Sagging Skin

If you have concerns with loose or sagging skin, knowing what the causes and preventative measures are can go a long way to helping you feel more skin confident. We carry out many treatments to firm up sagging skin here at Continental Skin Clinic. 

What is a sagging skin?

Sagging skin usually occurs from internal or external factors that affect the key molecules, vital for helping keep the skin elastic, firm, and hydrated. When this process is disrupted, loose skin under the chin, sagging jowls, and less-than-firm cheeks can be experienced.

Cause of Sagging Skin

As we get older, the skin loses its youthful exuberance and begins to loosen on your face, neck, and the rest of the body. This can also be the result of other factors apart from age, such as weight loss. Your eyelids, jowls, chin, throat, stomach, and upper arms can all be susceptible to sagging skin. The main causes of this are:

  • Skin loosening that occurs with age is mostly due to a loss of collagen networks, elastin fibres, and hyaluronic acid — the molecule that helps the skin retain moisture. Elastin gives the skin its firmness, so when this decreases, the skin loses its ability to bounce back. Collagen is responsible for keeping the skin taut and firm and again will struggle to do so when it breaks down as we age
  • Weight loss, especially significant or rapid weight loss, and pregnancy can loosen the skin by stretching skin molecules or changing the structure of the skin. If an area of your body has had extra weight for a while, then suddenly loses it, the skin may not react to this change and stay stretched. This is also especially true if you have sudden weight loss when older as your skin will already be less firm and taut than when younger.

Several other health and lifestyle factors can also contribute to the loss or sagging skin, these include:

  • Menopause
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light damage; Artificial tanning
  • Certain medications, such as steroids and corticosteroids
  • Skin products or detergents that contain harsh chemicals
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Poor nutrition
  • Environmental pollutants

All the above will affect how your skin reacts over time, with some more difficult to avoid than others. Therefore, saggy skin under eyes, sagging skin on arms, sagging skin on face will affect some individuals differently from others and can occur much earlier in life for some depending on their general health and lifestyle.

How we can help

We have a range of treatments to help treat sagging and loose skin, including saggy skin under eyes, sagging skin on arms, sagging skin on face and so on.

  • Laser treatments such as Ultraformer III will provide a non-surgical solution and alternative to a traditional facelift. HIFU Ultraformer III treatment is the perfect solution for long-lasting skin tightening effects with minimal downtime. This treatment is recommended for sagging faces, jowls, and deep lines around the eyes to achieve an overall youthful appearance.
  • Fractional Microneedling Infini RF uses radiofrequency to improve the appearance of the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and induce skin tightening. It stimulates collagen production and helps to lift and tighten the skin.
  • EnCurve Radiofrequency is an ideal Body Contouring treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to target the fat cells deep within our tissue. This is a comfortable treatment with no pain and downtime and can be used on areas such as the upper arms, abs, thighs, and more.

If you have sagging and loose skin, we can help address minor to moderate issues with a range of loose skin treatments. These treatments can be used for the face and body and help to tighten sagging skin on the face as well as larger areas of the body.

For this concern, you can use one of our standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan procedures:

– Chemical Peels


– Anti Wrinkle Injections

– HIFU – Ultraformer III

– Body Sculpting and Contouring Treatment 

And others depending on the skin state and are of concern. Please bear in mind that finalised treatment plan can be chosen only after face-to-face assessment for the best result.

How to prevent sagging skin

  • Practice sun safety and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
  • Use firming products such as gels and creams for the topical treatment of minor cases of loose skin. People who wish to purchase a firming product should look for products containing retinoid compounds. Retinoids are potent antioxidants that may boost collagen production.
  • Antioxidants can also help stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin. Examples of antioxidants present in some foods, drinks, and nutritional supplements include vitamins A, C, D, and E, coenzyme Q10, and selenium zinc.
  • Exercising regularly will tighten muscles and reduce the look of minor sagging skin when it appears. Pilates, weightlifting, and facial exercises can all help to prevent the appearance of saggy skin under eyes, sagging skin on arms, sagging skin on face etc.

Treatments for Sagging Skin

dermal fillers

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are also known as filler collagen injections are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin.

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Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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Fat Dissolving Injections

Aqualyx is an injectable compound that is made up of acids from deoxycholate also known as Motolese’s Solution.

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skin booster injections

Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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HIFU treatment, HIFU before and after

HIFU Ultraformer III

FDA and CE approved, Ultraformer III treatment is the most advanced HIFU technology which acts as a non-surgical alternative for a facelift.

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Yes, a healthy diet and lifestyle has a big impact on how skin ages. Practices such as exercise and smoking can determine how your skin will age over time.

Exercise can certainly help to improve the appearance of sagging by tightening skin through muscle building and tone definition.

Depending on the treatment carried out, results can be seen anywhere from 8-12 weeks. However, we always recommend a series of treatments over time.

Yes, sagging skin can be treated at any age. We recommend preventative treatments as well, to keep skin as tight as possible as you age.

Yes, saggy skin under eyes is a very common factor and we are happy to offer various treatment solutions for that. To deal with saggy skin under eyes you would need to consider a combination of injection boosters with the machine treatments, depending on the severity of the concern.

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