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Sagging skin (Face)

What is it?

Skin laxity affects several areas of the face. Whether on the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, facial oval, neck or décolleté, the skin loses its elasticity, volume and density over time and with certain lifestyle habits.

Did you know?

We lose 1% of collagen per year from the age of 25, and this rate increases over time. In the first five years of menopause, about 35% of this precious protein disappears!

What are the causes?

As skin laxity is mainly a sign of aging, it is caused by the loss of collagen and elastin, as well as by the slowing down of skin cell regeneration. Several origins can be identified for these:

Sun exposure

Exposure to the sun, especially if not accompanied by UV protection, leads to an increase in melanin production, a reduction in collagen and elastin production, a thickening of certain areas of the skin and clearly promotes dryness. Gradually, the structure of the skin changes and it becomes visibly less firm.

Bad lifestyle habits

Tobacco and/or alcohol use, stress, lack of physical exercise, a diet rich in sugar…As we know, lifestyle habits have a direct impact on our health, but also on that of our skin. In order to promote the production of collagen and elastin and to allow our skin to better protect itself against external aggressors (UV rays, wind, pollution…), it is essential to pay particular attention to our lifestyle!

Hormonal changes

Adequate levels of estrogens, testosterone and progesterone, among others, are necessary for proper tissue function. A dysfunction or imbalance in the levels of these hormones increases skin dehydration and therefore the loss of tone.


In addition to the origins listed above, not everyone ages in the same way. The cause: genetic predisposition! Indeed, the skin’s capacity for hydration, elasticity and anti-oxidation also depends on our genes.

How to prevent?

Diligence in your home care routine

It takes just 21 days to develop a good habit and for it to become a natural part of any routine! Here are the 4 essential steps to good health and beauty habits:

o Cleanse with a neutral PH toner to respect the balance of our skin.

o Treat every layer of the skin with suitable, complementary products (serum, cream, gel, tonic).

o Moisturize. Some factors make life difficult for our skin – heating, winter cold, wind, hormonal variations – it is essential to give a little help to the skin’s natural hydration process and to use the cream that suits it perfectly.

o Exfoliate to regenerate the skin. By removing dead skin that tends to accumulate naturally on the skin’s surface, weekly exfoliation helps to free and tighten pores and accelerate skin renewal, but also to better absorb moisturizing cream.

Year round sun protection

UVA rays (present year round and all day) and UVB rays (particularly significant from April to September between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) directly affect the epidermis and dermis. We can’t say it enough: it is essential to protect your skin by using an appropriate sunscreen every day – preferably mineral-based and at least SPF 30 – and remembering to reapply it every 2 hours.

Regular in-clinic care

Several regular treatments can prevent skin laxity by activating the natural production of collagen and elastin. Here are two prevention treatments that can be used at each change of season:

o Glycolic peeling. Its gentle exfoliation with glycolic acid – a product derived from fruit acid – makes it possible to reach different layers of the skin and thus stimulate collagen production, while offering a visibly brighter complexion and naturally smoother skin.

o Microdermabrasion. Through its cleansing action, the generation of collagen and elastin is revived. Soft and safe, this technique mechanically eliminates dead skin from the epidermis, decongests pores and refines the skin’s texture, while promoting the natural renewal of skin cells.

Good hydration

Skin contains on average 75% water, an essential element for the proper functioning of cells. Better protected against environmental aggressors (UV rays, pollution, wind, heat, cold, humidity and dryness), skin ages less quickly! To keep your skin supple and toned and your complexion radiant, use a quality moisturizer that matches your skin type and needs…and enables it to absorb about 1.5 L of water per day!

The adoption of healthy lifestyle habits

Promoting the production of collagen, a diet rich in vitamins A and C, silicon, amino acids, magnesium and antioxidants is an effective way to fight against skin laxity. Similarly, it is important to avoid foods that are heavily roasted or burned, as the process (called glycation) generated by this promotes the loss of skin elasticity.

Good hydration

Skin contains on average 75% water, an essential element for the proper functioning of cells. Better protected against environmental aggressors (UV rays, pollution, wind, heat, cold, humidity and dryness), skin ages less quickly! To keep your skin supple and toned and your complexion radiant, use a quality moisturizer that matches your skin type and needs…and enables it to absorb about 1.5 L of water per day!

How to treat?


Venus FreezeTM / Venus LegacyTM

Combining pulsed magnetic fields with multipolar RF waves, Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy heats the skin from the inside out in a constant, safe and uniform manner. Collagen fibres are tightened, collagen production is stimulated and the elasticity of fibres is reinforced. Skin is firmed and tightened and the face contour is reshaped for a more natural appearance. The effectiveness of Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy makes it the treatment of choice for mature skin!



Using thermal energy combining unipolar radiofrequencies and a cooling process for greater comfort and better skin protection, Thermage® slows the loss of collagen and stimulates its natural production. Under the heat of the Thermage® process, fibroblast cells are spontaneously contracted and then tightened, allowing them to reproduce collagen and elastin. The skin is visibly and gradually tightened.



An ultrasound application technique that focuses on different depths of the epidermis, Ulthera® creates thousands of tiny subcutaneous “attachment points”. The skin is immediately smoothed and the natural production of collagen is stimulated. Within four to six months after the treatment, the tissues are regenerated: the lower face is remodelled, the eyelids are gently raised and the neck and décolleté are smoothed.

Injectable Dermal Fillers information

Volumizing injections

Volumizers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar derivative already present in the body. Injected into the skin, they act like small sponges by absorbing more than a thousand times their molecular weight in water, which allows them to hydrate and balance the dermal volume. Expression lines, which have become static over time, and the loss of volume and density are thus filled. The most commonly treated areas are temples, cheekbones, cheeks and lower face.


Neuromodulator injections

At Dermapure, we advocate a holistic approach to beauty, highlighting the natural beauty of our patients. Neuromodulator injections are provided by our team of experienced physicians, who share the same philosophy: to offer natural and visible results.

Compatible products

Ellagic C+ – Serum

Sérum Ellagic C+

Ellagic C+ Serum is defined by its “super anti-aging” formula, which helps to firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With, among other things, 20% vitamin C, 2% ellagic acid and a combination of two hyaluronic acids, its formulation is unique and effective!

Retinol 0.5 % – Serum

Sérum Rétino 0,5%

The unique formulation of this serum stimulates collagen and elastin production and provides antioxidant protection, while accelerating the repair of the skin’s protective barrier, revealing a visibly even and radiant complexion.

Intense Hydration Cream

Hydratation intense

This moisturizing cream stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid for an effective anti-aging action. Deeply hydrated and revitalized, skin is visibly firmer, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced and the complexion is more radiant.

Collagen Formula

Solution nutri collagen

This nutricosmetic has been designed to support the natural production of collagen, which contributes to the firmness and elasticity of the skin. It contains a unique combination of hydrolyzed collagen, vitamin C and two amino acids, L-lysine and L-proline. Collagen Formula stimulates collagen production from within to act effectively against the signs of skin aging.

Produits Functionalab

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