As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, the 2 structural proteins which play a key role in making skin supple yet firm. As these components of skin are diminished with age, the skin becomes thinner and less able to maintain it’s form. Add deflation that results from aging-related loss of bone and subcutaneous tissue, and apply gravity, and it becomes clear why skin eventually starts to sag. However, there are treatments available to help with some of these changes. These treatments include radiofrequency technologies (Accent, Thermage), Laser treatments, and chemical peels. These treatments work by producing sub-clinical injury, thus stimulating skin to elicit a healing response, which involves production of collagen. Thus, skin can be “tricked” in regaining some of it’s lost thickness and resiliency, while deflation can be dealt with by replacing the “lost volume” with soft tissue fillers.
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