrinkles, scars and improving skin texture.
  • Fraxel laser: Used to treat wrinkles, pigment spots and improve skin texture.
  • Skin texture

Volumizing injections:

These injections restore volume to sagging areas of the face.

Popular products:

  • Sculptra: A collagen stimulator that helps restore facial volume gradually.
  • Radiesse: A filler that also stimulates the production of natural collagen.

Surgical

Facelift:

A surgical procedure to tighten facial skin for a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty:

Eyelid surgery to correct sagging upper eyelids and eliminate bags under the eyes.

Facial liposuction:

To remove unwanted fat deposits, particularly around the neck and jawline.

 

Products used in treatments

Serums: Contain active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol.

Creams: Moisturize, protect against UV rays and stimulate collagen production. 

Products like Retin-A are effective against aging.

Masks: Offer intense hydration, a lifting effect and tighten pores.

Conclusion

Facial sagging is a natural phenomenon that occurs over time. Fortunately, thanks to advances in aesthetic medicine, it is now possible to counteract these signs of aging. At MRockland, we have a wide range of non-invasive treatments to suit every need. Whether you opt for filler injections, volumizing injections, laser treatments or other innovative techniques, our team is dedicated to giving your face a rejuvenated and revitalized appearance. It’s essential to consult our specialists to determine the best approach for your needs and expectations.

FAQ

What's the difference between sagging and loosening of the face?

Sagging refers to the loss of volume, while loosening refers to the loss of skin elasticity.

Why does facial skin sag?

Several factors contribute to sagging facial skin. With age, the production of collagen and elastin, essential for keeping skin firm, diminishes. In addition, loss of facial fat, prolonged sun exposure, smoking, hormonal variations and genetics can also play a role in sagging skin.

How can I combat facial sagging?

There are several ways to combat facial sagging:

Non-surgical treatments such as hyaluronic acid injections, Botox, radiofrequency and aesthetic lasers.

Surgical treatments such as facelifts.

Adopt a proper skin care routine, including the use of anti-aging creams.

Protect skin from the sun by using sunscreen.

Eat a balanced diet and drink enough water.

Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

How to lift jowls?

Jowls are often the result of loss of skin elasticity and gravity. To lift them :

Hyaluronic acid injections can help restore volume to the area.

A facelift or mini-facelift can be considered for longer-lasting results.

Radiofrequency and laser treatment can also help tighten the skin.

How can I combat sagging facial contours?

To redefine the oval of the face :

Tensor threads can be used for a lifting effect.

Hyaluronic acid injections can help restore volume and define the oval.

Radiofrequency and laser treatments can tighten the skin.

In more advanced cases, a facelift may be recommended.

At what age should I start aesthetic medicine treatments?

That depends on the individual, but prevention can begin as early as your thirties.

Are aesthetic medicine treatments painful?

Most non-surgical treatments are painless, and topical anesthetics can be used. Surgical treatments require anesthesia.

How long do the results of hyaluronic acid and Botox injections last?

Hyaluronic acid results can last from 6 to 18 months, while Botox results generally last from 3 to 6 months.