How can skin firming therapies prevent sagging

Skin sagging appears with the passage of time and is unavoidable. As we grow older, skin becomes thinner and loses its firmness; however, there are options. Various care products for skin firming are available to make your skin tighter and improved.

As we get older, the body produces fewer of the chemicals, fats and oils that help to keep skin firm. In addition, the downward force of gravity creates a drag on the skin that contributes to sagging. These are two unavoidable factors you cannot change.

But you do have a certain amount of control. Always use sunscreen, and apply it generously to your face and neck. Continued exposure to the sun ages your skin, and causes your skin to lose firmness and elasticity. Furthermore, smoking not only ages your skin, it also damages its elasticity.

Over the past years, researchers have made major breakthroughs in anti-ageing technology, including techniques to firm skin. These techniques are not only for the face, but also for the body. Dermatologists now offer treatments, or combinations of treatments, to improve other areas, such as the neck. For sagging skin in other areas of the body, specialised physicians can do “body contouring” to shape up any extra fat and skin.

The effects of Skin Firming Therapies

To understand how skin firming works, first we have to understand how skin works. Skin has three layers: the epidermis on the outside, the dermis in the middle, and the subcutaneous layer, on the inside of the skin. For the purposes of keeping skin firm, the layer you want to pay closest attention to is the dermis, or middle layer.

The dermis contains both collagen and elastin, proteins that work together to keep the skin elastic, strong and moist. As we get older, our body does not make as much of these proteins, while the ones we have do not work as well.

For skin firming to really work, first it has to reach the dermis. Any treatment that works on just the surface might improve the way skin looks, but it will not actually affect its firmness. Some effective treatments work by causing more collagen and elastin to grow, thus giving the skin more flexibility and strength.

Many treatments can be performed right in your doctor’s office, as long as s/he is properly trained and has the required equipment. Some of these include: