WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN
The most common cause of saggy skin is simply the process of aging. As we get older, our skin loses the ability to produce the collagen and elastin needed to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance. As the skin’s connective tissue that keeps it supple and tight, the lower production rate means that skin will begin to droop and lose its plumpness. Your facial muscles also get weaker as you get older, hence the pull of gravity may cause skin to sag a little more.
Other causes include exposure to the sun which damages skin cells and breaks down collagen and elastin, increasing the effects of aging at a quicker rate than normal. Weight loss, especially large amounts in a short period of time, may also contribute to saggy skin. This is because the skin has been too stretched out over time, making it far more difficult for it to snap back into place. Smokers are also at risk at it dries out the skin, reducing the moisture available which helps to keep the skin plump and full.
HOW IT WORKS
The Candela GentleYAG laser is non-ablative and is not painful, and does not cause any known side effects. No downtime is required, allowing you to get back into your daily routine without worry. The gentle, non-ablative laser beam emitted from the Candela GentleYAG laser system is converted into heat energy and transferred into the internal layers of the skin. It is then absorbed into the target area, stimulating the production of collage, elastin and other proteins required for the skin to regain its suppleness. As a result of this procedure, your skin will become much tighter and wrinkles will be diminished, giving you a much more youthful look while your skin should feel fresher. Most patients tend to see results within 4-6 weeks of the treatment, but this may vary depending on the individual.
In addition, follow-up treatments every 4-6 weeks help to maintain the healthy glow of your skin while also slowing down the aging process. The Candela GentleYAG laser is a non-invasive treatment, making it a suitable option for individuals who are not keen on injections or surgery to repair their skin.