Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your skin firm and provide its natural elasticity. Elastin fibres help the skin to bounce back to its original smooth appearance after contracting to form facial expressions whilst collagen forms the skin’s structure. As we get older, we produce less of these proteins. The skin’s elasticity becomes reduced over time as elastin breaks down causing loose and sagging skin, loss of firmness and fine lines and wrinkles.
Although this natural ageing process, genetics and gravity play a significant role in loss of firmness and loose skin, there are external factors too. Exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation can cause premature cellular death, smoking can degrade skin’s proteins and dehydration can thin skin making it vulnerable to sagging. Rapid weight loss can also cause sagging and loose skin.
There are several factors in the way that we age that lead to loose skin and loss of firmness and volume. The first is the progressive thinning of the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer). As this occurs, the fatty layer beneath the skin that provides a plumper, younger appearance begins to disappear. Skin also begins to produce less oil making it drier and more fragile. You might begin to notice ‘classis’ signs of ageing such as jowls, ‘turkey neck’ and drooping eyelids.
Omniya’s team of Aesthetic Doctors, Practitioners and Skin Specialists provides an evidence-based and diverse range of skin-tightening treatments expertly designed to target loose skin. The treatments below may be used alone or in combination with other therapies to enhance results as skin-tightening treatment is often well complemented by procedures for other signs of ageing.
At Omniya, we perform skin-tightening treatments that target both facial and body loose skin. All of our treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive. They are also completely tailored to your individual needs. To ensure this, you’ll have a free initial consultation before treatment to discuss your goals, advise on expected results and share treatment options.
Facial contouring & tightening / Body contouring & tightening– as one of our primary treatments for loose facial and body skin, this procedure uses the power of radiofrequency waves and vacuum suction technology to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. The treatment has 4 different vacuum levels which enable your aesthetician to achieve optimal penetration level according to your skin’s type, thickness and laxity. Safe, comfortable and efficient, this skin-tightening treatment is used for many different areas including the chin (targeting a double chin), jowls, outer eye, neck, hands and arms.
Carboxytherapy – this clinically-proven, groundbreaking treatment can help to firm loose skin as well as target various other signs of ageing. Omniya’s own Dr Jules Nabet was one of the first to bring Carboxytherapy to the UK and says that “Nothing works like it for loose skin”. The treatment involves administering carbon dioxide beneath the skin’s surface through micro injections. The carbon dioxide then stimulates the production of collagen and elastin for a skin-tightening effect.*
Mesotherapy – this skin-rejuvenation treatment fights sagging and loose skin by stimulating collagen production through micro injections containing a bespoke blend of high doses of vitamin C, organic silicone and hyaluronic acid.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy – many of our clients have benefited from this innovative therapy to firm loose skin. The treatment uses a small amount of your own blood which is spun through a specialist machine to separate the blood’s cells, serums and platelets.
The platelets are then extracted and injected into the treatment area where a tiny amount of clotting occurs. This stimulates the release of growth factors for healthier, firmer and more youthful-looking skin tissue.* The therapy can be used anywhere on the body and only one course of treatments is usually required.
Thread lifts – this effective treatment for facial sagging involves the insertion of small, biodegradable Poly L-Lactic Acid (PLA) or Polydiaxonone (PDO) threads underneath the skin. The threads stimulate the body’s natural reaction to a foreign body by producing collagen and improving blood circulation which contracts the skin for a firmer, more youthful look.*
8-point lift – combining dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, this advanced treatment helps to firm loose skin, add volume and provide natural but noticeable lift. It’s a fantastic and minimally-invasive alternative to surgery and is particularly effective around the mid-face where cheeks and the under-eye area may be in need of skin tightening and firming.
Nefertiti neck lift – named after the Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti, this treatment is highly effective for skin tightening and firming around the neck and jawline. Our Aesthetic Practitioners use a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to tighten the jowl area in a way that was only once possible through surgical intervention.
*Individual results may vary.