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Alternatives to Botox: Non-Invasive Treatments for Saggy Skin

by Plasma Pen UKAug 30,2023Plasma Pen™ Treatment

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A lot changes about your appearance as you age and this is to be expected. After all, it’s a natural part of life. Even weight loss, sun exposure and genetics can have an impact on your looks eventually. It’s all part of the ageing process, especially as far as loose and saggy skin is concerned. Luckily, there are treatment options available to help, and Botox isn’t the only one worth considering.

What Causes Saggy Skin?

  • Age – One of the main causes of saggy skin is ageing, and it’s a common part of the natural process of getting older. As you age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin, which are the main proteins responsible for maintaining structure and elasticity of your skin. With less collagen and elastin being produced, the skin struggles to remain tight and firm.
  • Loss of Fat – As you age, there is often a reduction in the amount of fat found beneath the skin. This can cause the skin to appear looser, especially in areas where fat previously provided support.
  • Changes in Weight – Losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time can cause saggy skin. When you lose weight, the skin doesn’t always shrink to match the new shape and size of your body. This can result in loose, saggy skin.
  • Genetics – When it comes to saggy skin, genetics play a big part. Simply, some people are more prone to saggy skin than others and this could run in your family. Some people might have a genetic predisposition to more rapid skin ageing, meaning that saggy skin appears earlier.
  • Too Much Sun Exposure – Spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection to the ultraviolet rays can speed up the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. With more collagen and elastin being broken down, the skin is more likely to wrinkle and sag.
  • Smoking – There is no denying the impact that smoking can have on your body, but a lot of people underestimate the effect smoking can have on the skin’s appearance. Smoking contributes to premature ageing, saggy skin and skin damage. The chemicals in tobacco can damage collagen and elastin production, leading to saggy and wrinkled skin.

How Does Fibroblast Treatment Work?

Fibroblast treatment works by targeting a specific type of cell called fibroblasts, and these are found within the skin. Without impacting other types of cells in the surrounding areas, fibroblast treatment uses energy to cause a small amount of damage to the surface of the skin. This encourages the fibroblast cells to repair the damage – this requires the production of collagen and elastin – resulting in tighter and firmer skin. This reduces the appearance of saggy skin.

Compared to a lot of other cosmetic treatments, fibroblast treatment is a versatile option. Iit can be used to target saggy skin on a lot of different areas, including face and neck.

Unlike a number of other cosmetic treatments, there’s no lengthy downtime or recovery process to worry about with fibroblast treatment. You might experience some numbness and swelling after, but this is to be expected and it’s unlikely to last too long. However, aftercare is important. You should avoid using makeup too soon after fibroblast or PlasmaPen treatment, as the skin needs the chance to heal without the risk of irritation. It’s also important to keep the area as dry as possible after treatment, and you should do this for around 24 hours. Getting the skin even the tiniest bit wet could impact the healing process.

Once you have kept the skin dry for 24 hours, you should focus on moisturising the area. Keeping the skin moisturised is a key part for the healing process, and it’s important for the skin’s overall health and healing. Use a gentle moisturiser, and avoid anything that’s heavily fragranced. Applying a moisturiser regularly will also reduce the risk of dry and flaky skin that can occur during the healing process

How Does Fibroblast Treatment Compare to Botox?

Fibroblast treatment and Botox are often compared, but they are actually two very different treatments. Both fibroblast treatment and Botox are a quick and easy procedure, but Botox is focused on reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This differs slightly from fibroblast treatment, which can be used for a wider range of problems, including saggy skin. PlasmaPen can also be used for anyone who is interested in having a brow lift, eye lift, neck lift, or face lift. This isn’t the case with Botox, which is very much focused on smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles.

One of the main differences between fibroblast treatment and Botox is the cost. The cost of Botox quickly adds up, especially if you are happy with the results and want to keep them, as this will require regular treatments. With fibroblast treatment, this is less of a concern. Though multiple fibroblast treatments might be needed to achieve your desired results, the results are longer lasting than Botox, and should be seen as a long term investment.

What are the Results Like?

The results of fibroblast treatment are impressive, which is why it has quickly become the ‘go to’ treatment option for a lot of people. In no time at all, saggy skin can be tightening, leaving you with a fresher, youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Though Botox can achieve good results, fibroblast results really have the ‘wow’ factor for a lot of patients.

At PlasmaPen, we are firm believers in the benefits of fibroblast treatment. When it comes to tightening saggy skin, fibroblast treatment can transform your appearance, leaving you feeling confident and looking your best. Regardless of where on your body you have saggy skin, PlasmaPen is a treatment option worth considering.

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