Metabolism gets slower with increasing age, together with the harm of UV radiations, air pollution, stress, and bad habits of smoking and excessive drinking, the fibroblast that generates collagen is no longer active as it used to be. More collagen and other subcutaneous tissues are lost than produced, causing a lack of support for skin, resulting in loose and sagging skin.
There are several treatment options to increase skin laxity in the face and neck. These treatments work deeply into the dermal layers, the skin’s natural repair process will be jump-started and stimulate the production of new collagen, resulting in skin tightening and texture improvement.
The thread lift is becoming an increasingly popular treatment to treat sagging skin. This non-surgical procedure can be performed by inserting a polydioxanone thread into the skin through a very fine needle or cannula with properties that stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis.