What Causes Sagging Skin and How do You Remedy it?

Dermal Fillers Treatment Areas - Nuance Aesthetics in Salt Lake City, Utah

As we get older, skin loses elasticity, connective tissues and muscles deteriorate and sag. The loss of volume, radiance, and elasticity all-cause facial skin to start looking older. By the time you are 40, you probably will experience a loss of volume, sagging contours, and deepening wrinkles.

The way you age is partly due to your genetics, environment and lifestyle factors. All of these factors cause a slowdown in key processes and functions in the skin. Slowing down of collagen and elastin production causes the most visible signs of aging and brings on lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of volume and facial contours.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the first loss of volume and facial contours, but the first signs of a loss of volume come in the lips when lipstick starts to bleed. Next, you may see a loss of facial volume that results in sagging skin, a flattening of cheeks, and the appearance of “turkey neck.”

The overall appearance of your face looks sad, tired, or old. You may also notice a fold that develops between the nose and mouth, known as the nasolabial fold, which is also linked to a loss of facial volume.

When you look at your face and are deciding on facial volume treatment in SLC, Utah, look to the “triangle of beauty” that shows how a loss of volume changing the shape and structure of your face.

When you are young, even distribution of volume in your facial skin helps you look attractive. The main features of a younger-looking face are high cheekbones, full jowls, smooth skin, and a lean, well-defined jawline. In other words, these features create face shape and structure that is wider at the top, tapering down to the narrowest point at the chin. Your overall look is relaxed and positive.

As you age, loss of volume means the triangle of your face is inverted. You have a wider and slacker jawline, sagging skin that results in less defined facial contours, flatter cheeks, wrinkles on the forehead and brows, corners of your mouth point downwards, and there is the hollowness of the under-eye area and the temples.

The combination of these factors equals an aged appearance. The triangle is turned upside down and the wider area is towards the bottom of the face. Your skin sags and the perception of your face is altered. You look sad, stressed and this leads to mistaken judgments of your mood.

Facial Volume Treatment in SLC, Utah

Dermal fillers are popular options for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. With dermal fillers, you can get a natural, soft. Facial volume treatment in SLC, UT gives you that refreshed appearance that everyone will comment on, but no one will know that you have had dermal fillers.

Aesthetic clinics use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are highly effective for restoring facial volume. Fillers can also help firm and lift skin, smooth down wrinkles and deliver natural-looking results.

There are different types of fillers and where to place these filters depends on the facial volume loss you experience plus your overall face shape. Facial volume treatment in SLC, Utah includes using fillers

  • On the cheeks to contour and lift the midface
  • Fill tear troughs for under-eye circles and shadows
  • Restore lip shape, definition and volume
  • Combat sagging, marionette lines, and jowls.

Facial volume treatment in SLC, UT, can also be combined with other treatments as part of a liquid facelift to refresh and smooth the face. Your aesthetician may also use collagen induction therapy to boost the effects of dermal fillers by inducing elastin and collagen formation for smoother and plumper skin.

Products that Treat Sagging Skin

Dermal fillers are the most common treatment used to add volume to the cheek area and enhance the lips. There are products on the market that are hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal fillers specifically designed to add volume to the cheek, midface and lip areas.

Nuance Aesthetics facial volume treatment in SLC, Utah uses professional products to plump up and rehydrate your skin. One product is Voluma® that provides natural-looking skin, and the treatment has little downtime.

Another product is Juvéderm Ultra XC® as a filler to add the volume in the lips. Juvéderm Ultra XC® will add subtle enhancement and volume to lips preventing the lips from looking old.

These products are trusted and used by Nuance Aesthetics to treat your sagging skin and help you revive that natural hydrated and glowing look. You can trust a place that strives for natural results from modern medical aesthetic treatments.


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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