If you’ve spent hours in the gym losing weight, you probably know that loose flaps can be a frustrating niggle that won’t shift. This is when you need to learn about collagen for saggy skin. Sagging skin, both on the face and body, is often linked with fat loss.

Deterioration or reduction of collagen and elastin in the dermis is another cause of sagging skin. While everyone may have sagging skin, it is more likely to occur in older patients.

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight are also more vulnerable.

Some medical conditions may also be the cause.

Sagging skin can be difficult to treat at home, but there are skin tightening options that can help, from over-the-counter products to surgical solutions.

Collagen for saggy skin

Tight skin can be easily spring back into place. When the skin loses this ability to spring load like this, we need a boost. This is where collagen comes in. Collagen for saggy skin is like honey to a bee. It’s difficult to get the best results without both.

Droopy skin can appear almost anywhere on the body. Among the common areas in which you can see sagging skin are: eyelids that awaken chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen.

Several causes of saggy skin.


As the skin ages, it loses two important proteins that occur in the dermis: elastin and collagen. As the name suggests, elastin gives skin elasticity. Provides firmer skin with the ability to bounce when stretched. Fibroblasts produce collagen. If the skin is tight and tight, thank collagen.

Collagen comprises hermetically constructed fibers that help the skin maintain its structure and firmness. The production of elastin and collagen decreases with age. These two proteins can also deteriorate over time due to external factors such as: pollutants with UV exposure in the environment, including cigarette smoke, certain lifestyle factors such as poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption, sun exposure, and not skin care or health may give rise to speed up the aging process.

This can make your skin look aged and wrinkled at an earlier age.

Weight loss

Carrying extra weight over an extended period can damage the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. This makes it harder for the skin to recede when losing weight. Losing a significant weight of 100 pounds or more can lead to significant amounts of sagging skin.

Flabby skin is more likely to occur when weight loss is rapid, for example, after bariatric surgery. Sometimes, these methods of losing weight can cause large amounts of sagging and drooping skin that adheres to the body. As younger skin recovers more easily, its age can also play an important role in loose skin at the time of losing weight.


After pregnancy, it is common to gain a certain amount of sagging skin. Women who wear multiple times, such as twins or triplets, may see drooping skin around the tummy than those wearing a baby. The age of the mother can also play a role.


There are some diseases that are characterised by floppy skin.

One of them is a very rare subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma known as granulomatous flaccid skin. People with this condition see a very gradual weakening of the skin on the elbows and knees. Slack skin caused by granulomatous sagging rarely responds well to treatment. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Another condition that causes sagging skin is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (ESD), a rare connective tissue disease that is inherited. People with ESD have a defect in collagen production that causes sagging, rough skin, often on the face.

Treatment options for firming sagging skin

If you are concerned about the area of sagging skin, there are things you can do to reduce or remove it. Flaccid amounts of skin can vary from mild to significant. Consider these factors when deciding treatment options: areas of the body where sagging occurs are negative feelings about your condition.

To reduce mild sagging

If you have a slight sagging or are satisfied with modest results, there are options at home that you can try on the face and body.

These include: exercise of sagging skin on the body caused by moderate weight loss or pregnancy can be improved with exercise. Any movement that builds muscle mass or tightens muscles can reduce the appearance of sagging smaller skin.

Weight lifting or resistance training

Training with weights, machines or resistance bands helps increase muscle mass. Pilates. Pilates, also known as contrology, uses controlled movements to tighten and strengthen the body’s core, gluteal muscles, legs and arms. Facial exercises. There is a small amount of evidence that facial exercises can reduce sagging skin around the chin, cheeks, and neck.

Many yoga advocates believe that certain exercises are useful for reducing sagging facial skin. A great pose to try this is simhasana (lion pose).


Several studies have found oral supplements containing ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid to reduce age-related skin sagging. Topical treatments Creams, lotions and serums containing ingredients such as retinol can improve the elasticity of the eye area and facial skin. Both over-the-counter (OTC) products and prescription drugs can help. Prescription retinoids such as tretinoin and Retin-A promote collagen production. They will produce more significant results than their OTC counterparts. Lifestyle changes If you stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and eliminate harmful habits such as smoking, your skin may look fresher and less sagging. Learn more about lifestyle options and ways to improve skin elasticity.

We can give you excellent Vitamin injections which are way more effective than oral supplements if you book these at the same time as your other treatments with us in Romford, Essex & Central London.

Non-invasive nonsurgical RF skin tightening

radiofrequency facial before and afterTo reduce moderately flabby, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, skin tone and elasticity can shrink skin sagging and wrinkles and fine lines.

They are usually most effective when combined with healthy lifestyle options, such as not smoking cigarettes nor tanning.

We perform these radiofrequency therapies at Essential Feeling, Essex.

We use radio frequency to help increase collagen production and improve your overall skin tone. Most people get the best results after several treatments.

You may have heard of micro-centred Ultrasound (MFU) rather than radiofrequency or RF therapy. This technique sends deep heat to the layers of the skin, promotes natural collagen production which firms your skin. While you will see immediate results, it may take several months to see the final effects and end improvement in skin firmness and elasticity.

In addition, consider tying the above base level therapy in with our state-of-the art, science backed combination therapy, also including electroporation and micro-needling and iPRF.

What’s better is that there is no downtime in order to get rid of this excess skin and lose folds. There is no risk by coming to a professionally trained therapist who uses quality equipment. The NHS uses the device us use at Essential Feeling, Romford.

To reduce significant sagging, they often recommend surgical intervention to remove loose skin after being overweight . In most cases, cosmetic procedures are considered and may not be covered by insurance. These procedures fall into the body contouring category. Body contouring procedures may leave a certain amount of visible scarring on areas such as the upper arms. They also need a significant time for recovery, which lasts from 2 weeks to a month. You can choose to treat one area of the body or several areas. Types of body contouring operations include: abdominoplasty (abdominoplasty) arm lift (brachioplasty) facelift lower body lift medial thigh lift.

What is the perspective when you have sagging skin?

Treatments to firm skin at home can give small to moderate results. Non-surgical intervention for this condition is effective, but often temporary. If you have a surgical procedure to remove sagging skin, it is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions for continuous weight loss.

The sagging skin that needs to be removed is not a disease and is not a problem for everyone. But for some, it can be frustrating or affect your self-esteem. If you have sagging skin that doesn’t respond well to home treatments, contact your doctor to discuss your options.

A note on when to see your doctor

Contact your doctor to see if your skin is sagging if you are emotionally concerned that the skin condition has changed immediately or significantly, resulting in loosening, swelling, or rash. Has sagging skin that hangs and causes chafing, irritation or pain.