Sagging Facial Skin Treatments
As we age a number of factors contribute to facial sagging
Causes of Facial Sagging
These combined factors cause the facial volume to collapse a bit like a deflating balloon.
- Skin tone reduces due to a loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluranon.
- Fat loss occurs usually in the mid face and gravity pulls this lower causing nasolabial folds and jowls.
- Muscle tone reduces.
- Bone shrinks away particularly in women.
Volumising with Dermal Fillers for Facial Sagging
Fortunately there a number of treatment processes that can improve facial sagging. At Palm Clinic we are particularly keen on volumising with dermal fillers which creates a very natural youthful re-contouring of the face with the emphasis restored to the upper cheeks. For more serious facial sagging a facelift with a plastic surgeon can be considered.
Botulinum Toxin for Facial Sagging
Botulinum toxin can also used to lift the eyebrows and jowl line. If neck and jowls are the primary area of sagging liposuction to these areas can be very rejuvenating. To discuss your options make an appointment with one of our experienced doctors.
Before and After Photos of Treatment for Facial Sagging
* Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.
Facial Sagging on Men
Facial sagging affects men as well as women and more and more men are wanting to address the problem. The two main treatments are volumising with dermal fillers, and facelift with plastic surgery.
Volumising works by restoring the depeted volume in the mid and lower face using dermal fillers which pulls the skin up and provides a very natural "lift". We place the dermal fillers in vector lines to place tension on the skin where it is needed. Palm Clinic doctors have been at the forefront of this technique using specially designed cannulas from Paris to minimise bruising.
If the facial sagging is more severe a facelift may be required.
Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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