7th January 2022

How To Tighten Sagging Skin for People Over 50

Last Modified: May 2, 2024

Have you ever looked in the mirror and you went, "what's happening to my face?" The little bit of sagging you had around the jawline or the cheeks seems to have gotten worse overnight. And now it makes you look and feel a little sad. Well, this is a common complaint, especially among women over 50. 

While they might not necessarily want to look like a 20-year-old again, every woman over 50 still wants to age gracefully and look the best they can.

And the first step to accomplishing this goal is usually adopting good skincare habits. This means things like:

  1. Using a humidifier during the cold winter months. Our post on Dry vs Dehydrated Skin explained why this is very important.
  2. Drink plenty of water. A 2010 report on hydration and health reported that as people age, they become more susceptible to dehydration as they lose some of their sense of thirst.
  3. Protect your skin from sun exposure. AlumierMD offers some of the best sunscreen products in the market.
  4. Check the ingredients. You may or may not be one of these people who swear by clean beauty. Nevertheless, many of the skincare and beauty products in the market contain ingredients that are drying or even harming your skin.
  5. Use a good hydrating serum to seal in the moisture. Look for products with ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
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What if you have been doing all this, and you can still see signs of sagging skin? Sometimes, your regular skincare routine is no longer enough, especially as you get older. 

Along with wrinkles and fine lines, saggy skin is an age-related concern on the minds of most people over fifty. While your skincare regimen might adequately keep most of the wrinkles at bay, skin sagging might not be that easy.

What if Skin Sags Even After Good Skin Care

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It keeps the skin youthful, strong, and vibrant by providing structure to the dermis, the skin's thickest layer. 

However, as you get older, the body loses collagen naturally. By extension, this includes elastin, another protein responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight. 

Think of your skin like a rubber band that loses its elasticity over time. This is the same thing that has happened to your skin over the years.

sagging skin over 50

Firm skin can stretch and snap back into place easily. On the other hand, when the collagen and elastin in the dermis begin to deteriorate, the skin loses this "snap back" ability and starts to sag. 

While saggy skin can happen almost anywhere on the body, it's pretty common on the face and neck i.e. turkey neck and jowls.

We cover this topic of skin laxity more comprehensively in our post: What Happens To Your Skin in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and Beyond

Instead, today, we will focus on what you can do about that stubborn loose skin. There is one profound skin tightening treatment that can help you in your battle against sagging skin in your fifties and beyond. 

The Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Treatment

The best part is that you don't have to go under the knife. And you'll still achieve considerably good results compared to a facelift, leaving you feeling beautiful and boosting your confidence. 

It's not about erasing your face or doing things that are so extreme that you look like a totally different person. It's about looking the best you can look with what you have. This is what's important and I bet you probably feel the same way.

Also, the results come gradually and therefore look more natural. Everyone will notice your tighter, smoother skin without presuming you had some work done. If you don't want anyone to know, just tell them you recently got some really good face cream ?.

So what's the treatment?

It's radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening! If this is your first time hearing about radiofrequency, here's a quick breakdown of the treatment.

sagging skin over 50

Radiofrequency skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure carried out at a medical cosmetic clinic or a dermatologist's office. The doctor uses a machine that creates radio waves and then passes the device's handpiece over your body to apply radio waves to your skin.

The radio waves give off heat that creates controlled injury to your skin. This, in turn, prompts your skin to produce more collagen and elastin as a healing mechanism. The treatment also speeds up cell turnover, so the skin gets firmer, thicker and smoother over time. The skin firming effects can last for 2–3 years with the proper skincare.

Even if you are familiar with RF skin tightening, it's important to note that not every radio frequency out there is the same. There are a bunch of different radiofrequency treatments, and depending on the level of energy they give off and the depth at which they penetrate the skin, each one can provide very different results.

Radiofrequency skin tightening technology has advanced rapidly in the past 20 years, with new and improved devices being released every few years. 

One of the most recent and highly advanced RF skin tightening devices is NuEra™ Tight with FocalRF Technology.

NuEra™ RF skin tightening device for sagging skin over 50

What makes NuEra™ Tight different from most RF devices in the market is its capacity for providing treatments tailored to any patient's distinctive needs. The doctor can alter the device's frequency, temperature, time, and even electrode size to achieve your desired skin laxity improvements.

The first radio frequency devices from the early 2000s used high wattages and caused a significant level of pain. NuEra™ Tight features an advanced setting known as NuAPIC™ (Automatic Personalized Intelligent Control), which ensures the treatment is safe, comfortable and painless.

Talk to us today to determine if our radiofrequency treatment is the fix you need for your sagging skin.

At Dr Aesthetica in Birmingham, we strive to be on the leading edge, with proven technology and passion for helping men and women in their fifties and beyond look and feel their best. NuEra™ Tight with FocalRF Technology has become an essential part of this goal.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 7th January 2022
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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