Dr. Akef Anti Ageing & Cosmetic Clinic (Angel Gloss)

Lower face sagging

What Causes Jowls and Sagging Face

Lower face sagging

As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, almost like an overstretched pair of track pants. As that elasticity goes, the loose skin slowly becomes less resistant to the force of gravity, and will stretch and sit lower. This can be seen in our eyelids, our cheeks tend to sit a little lower, and our jawline and neck become less taut resulting in a full lower face. The main causes of this are:

The Ageing Process

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The skin produces less elastin (for elasticity) and collagen (for firm and smooth skin) as we age. That same elastin and collagen is also subject to degradation over time by UV rays (sun exposure), smoking and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.

Significant Weight Loss

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Carrying on with the analogy of the overstretched track pants, if you have carried excess weight for some time, and then lose it, the skin can be less effective at tightening back up when the excess fat has gone. This is due to damage to the elastic fibres in the skin when it is stretched.

Medical Conditions

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There are some rare conditions that can be the cause of saggy skin. One example is Ehler Danlos syndrome, which weakens the connective tissue of your skin.

Treatubg skin laxity in NYC NY

What is Dermal Filler?

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A favorite non-surgical treatment at the Toronto Beauty Clinic because the results are instant, the process is fast and safe. The filler contains hyaluronic acid gel ingredients such as those in the body. Injectable dermal fillers are used to treat the entire face creating a more youthful look. Immediate results can be seen and can last up to 1 year.

Toronto Beauty Clinic always prioritizes the best care and is suitable for each client.

Fillers or filling of face volume can be used to correct and fill parts of the face, such as smile lines, tear lines, and to form chin, cheeks and nose, so that users can get a face that looks younger, chin that looks more sharp so the face looks oval, and the nose is more pointed.

Fillers work under the skin to improve the elasticity of the sagging skin, unlike old techniques that tend to only tighten and flatten the skin of the face.

This filler consists of several kinds including hyaluronic acid which can be used for limited areas such as the right or left corner, to fill the lips, and fill the basin under the eyes.

Besides that it can contain bovine collagen, autologous fat obtained by lifting a little fat from one body, and so on.

What is InstaLift Thread Lift?

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InstaLift thread lift is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that uses Micro-Suspension Technology™ to help you achieve the look you want.

InstaLift is also the only absorbable suture that’s FDA-cleared for cosmetic facial procedures.

InstaLift thread lift boosts volume by activating your natural collagen production over time.

An Instalift is an FDA-approved procedure conducted to have an immediate facelifting effect. Your practitioner at Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic uses a biodegradable thread inserted in the fat layers below the skin to lift the overlying skin. It is known for its immediate facelifting and regenerative effects on the skin, leading to natural and progressive outcomes.

Thread Lift Works Without Surgery

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Silhouette InstaLift thread lift in Toronto uses absorbable micro-cones to instantly lift aging, mid-facial skin, including sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds. This procedure also activates your natural collagen production to boost volume over time for up to 2 years. That means you can achieve the look you want — without surgery or fillers.

Jowls and Sagging Face Lift Treatment

Lower face sagging

There are different options for treatment of saggy skin, depending on its severity, ranging from medical grade skincare (lowest cost, least invasive, no recovery time) right through to cosmetic surgery (highest cost, most invasive, highest recovery time).

The thread lift is just one of these treatments. You may have heard and read a lot about the versatility of thread lifting in terms of its lifting effect, and we’ve certainly talked a lot about thread lifts through this lens—how it can delay a facelift or be a good option for someone who doesn’t want surgery. We’ve even talked about how thread lifts can re-shape the tissue in the nose and give the tip a lift.

But we’ve talked less about the more subtle transformations we can create with non-barbed threads called monos.

What are mono threads?

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What a lot of people don’t know is that there are a number of different types of PDO threads. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which basically means that the thread is a medical grade thread that your body eventually metabolizes as it’s composed of a protein. And it’s super super thin—thinner than a hair.

The three main types of PDO threads are mono, cog and screw threads. So when we talk about the thread lift in terms of addressing skin laxity, we’re most likely going to use a cog thread which has tiny barbs on it that serves to lift the tissue just below the surface of the skin in the target area.

Mono threads, on the other hand, don’t have barbs. They’re smooth threads that are used more for their collagen producing and volumizing capabilities. Mono threads can also effectively lift and tighten the skin, but they’re used more as a revitalizing skin treatment that works to thicken the skin and improve on textural irregularities of the skin.

What areas do mono threads treat most effectively?

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We will typically use mono threads in the mid-face, lips, and neck to smooth out tissue, create volume (as in the nasolabial folds) and improve skin texture. Another great indication for mono threads is in the treatment of atrophic acne scars, i.e. depressed scarring, not raised. We also love to use mono threads in the neck, to give it a lovely smooth appearance.

Is a mono thread lift for me?

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Whether the use of mono threads are the right choice for your thread lift treatment, really just depends on what you’re looking to achieve. If you’re looking strictly for a skin lift and skin tightening then the use of a barbed thread will be more effective.

However, if you’re looking to smooth out the skin and really target those fine lines and wrinkles and textural irregularities, along with giving you that volume boost, then monos are the way to go.

A discussion and assessment of your skin with your provider will ultimately be how you decide which type of thread will give you the best results.

How long do mono threads last?

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You’ll typically see optimal results of a mono thread lift about 8-12 weeks following your treatment. Mono threads produce a stimulatory effect in the body that encourages your body to produce collagen and regenerate tissue, meaning that you need to give your body the chance to build up those elements before you really see the results.

We make it look natural.