Sagging skin is one of the most common aesthetic problems that people deal with and it can appear almost anywhere on our bodies. From our knees to our stomachs, throats, chins and even our eyelids. Women commonly experience sagging on the upper arms and thighs. But why does our skin sag anyway? These are the 4 main causes of sagging.

Weight Loss

  • Weight loss is a major cause of sagging skin. Of course our skin is elastic and will shrink or stretch to match our body volume, but if we lose weight quickly, it can take time for the skin to catch up.

Aging

  • Aging is one of the most common causes of sagging skin. As we age, the body begins to slow down in its production of collagen and elastin. This means that the skin begins to lose its ability to recover from stretching and makes the skin lose its structure. Moreover, aging also slows down the recovery process of the skin from stretching which causes permanent loose skin that won’t return to its normal structure on its own. 

Giving birth

  • Pregnancy of course stretches the skin a great deal as a woman’s body quickly grows to accommodate her child. Remember what we said earlier about rapid volume loss? Well, giving birth is one o the quickest ways to loose a great deal of volume all at once. The altered structure of the skin followed by rapid volume loss leads to sagging loose skin. It may take quite some time for the skin to recover from pregnancy and childbirth.  

Smoking

  • Smoking not only affects our lungs negatively but also our skin because cigarettes contain nicotine that can decrease the flow of nutrients and oxygen inside our blood vessels. Nicotine has been found to be responsible for the shrinking of blood vessels which disrupt the blood flow. The decreased oxygen and nutrients our skin cells receive result in decreased production of collagen and elastin.  As such, smokers are more likely to have saggy skin. 

Sagging skin can be resolved through various medical grade aesthetic procedures. One of which is vShape Skin Tightening, a modern and innovative treatment that tightens and firms loose and saggy skin. Moreover, vShape also repairs damaged and aging skin through radio frequency that helps encourage the production of collagen.

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