Why Do We Have Saggy Skin?
Saggy Skin is lax skin or skin with increased laxity. Saggy Skin is a natural consequence of ageing and the result of our genetics and environmental exposures, such as UV light exposure, smoking, etc. As you age, your body does not produce the same amount of collagen or elastin in your skin and the quality produced is not as good. Collagen and elastin provide firmness and elasticity to your skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. You can tell if you have Saggy Skin if it does not snap back to its smooth, flat position after you gently pinch it. You can also tell by gently pulling at your skin around your mouth to see how stretchy it is.
How is Saggy Skin Treated by Dr. Jodie in Melbourne?
Fortunately, Saggy Skin can be treated in a multitude of ways.
Prevention is always better than cure. Dr. Jodie encourages all her clients to lead a healthy lifestyle, which includes protection from UV exposure and not smoking. Sunscreen should be applied multiple times a day and adequate protective outerwear (including a hat, sunglasses, and clothing) should be worn to minimise exposure.
Within her anti-ageing armoury, Dr. Jodie has the more traditional Biostimulators as well as the newer Skin Bio Remodelling Injection to help fight skin laxity. These treatments can be used to help your body produce more of the important building blocks for firmer, more elastic skin. They tend to be most beneficial for those who are old enough to see signs of ageing, but young enough to still be able to produce collagen and elastin. Dr. Jodie believes the ideal candidate is early 40s to late 50s. Arguably such treatments may still play a preventative role for younger clients and even the most mature clients are still capable of some skin tightening and improvements in skin quality. Dr. Jodie can help you decide which treatment is best for your skin requirements, as this can be a difficult decision to negotiate on your own.
Ultimately, the most powerful skin tightening will be achieved with the Scarlet S Radio Frequency Microneedling device. The entire face, even neck and décolletage, can be treated for more extensive improvements in texture and tautness. It combines the power of radio frequency energy and microneedling to create micro-channels of 'trauma' that trigger the body to turnover existing skin with new skin and collagen. And the best part? There is very little recovery time. All staff at the Dr. Jodie clinic, including Dr. Jodie herself, have undergone this procedure and could return to work the following day.
For more information on the Scarlet S Radio Frequency Microneedling device, click here.
Let’s not forget that Skin Care also plays a significant role in skin health. A comprehensive Skin Care regime can ensure your skin is more hydrated, smoother, firmer, with better elasticity. Good skin care always works in unison with ‘in clinic’ treatments to help maintain your results.
Why Trust Dr. Jodie in Melbourne To Treat Your Saggy Skin?
With so many options available to you on the market to treat Saggy Skin, it can be quite confusing which to choose. Dr. Jodie is an experienced cosmetic physician who will help you formulate a plan based on a thorough assessment of your skin health. Whether you need a traditional Biostimulator, the newer Skin Bio Remodelling Injection, or a different treatment altogether, like Scarlet S Radiofrequency Needling, Dr. Jodie will guide your decision-making process to ensure you find the right solution for you. With more than a decade working in the cosmetic medical industry and many years as a national clinical trainer for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies for cosmetic injectables, you can trust that Dr. Jodie has the knowledge and skillset required to lead your way to firmer, smoother, glowing skin.