Facial flaccidity is a major issue that many women face over time. The law of gravity unfortunately does not leave the face area unaffected, and its effect is in many cases quite obvious. Facial flaccidity, along with the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, are the most common aesthetic problems faced by women. However, there is no need to despair as there is a solution. Depending on the extent of the flaccidity, there are a number of invasive and non-invasive plastic surgery techniques that achieve facial tightening and restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
The main cause of sagging facial skin is the loss of collagen and elastin, substances responsible for ensuring the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Elastin and collagen produced naturally by the body progressively decrease over time, resulting in loss of elasticity and the formation of visible wrinkles and fine lines. At the same time as the levels of collagen and elastin decrease, the natural amount of fat in the deeper layers of the skin also decreases, which leaves empty space beneath the skin layers, leading to flaccidity and sagging.
At the same time, the biological changes that occur as people age cause facial muscles to weaken, leading to a gradual loss of firmness and elasticity that existed at a younger age. Another factor that leads to the appearance of flaccidity on the face is the reduction in the rate of cell renewal, as a result of which dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin. This disrupts the smooth texture of the skin, which appears visibly more dehydrated and rough, making flaccidity and fine lines even more visible.
Depending on the extent of the flaccidity, there are many invasive and non-invasive plastic surgery treatments for facelift that can deliver impressive results, turning back the clock. The Plastic Surgeon in Athens Dr. Maria Skolarikou suggests below the most effective treatments that are an ally in the battle against time.
Hyaluronic Acid Treatment for Facial Tightening
Hyaluronic acid fillers are an extremely powerful ally in the fight against sagging. When injected through a fine needle into the skin, it effectively treats flaccidity by replenishing lost volume in the area around and under the nose, above the mouth, chin, facial contours, cheeks, cheekbones and temples. At the same time, it effectively smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, restoring the youthfulness and firmness of the skin.
HIFU treatment is considered the ultimate non-surgical face lift, as it is the ultimate method for tightening the face and body. It uses high-energy focused ultrasound, which increases the temperature in the facial area, thus causing controlled thermocoagulation, which forces the body to neo-collagenogenesis, increase elastin and reconstruct the face. HIFU treatment is a revolution in anti-aging technology by activating collagen production mechanisms. In this way, it delays the normal aging process, while at the same time it deals with the flaccidity of the face in an impressive way.
Lifting COG Threads
COG Threads are an extremely effective treatment against mild to moderate flaccidity on the face and body. Their action is based on the strategic placement of bioabsorbable threads in the subcutaneous tissue, which offer immediate tissue lifting, resulting in a a bloodless lifting. More specifically, they contribute to the tightening and therefore lifting of the face, through the activation mechanism of the fibroblasts in the dermis that produce collagen and elastin. A special lifting technique is applied, bloodless and very safe for maximum results in lifting the face or neck. The results of thread placement against facial flaccidity are immediate, completely natural, and very long-lasting.
With these non-invasive plastic surgery treatments the appointment with the scalpel can be delayed for at least one to two decades. However, these treatments can provide visible skin tightening in cases of mild to moderate flaccidity. When the sagging of the face is extensive, combined with the existence of excess skin, the solution is invasive, through the Face Lift.
Face Lift effectively treats sagging and sagging tissues in the face and neck area, returning them to their normal position and condition, bringing out their youthful appearance again. With this specific operation, relaxation is restored in the middle and lower half of the face, that is, in the cheeks, neck and contour of the face, by lifting the internal tissues of the face with appropriate stitches above the cheekbone.
In the battle against time and the law of gravity, we can emerge victorious! Innovative aesthetic treatments can achieve noticeable facial tightening and restore its youthfulness and firmness. Using state-of-the-art equipment, modern techniques and targeted application of injection materials, we make time our ally. In this way, the flaccidity of the face is effectively restored and this effect is maintained for a long time.