As we age, our skin produces less vital proteins that give it support and flexibility. Sagging skin develops when the skin loses its elasticity and structure. As a result, it cannot rebound to its youthful position after stretching. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we offer non-surgical skin tightening to undo the effects of aging.
What Causes Sagging Skin?
Sagging skin is caused by various factors, including aging, weight loss, and genetics. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that give our skin its elasticity, decreases. This can lead to loose, saggy skin. Rapid weight loss can also cause sagging skin because the skin loses its elasticity and is unable to shrink back to its original shape. Sun damage and smoking can also contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to sagging skin.