Sagging Face

As we age a number of factors contribute to facial sagging.

Causes of Facial Sagging

These combined factors cause the facial volume to collapse a bit like a deflating balloon.

  1. Skin tone reduces due to a loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluranon.
  2. Fat loss occurs usually in the mid face and gravity pulls this lower causing nasolabial folds and jowls.
  3. Muscle tone reduces.
  4. Bone shrinks away particularly in women.

Volumising with Dermal Fillers for Facial Sagging

Fortunately there a number of treatment processes that can improve facial sagging. At Palm Clinic we are particularly keen on volumising with Dermal Fillers which creates a very natural youthful re-contouring of the face with the emphasis restored to the upper cheeks. For more serious facial sagging a facelift with Dr Stephen Mills at Palm Clinic may be considered. 

Botulinum Toxin for Facial Sagging

BOTOX can also used to lift the eyebrows. If neck and jowls are the primary area of sagging, cosmetic surgery with Dr Stephen Mills at Palm Clinic may be an option. To discuss your options make an appointment with one of our experienced doctors.

Before and After Photos of Treatment for Facial Sagging

facial sagging corrected with dermal fillers
Facial sagging corrected with dermal fillers

Facial Sagging on Men

Facial sagging affects men as well as women and more and more men are wanting to address the problem. The two main treatments are volumising with Dermal Fillers or a facelift with Dr Stephen Mills.

Volumising works by restoring the depleted volume in the mid and lower face using dermal fillers which pull the skin up and provides a very natural lift. We place the dermal fillers in vector lines to place tension on the skin where it is needed. Palm Clinic doctors have been at the forefront of this technique using specially designed cannulas from Paris to minimise bruising.

If the facial sagging is more severe a facelift may be required. Your Palm Clinic doctor can refer you to Dr Stephen Mills our resident cosmetic surgeon who can advise on this.

Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.

1 Benedetto A. The Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 1999, 38:6641.655

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Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam DunnConsulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

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Botox®  is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.      

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