As the skin ages, collagen and elastin levels are reduced, leading to a loss of natural skin elasticity.
The skin is less able to “spring back” to its original form when subjected to downward forces such as gravity.
On top of that, bony resorption, as well as loss of fat pads, lead to less support for the overlying skin (imagine bony structure and fat pads as the foundation, propping up and supporting skin).
Coupled with external factors such as smoking, sun exposure, pollution and dehydration, the appearance of loose sagging skin is accelerated.
To improve sagging skin, Dr Edwin's focus will be on skin tightening achieved by increasing collagen and elastin levels in the skin.
Dr Edwin recommends High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) as the first step in treating aging, sagging skin. It uses precise medical-grade ultrasound for non-surgical face lifting and skin tightening.
The Ultraformer III HIFU is a 3rd generation HIFU machine offering higher power, lesser discomfort, increased safety and clinically proven results.
Heat is generated at that specific level, starting a thermal coagulation process which stimulates existing collagen fibres to thicken and shorten producing a tightening and lifting effect of the skin.
Thermal energy also triggers collagen stimulation, leading to tighter skin, improved fine lines and smoother skin texture.
To further boost collagen levels in the skin, Dr Edwin is a firm believer in Rejuran. Rejuran is made of Polynucleotides (PN), derived from salmon DNA.
PN are DNA fragments that repair damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production by increasing proliferation of fibroblasts. Studies have shown that PN extracted from salmon DNA is very safe and compatible with human skin.
It is injected in a similar fashion to Skinboosters, with a series of precise micro injections into the skin.
Supercharged Night Repair Cream - A triple-action night repair cream containing high potency encapsulated Retinol, Peptides, Vitamin C and Licorice Extract to enhance skin repair and cellular regeneration overnight. It helps promote skin renewal, boost firmness, diminish wrinkles and enhance skin brightness.
Vitamin C + E + Ferulic Serum - This potent antioxidant serum contains highly concentrated 16% Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid to neutralise harmful free radicals. Protecting against oxidative damage promotes younger, healthy-looking skin. Collagen production is stimulated and repairs visible signs of aging such as wrinkles for firmer, more radiant skin.
Intensive Hydrating Serum - Containing highly concentrated 2% Hyaluronic Acid, the intensive hydrating serum delivers long-lasting and deep hydration. Collagen stimulation is boosted, reducing wrinkles and promoting firmer, brighter skin.
Every clinic offers different treatment options for tightening sagging and loose skin. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that skin sagging treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such face-lifting procedures. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of skin tightening and face lifting treatments before proceeding.