In our 30s and 40s, we begin to notice that the skin on our face starts to head south. Our high cheekbones start to deflate, our mouth turns into a permanent frown, and our once-solo chin suddenly doubles.
The reason our skin loses its structure is because nature messes with its scaffolding. Collagen provides the foundation for firm, youthful skin, but over time, production of this protein stalls, causing the skin to sag. Add to the slowdown a breakdown in elastin, thinning fat pads below the skin, and the earth’s gravitational pull, and you have the perfect storm for sagging skin.
In the past, facelifts were the only option for loose skin, but today, there are non-invasive, non-surgical treatments that can restore your skin’s youthful framework.