Sagging skin around the face, medically known as facial ptosis, is a common sign of ageing characterised by a loss of firmness and elasticity.
It occurs when the skin’s underlying support structures, including collagen and elastin fibres, weaken over time. As a result, the skin begins to droop and lose its natural resilience. The lower face is commonly affected by sagging skin as gravity will also play a part, pulling down on the skin around the jawline and cheeks. This concern can lead to associated conditions such as jowls, a double chin or sagging neck, which may be accompanied by lines, wrinkles and volume loss in certain areas.
The primary cause of sagging skin is the natural ageing process. As we grow older, the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins responsible for skin elasticity, slows down. This is accompanied by diminishing fat deposits beneath, leading to reduced volume and support. A less supportive structure can allow the remaining fatty deposits to shift position and fall into pockets of thin skin, causing heaviness around the lower face.
Genetic factors, sun exposure, smoking, and poor skincare habits can also accelerate the onset of sagging skin. Sun exposure is a significant contributor to facial sagging. UV rays damage collagen and elastin fibres, leading to premature ageing. Smoking, on the other hand, accelerates the breakdown of collagen and inhibits blood flow to the skin, further exacerbating sagging.
There are various treatments available at Bank Medispa to address sagging skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our non-surgical options are tailored to meet each individual’s needs, and are recommended with the aim of improving skin texture and stimulating collagen production. Minimally invasive procedures include: SkinPen microneedling, Morphues8, Profhilo or an injectable filler. Our treatment solutions can be further supported by lifestyle changes, which also play a crucial role in preventing and managing sagging skin.