Saggy Skin Treatments
Feel confident in your skin with minimally invasive skin tightening treatments with little to no downtime. Avoid major surgery that can leave you looking like someone from a reality television show.
Rediscover your true look at DermMedica…
with one of saggy skin treatments…
Loose or Saggy Skin has a way of creeping up on us as we age. Sometimes it’s genetics and sometimes it’s our lifestyle choices. Either way, there are solutions to help tighten and improve the firmness and texture of the skin that has aged and become damaged by too much sun exposure.
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Dermal fillers are often an excellent treatment option for treating saggy skin. Give us a call to book a consultation and learn more about how fillers can be used to treat saggy skin.
Description: HA Fillers to reshape and replace volume of the face.
Procedure Time: 30-60 minutes
Recovery Time: None
Pain Level: Minimal
Lasts: 9-18 months depending on filler used and patient
Anesthesia: Topical sometimes used, ice.
We’ll use our fractional laser to smoothen and tighten skin!
Procedure Time: 30 minutes
Recovery Time: 7-10 days
Technique: Laser treatment for loose, wrinkled skin
Pain Level: Minimal with anesthesia
Anesthesia: Injection anesthesia
- Jan 15, 2013
I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you.
- Sep 4, 2014
Dr. Crippen is an absolute maser with Botox. I’ve had little filler implants done around my face, my ears and lips so far, and each operation came out looking exactly the way I had hoped. Not too puffy, not too thin.
- Aug 26, 2014
This place does the best work of all the skincare clinics I’ve tried in the Vancouver area. I go back periodically for new botox and juvederm injections, and they always make it look brand new and just right every single time. This place has earned my business.
- Jun 29, 2014
I was deeply impressed with the work of this clinic. We visited for my teenage daughter after over-the-counter medications had failed her. The acne removal treatment recommended and performed by Doctor Crippen was incredibly effective. We’ve been back for a couple more treatments over the years, and they are all as effective. I wanted to note in particular that he and the staff had a wonderful manner while administering treatment. My daughter typically hates clinical environments but she always felt very comfortable here.
- Sep. 05, 2014
This is the only place that I’ve gone for age spots since it opened. I loved how easily I could schedule at short notice, and the commitment the staff showed to making sure that I understood everything I wanted to know. I was treated very well here.
- Sep. 5, 2014
I loved how little time it took to set up the chemical peel treatment and to get it. Your clinic made the day very convenient for me, especially since two other clinics had already told me that they couldn’t fit me in that. Your chemical peel was also one of the most effective that I’ve ever had. I’m extremely satisfied.
- Aug 26, 2014
I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight.
- Jul 06, 2014
My coolsculpting treatment was first performed at this clinic, at the Kelowna location, which might be their only one. I’ve never had coolsculpting performed anywhere else, so I can’t judge the quality compared to other clinics, but it was really effective. The procedure was completely painless and didn’t even feel uncomfortable. The easiest weight I have ever lost.
- Feb 9, 2012
Dr Crippen performed the Juvederm treatment in a highly professional, caring and pleasant manner. I found the entire experience to be a comfortable one and despite having some initial reservations/nervousness, both he and his extremely competent staff, made me feel totally at ease and reassured. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire experience of being treated by Dr Crippen and his staff.
- Sep. 2, 2014
I chose DermMedica hoping they would be able to help me with my lips. Dr. Crippen recommended a Juvederm filler, and I’m thrilled with both how easy it was and how great it looks. I was particularly pleased with the end result of the lip filler because I’ve had friends with that swollen look, and I did not want any part of that.
Saggy skin is the loosening of skin on the body or face.
DermMedica can help you restore a more youthful look. Sagging skin is a common sign of aging that may appear far earlier than it should, especially among those who work high-stress jobs or spend a lot of time in the sun. We can treat the early signs of aging and help you return to your true look. Through the use of gentle, modern technologies, we can make your skin appear tighter, smoother, and younger.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can set an appointment here on our website. There are many ways we can help you. See the information below to learn more about what causes skin sagging and what technologies we offer to help.
What Causes Skin Sagging?
Saggy skin over the body is a normal part of aging. Over time the skin loses its elasticity due to decreased levels of collagen and elastin production. Muscles in the face and body also begin to stretch combining to produce the appearance of sagging skin. Other reasons for sagging skin include:
- Severe Dehydration
- Regular Smoking
- Regular or Excessive sun exposure (UV radiation)
The most common reasons for saggy skin are aging, smoking and sun exposure. Over time, collagen and elastin depletes in our skin due to a variety of factors, but most notably genetic reasons. If you look like a family member who has very saggy skin then you are probably going to follow that same path without any type of intervention. However, there are definitely things you can do to slow down or treat saggy skin from taking its course on your face and on your life in general.
Most importantly is to avoid regular sun exposure because UV radiation breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin quicker so you appear to age quicker. Simple solution. Don’t smoke is another one because smoking ages your skin by closing off blood supply to your skin which makes it harder to repair itself after damage. Eat a healthy diet with no processed foods, this is important because your body makes new skin cells all the time and what you put in your mouth will eventually become new skin and other body parts in the future so if you put low quality food in your mouth, that’s all your body has to work with as a nutritional supplement to make a new you.
Get a lot of sleep, this is a simple one but sleep plays a huge role in our health and happiness so make sure you get as much as possible to enjoy what years you have on this big blue marble.
What Are the DermMedica Office Treatments for Saggy Skin?
Quick Answers About Saggy Skin
In this category of laser treatments there really is no one BEST out of the bunch. There are multiple technologies that claim to perform skin tightening. The devices that claim this are lasers, radiofrequency devices, ultrasound devices and others. It really depends on the patient’s skin condition, age and desired outcome. Sadly, most of these treatments give little to no long term benefits for most patients but some of them can give some nice skin smoothing with mild toning/tightening results such as the gold standard CO2 laser.
We usually recommend a safe fractional CO2 laser treatment for this problem however multiple sessions are recommended to see noticeable results.
Weight loss will help bring the skin back to normal after pregnancy however sometimes saggy skin after pregnancy is all too common. Heat based technologies can sometimes improve skin sagginess but it is very patient-dependent.
Results for laser skin tightening are permanent however your skin will obviously continue to age and this will cause more sagginess over time.
We usually recommend and perform fractional CO2 laser treatments on the face for the best possible results.
At this age we would not recommend any treatments because it is very unlikely you have true aging of the skin leading to excessive sagginess. We would have to see you in person to really assess if this is the case.
Stretch marks are essentially tears in the dermis of the skin and these cannot be fixed. Early on, we can perform laser treatments that can help shrink them to some degree when they are red.
Aside from surgery, we recommend some light laser treatments, multiple sessions are required.
Avoid very dramatic and quick weight loss, this usually causes more sagging of skin in the short and long term. Lose the weight gradually over many months to achieve the best long-lasting results.
There is no reliable way to get rid of this problem in every patient although fractional CO2 is the gold standard treatment.
The can work however you should anticipate multiple treatments and expect mild-moderate results that are very patient-dependent and vary between individuals.
Skin tightening treatments vary between patients in terms of results. Some patients have better success than others, mostly due to genetics, age, sun damage and lifestyle. Skin tightening can be quite dramatic for some patients and is permanent, however as we age laxity will appear over time.