A loss of elasticity (tone and firmness) in the skin, known as elastosis, is a natural part of the aging process. This sagging skin is defined significantly by the condition of the underlying muscles but also by the breakdown of the connective tissues in the skin that provide flexibility and firmness, known as collagen and elastin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for the firmness in skin, while elastin is a protein that gives skin elasticity. Elastin helps skin to return to its natural position after being manipulated. Collagen does have some elastic properties, however it is elastin that provides the skin with flexibility and resiliency.
Elastosis is most commonly seen on skin that has been exposed to ultraviolet rays over many years; however, this problem can also arise for other reasons, such as substantial weight loss in a short period of time, Vitamin deficiencies, hormonal changes, smoking, poor diet, and lack of hydration. However, not everyone experiences excessive sagging skin, which supports the theory that environmental issues play a large factor in elastosis. Nevertheless, the body naturally stops producing these collagen and elastin as it ages, resulting in some loss of volume and firmness.
The skin goes through substantial variations, especially during menopause. This happens as a result of the hormonal fluxuations in the body resulting in reduction of estrogen production. Estrogen is responsible for collagen formation, and as estrogen is manufactured less by our bodies thus is collagen. Diminished firmness,wrinkles, as well as the feeling of drier and thinner skin is a result of this hormonal change.
Elastosis is a common problem among mature clients. The application of microneedling with water-based, natural serums and ampoules, formulated with specific skin enhancing ingredients, such as Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinols can improve clients’ sagging jaw and cheeks issues.
The use of microneedling enhances absorption of active ingredients up to 400 percent without removing the dermis or damaging the epidermis, especially in the case of skin elastosis that cannot endure any more damage. Treatment must be followed with a serum based on hyaluronic acid to strengthen the bonds between collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and aids in barrier strength, hydration, reduced inflammation and increased firmness. Application of a moisturizer with sunscreen after treatment is a must. Having a client consultation, in addition to providing home care products, is a key to successful treatment. Contact us today to schedule your microneedling consultation today: 262-657-5446.