Causes and Treatments of Sagging Facial Skin


Whether you’ve recently lost weight or are beginning to show signs of aging, you might encounter sagging facial skin. Sagging facial skin can make you look visibly older than you are, so you may be looking for solutions. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer effective skin tightening treatments that can reduce the appearance of sagging facial skin.

Causes of Sagging Facial Skin

Sagging facial skin appears as loose skin in the jawline, around the neck area, or under the eyelids. Usually, it develops over time; you won’t suddenly wake up one morning and notice that you look five years older.

If your skin is beginning to sag, you can take action to address it — and finding the root cause is the first step in preventing sagging skin from worsening. Here are a few causes of sagging facial skin to be aware of: 


No one can completely avoid the aging process. Every second, minute, and week that passes, you get a little older. That’s just a part of life. 

However, with aging comes a few unwelcome changes to your skin, like reduced collagen production and less elastin. Both collagen and elastin are proteins that the body needs to maintain tight, smooth skin. When you lose these proteins, your skin will become less firm, and you’ll see more sagging.

There are ways to slow the signs of aging, like staying out of direct sunlight and avoiding harmful cigarette smoke. Quitting alcohol, or keeping your drinking to a minimum, can also aid in keeping your skin firm and taut. 

Losing Weight

Most people celebrate weight loss, especially if they are at risk of developing a chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease. While losing weight can have many benefits, especially for those who are overweight or obese, it can also result in unwanted skin sagging.

The skin naturally expands to accommodate a larger frame and doesn’t automatically bounce back to a tight position following weight loss. People who are in their 40s and older or who have been overweight for many years are more likely to see skin sagging after losing weight. 


Having a baby is cause for celebration. You’re welcoming a new person into the world who you’ll love and care for over the remainder of your lifetime. However, pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. 

After childbirth, it’s very common to notice some sagging skin, especially around the midsection. Women who gain significant weight during their pregnancy and lose it in the months after childbirth may notice new sagging facial skin. Fortunately, effective treatments can help tighten the skin in the face and body.

Treatments for Sagging Facial Skin

While you may be unable to prevent sagging facial skin completely, you can certainly reduce its appearance. Consider these face skin tightening procedures: 

Infrared Light Tightening

Infrared light therapy uses a laser and light energy to reach deep into the skin’s layers, encouraging natural collagen production. It’s an effective treatment for loose skin tightening, particularly around the jawline, neck, and areas of the face.

With infrared light skin tightening, there is no downtime, and you’ll begin to see results within one to three months of your initial session. Most people undergo two to three sessions to experience optimal skin tightening benefits, but those with only minor sagging may see the results they’re looking for after just one session. 

Infrared light treatments take less than an hour to perform. This makes them an ideal solution for people looking for a quick treatment they can schedule during their lunch break. 

We offer Cutera Titan skin tightening treatment. This light-based platform reduces sagging in areas of the face, upper arms, and abdominal region.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening

Ultrasound skin tightening devices distribute heat within the skin’s layers, sometimes reaching up to 5 millimeters below the surface of your skin. The heat encourages collagen production, which promotes face skin tightening. 

During the procedure, we’ll use a gentle ultrasound machine to reach the lower layers of your skin. This sagging skin treatment is non-invasive, which means that you can see results without an incision or even an injection. 

You likely won’t need to undergo several sessions for ultrasound skin tightening treatment. However, you may need to wait up to six months before the full results become visible. We offer Ultherapy skin tightening, which is appropriate for tightening facial, neck, and décolletage skin.

Laser Skin Tightening

In a laser skin tightening treatment, a laser reaches into the lower levels of the skin, helping to stimulate collagen production in the dermis. Laser skin treatments remove damaged layers of the skin. New skin will form in its place, resulting in a tighter appearance. 

These treatments are best for people who have other skin issues they want to address, like sun spots, fine lines, acne, or freckles. The laser can correct these concerns while inducing loose skin tightening in the areas treated.

Most people will need to undergo several laser treatments before they obtain the results they’re looking for. However, these sagging skin treatment results are usually visible within a few weeks. Since this treatment is non-invasive, you can return to normal activities after your session. We offer PicoSure and PICO Genesis laser treatments for sagging facial skin. 

Our Sagging Skin Treatments Will Tighten Your Facial Skin

If you’re not sure which treatment is right for you, ask us! At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL, we offer multiple skin tightening solutions for your face, neck, and other body areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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