5 Things you can do to prevent Facial Sagging - SW1 Clinic

5 Things you can do to prevent Facial Sagging


As you age, you may begin to notice changes in your facial appearance. One of the most common signs of aging is sagging skin, which can cause you to look and feel older than you actually are. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to prevent facial sagging and maintain a youthful appearance.

#1 Strength training

Working out has numerous benefits for your body but did you know that lifting weights can also help prevent and undo skin damage that causes aging?

Exercise of any kind can be beneficial to skin health, with weight training producing the most pronounced effects. Middle-aged Japanese women who participated in a 16-week study experienced improved skin elasticity, denser extracellular matrix, and increased activity of genes that produce collagen when they lifted weights or cycled.

But be sure to also protect your skin with sunscreen and with proper attire when exercising outdoors to help you achieve optimal skin health.

Try some of the following strength training exercises:

  • Chest Press: Lie on a bench or stability ball with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and press them together in front of your chest.
  • Bicep Curls: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your elbows and curl the weights up to your shoulders.
  • Tricep Push-Ups: Get into a push-up position and lower your body until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Push your body back up.

#2 A balanced diet

A balanced diet can help with sagging skin by providing the body with the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that it needs to maintain healthy skin. Eating a balanced diet can help promote cell turnover which can help keep skin looking plump and supple. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, can also help fight off free radical damage which can contribute to sagging skin. Additionally, ensuring that you are properly hydrated can help plump up the skin and keep it looking healthy and youthful.

#3 Sun protection

Sun protection can help prevent sagging skin by reducing exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. These rays can damage the skin and lead to premature aging, including sagging skin. Sun protection, such as wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, wearing a hat, and limiting time spent in the sun, can help reduce the risk of sagging skin. Additionally, using anti-aging products that contain antioxidants can help to counteract damage caused by the sun and help to maintain firmer, healthier skin.

#4 Skincare

The best skincare products to help with sagging skin are those that contain ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Retinol can help to stimulate collagen production, while vitamin C helps to protect the skin from free radicals. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate and plump the skin, and peptides help to firm and tighten it. Other beneficial ingredients include niacinamide, green tea extract, and alpha hydroxy acids. Look for products specifically designed to address sagging skin to ensure optimal results.

#5 Non-invasive cosmetic procedures

When it comes to preventing and treating sagging skin, there are various non-surgical options available to you. One of the popular options is threadlifts, which offers instant lifting and tightening of the skin without the need for surgery. This non-invasive procedure involves inserting tiny threads under the skin that provide a scaffold for new collagen production. The threads also help to lift and reposition sagging skin, resulting in a more youthful, contoured appearance

Another popular choice is laser resurfacing treatments, such as Fraxel, which uses a laser to remove the top layer of skin and reveal a smoother, more even complexion. It can also help to reduce the appearance of sagging skin by stimulating collagen production. A few sessions may be recommended by your aesthetic doctor to give you the best possible outcome.

Radiofrequency treatments like Thermage use heat energy to stimulate collagen production and promote skin tightening, and help reduce the appearance of sagging skin overall. 

Dermal fillers too can be used to add volume to the face and help to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, while also stimulating collagen production for a more youthful skin. The results are instantaneous with results lasting several months, making this an effective and long-lasting treatment for sagging skin.

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