We offer non-surgical treatments for sagging skin at our Surrey skin care clinic (near Vancouver). These include:
- Radio-frequency skin tightening for the face (such as with the Infini™ RF microneedling procedure).
- Radio-frequency body tightening (a.k.a. body contouring) with truSculpt® iD and ThermiRF®.
- Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers (cosmetic injectables for a non-surgical face lift).
- Laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.
- Cosmeceuticals and prescriptions.
Our sagging skin treatments are varied, and our expertise in this area is vast. We’re not limited to one or two options. We can take a mixed-mode approach, or let you know if we think a single technology will show improvement on you.
To get started, we’ll need to see you in person for a consultation. We’ll take a closer look at your case, learn about your goals and gather your health history. Then, our doctor, or a qualified laser technician, can make a customized recommendation and treatment plan for you.
In addition to our plethora of skin tightening tools, you can trust you’ll be in good hands with us; we are a well-known clinic with over 20 years’ experience. We regularly service clients from around the Lower Mainland including Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, South Surrey, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Langley, Delta (Tsawwassen and Ladner), Richmond, Burnaby, North Vancouver, New Westminster, the Tri-Cities, and beyond. Some even come to us from as far as Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Whistler and Bellingham, USA.
What causes sagging skin, and how can I prevent it?
Sagging skin (skin laxity) occurs when the body undergoes two main changes. These are:
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The natural aging process
As you grow older, your skin loses its elasticity and collagen. These are the factors that give it ‘bounce’ and firmness. As a result, it has a harder time ‘staying in place.’ This creates sagginess (among other things, like wrinkles). Gravity also doesn’t help, and can play a part in ‘pulling’ the skin downward over time, if it is already sagging.
If you’ve lost significant weight recently, or have undergone liposuction, leftover skin can begin to hang. While with some this can warrant surgery to remove large amounts of stretched skin, in others, it can be more subtle. For the minor cases of skin sagging from weight loss, we may be able to help with non-invasive procedures.
The ‘weight loss’ category in this context would also include bodily changes from pregnancy. As the belly stretches, and then ‘deflates’ after delivery, women can be left with stretch marks and sagging skin on the abdomen. This loose, leftover skin can sometimes be treated non-invasively.
Sagging skin prevention measures
When it comes to the natural aging process, the best prevention for sagging skin is with high-quality UV protection. In addition, you’ll also want to maintain a good skin care routine to remove free radical damage, and to encourage your skin to keep producing collagen, elastin, and other essential components. Regular photofacials and skin rejuvenation methods can help, too.
Of course, it goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle will go a long way in helping you look your best – and not just to prevent sagging skin. Exercise regularly, eat nutritiously, and avoid smoking or excessive alcohol intake.
Will there be downtime or side effects from your Vancouver skin tightening treatments?
There is usually very little, if not no downtime after non-invasive sagging skin treatments. However, this can depend largely on the procedure you opt for, and your own body’s response to it.
For example, skin resurfacing with a CO2 or Fraxel® DUAL laser can leave you red and swollen for a couple weeks. However, radio frequency skin tightening may only cause slight bruising or swelling, if any at all.
Regardless of the procedure, most people resume their normal activities shortly after our non-invasive solutions. Self care is also typically not a problem. Rarely, if ever, are painkillers needed. This is in stark contrast to surgical solutions for sagging skin.
During your initial consultation for our sagging skin treatments in Surrey, we’ll advise you on pre-procedure and post-procedure measures to do at home. These steps can speed up your healing time, or increase the effects of your treatments.
It will be very important to reveal your entire health history to us during your initial consultation, even if you think some of it is unrelated. This is to keep you safe, and to rule out any potential side effects you may have from our treatments.
What else can be done to treat sagging skin?
Apart from non-invasive solutions, such as those offered at our cosmetic clinic, surgery is the only other way to ‘fix’ or ‘reverse’ sagging skin.
Whether or not plastic surgery is worth it for your case will depend on you, and the advice or consultations you have with a doctor.
Invasive options for sagging skin can be costly, painful and take a long time to heal from. And, that’s provided there are no complications in the process – otherwise, you could end up with more hurdles. This is why non-invasive methods have become so popular in the cosmetic industry.
What is the cost of sagging skin solutions at your Surrey clinic?
The cost of skin tightening treatments to solve sagging skin issues can vary greatly from person to person. The best way to find out a price for your case, is to come in for a consultation. We’ll take a closer look, and make customized recommendations from there.
Factors that can affect the price of your skin tightening treatments include:
- The condition of your skin at present, and how many treatment areas there are.
- The chosen procedure itself, and its variables.
- The number of treatments or sessions required to tighten your sagging skin.
We encourage you to get in touch today! We’ll try to book you in as soon as possible, and get you started on your skin tightening journey.
Please note: non-invasive sagging skin treatments aren’t the same as removing excess skin. If you have a large amount of skin leftover from extreme weight loss or surgery, please see your doctor as a first step.
Our services are not covered by MSP.
Prices on this website are to be used as a guide, and not a definite cost for your treatment. Prices can change at any time.
Procedure results are not guaranteed, and can vary from patient to patient.