What Causes Saggy Skin?

Sagging, wrinkled and aged-looking skin is one of the top aesthetic concerns for men and women alike. Why do we lose skin tone and youthfulness? For some, this process begins relatively early with signs of sagging appearing in the 30s.

Your genetics have a lot to do with how your skin ages, and there are some things you have no control over. Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her team specialize in addressing skin laxity through advanced, non-surgical treatment methods. She targets some of the root causes of sagging and helps to rebuild the elastic support structure for to give you a glowing, youthful complexion.

Let’s take a closer look at why skin loses its tone and highlight the best skin tightening treatments available.

What causes saggy skin?

Firm skin bounces back when pinched, and it shows off your bone structure and curves with smooth contours.

There are a few reasons skin begins to sag, and they might all affect you at once. Deterioration of collagen and elastin in the dermis, loss of fat, and environmental or sun damage may all contribute to that tired-looking appearance you see in the mirror.

Common areas we notice saggy skin include:

  • The eyelids
  • The brow
  • Jowls
  • Under the chin
  • Neck
  • Back of the arms
  • Abdomen

A few of the leading causes of skin laxity include:


Elastin and collagen are two foundational proteins that your skin utilizes to stay strong and firm. Elastin lets you move and stretch with its ability to rebound. Collagen is made from tightly constructed fibres that hold structure and firmness in the skin, which in turn, resists fine lines and wrinkles.

Over time, especially after the age of 30, both vital components begin to deteriorate, and we produce less of them.

UV and other exposures

Cigarette smoke, sun exposure, pollution, and lifestyle factors all take a toll on skin cells.

Damaged surface cells are less plump and healthy, so the overall complexion appearance can be dull and unevenly toned.

Weight loss

Losing excess body fat is hard work and a worthy goal for many. However, we sometimes forget that fatty tissue under the skin fills out and smooths our features. It’s not uncommon to notice sagging at the jowls, for instance, after facial fat loss in the cheeks.

If you lose significant weight of 100 pounds or more, you may see skin rolls on your body that do not resolve over time. Younger skin tends to retract more easily, so the age at which you lose weight could be a factor for sagging.

Dr. Kabiri Uses Venus Legacy To Treat Sagging Skin

For tightening the face, neck, and body, the Venus Legacy process is a game-changer. Patients appreciate this non-invasive, pain-free option for smoothing away cellulite and wrinkles.

Using an exclusive combination of magnetic pulse energy and radiofrequency (RF) Venus Legacy allows Dr. Kabiri to target specific problem areas with precision. It causes contraction of collagen and elastin while stimulating a healing response, triggering new fibres to form.

Venus also results in an overall reduction in body circumference while creating tighter, smoother skin. We recommended 6-8 Venus treatments for the face, and 8-12 for the body, in most cases.

Exilis Elite Tightens and Reduces Wrinkles

Radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound work synergistically to address sagging skin and unwanted fat, without surgery.

Exilis Elite is FDA-approved to tone the skin on the face, neck, or body. Its energy penetrates different skin layers where it is absorbed by fibroblasts, stimulating cell renewal. It simultaneously destroys fat cells which are gradually flushed out of the body. 

For the best facial rejuvenation, we typically recommend between 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Tighter skin is revealed over 4-6 months.

Profound Face and Neck Lift

Profound is a powerful energy-based microneedling device that triggers new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid in treatment areas. Combined with radiofrequency, the tiny needles deliver stimulation at precise depths where new collagen is formed.

Book your consultation to firm up sagging skin

Dr. Shadan Kabiri is committed to outstanding outcomes using the most in-demand, non-surgical procedures available. Advanced Laser Technology & Cosmetic Center welcomes you to contact us and discover beautiful possibilities. Reach out via our online form or call 604-925-1301 today.