Over the course of history, trends have come and gone. One in particular veers wildly across the ages, and that is the concept of the ‘perfect’ body. One of the oldest surviving works of art is the Venus of Willendorf, a sculpture depicting a voluptuous woman displays the trend of the time (around 28,000 BCE).
In Ancient Egypt, a slim figure was favoured, while fuller figures were preferred later in the Renaissance period, and we’ve moved back to the slim side more recently. This means nothing other than every size is beautiful, but there are problems that affect everyone as we mature, and one of those is sagging skin on the neck.
Loss Of Collagen
A natural part of human development is the loss of collagen, which starts at around age 20. Collagen, along with elastin, is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, so as it declines, skin loses its ability to bounce back from facial expressions and gives in to gravity.
Smoking can worsen these effects as it destroys collagen and restricts the body’s ability to deliver nutrients to the surface of skin, which affects skin’s ability to repair damage effectively. Eating too much sugar regularly has a similar effect, as it damages collagen, which is the protein that helps replace dead skin cells, making it brittle and less efficient.
As well as this, exposure to UV rays damages skin, making it more likely to assume a crepe-y texture, and sag downwards, so wearing sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is of vital importance in slowing down this process.
Correct This Condition
At PHI, we offer solutions like skin tightening treatments to correct this condition, with a range of technologies, like Ultrasound and Radiofrequency, which both aim to stimulate important collagen production in order for skin to become firmer and lift without the need for surgical intervention. We also offer the liquid facelift, which uses dermal fillers in the cheeks to reverse the signs of a sagging neck.
For more information, or to book a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained clinicians, call us today on 02070 345999 or log an enquiry through our website and one of our friendly staff will contact you.