More recent research has pointed out the influence of changes in the facial skeleton with age on the appearance of aging, especially in the mid-face area and the lower part of the orbits around the nose.

Quantitative study with CAT scans of the faces of men and women in several age brackets has revealed that there is an appreciable amount of bone tissue loss in these regions with age, leading to changes in angles, lengths and volumes, and also decreasing the distance between the eyes.

It has been hypothesized that skin sagging and wrinkles may occur not only because of loss of soft tissue and fat, but also because bone retraction creates an excess of skin which is no longer flexible. Many of the facial manifestations of aging reflect the combined effects of gravity, progressive bone resorption, decreased tissue elasticity, and redistribution of subcutaneous fullness.

A unique facial rejuvenation option that produces dramatic results, laser skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth, as 2013 marked the highest number of botulinum toxin type A injections to date, with 6.3 million injections. A significant upward trend on the number of facial rejuvenation procedures is predicted, and could be due to the following factors:

  1. Men have also started to perform these procedures at increasing numbers;
  2. Emphasis on image of youthfulness by the mass media and fashion;
  3. Increasing numbers of senior people enjoying good health and financial affluence at older ages;
  4. Decreasing costs of surgery and other cosmetic procedures, making them affordable to all.

However, while surgical procedures are still preferred to achieve a more dramatic improvement, the current trend is towards less invasive procedures, such as injectables (Botox, fillers) and laser skin treatments. While these treatments achieve temporary results, they tend to be preferred because of their reduced cost and less intensive recovery period.

Sagging skin on the face and neck happens for a variety of reasons. These can include losing a lot of weight, your genetics and just natural aging. A turkey neck or sagging jowls can happen to anyone, but there are a few natural ways to mitigate sagging skin, no matter what the cause.


Radio frequency skin tightening is just one of the many non-invasive anti-ageing treatments offered by skin care clinics and dermatologists today. This type of non-surgical facelift treatment introduces radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin of the face, creating measurable electrical currents that reshape and contract the skin’s collagen and then tighten the surface of the skin.

Those who choose radio frequency skin tightening should keep in mind that depending on the strength of the treatment, it will require three or more to see any visible results and that treatments need to be repeated several times during the year.

During treatment, the RF waves penetrate the skin to tighten it from the inside out, as they stimulate collagen fibroblast production, which will in trigger the production of fresh collagen fibres which result in tighter, more taught skin which is demonstrably younger.