What Causes Sagging Skin?

Excessive sun exposure, aging, and genetics may affect your skin, causing it to thin, sag, or fall into pronounced folds. But it’s not all bad news. There are cosmetic options to resolve sagging skin, and in this article, we suggest a few.

Is It Possible to Reverse Sagging Skin?

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin – two essential proteins that provide skin contour and support. This loss of skin structure leads to loose, sagging skin. While the natural aging process will continue, you can dramatically reduce sagging skin with the following treatments offered at the Key Laser Institute of Portland.

CO2 DOT Therapy

CO2 DOT therapy is a powerful tool in our arsenal of skin-tightening treatments. This laser therapy stimulates collagen production to create long-lasting benefits. It involves a collagen-stimulating pretreatment, followed by a laser, then an application of platelet-rich plasma. It delivers skin resurfacing, collagen regeneration, and a continually improving skin presence for six to nine months.


ThermiSmooth is gentle radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten sagging skin. It’s perfect for hard-to-treat areas like the cheeks, mouth, eyes, and decolletage. It stimulates collagen regeneration to build skin structure and support for a youthful skin surface.


This new, non-invasive skin-enhancing treatment for the neck, face, and decolletage uses micro-pulse ultrasound energy to reach deep into skin layers. Ultherapy stimulates collagen production for optimal skin repair, acting as a non-invasive facelift to lift and tighten facial skin.


INFINI employs advanced technology into the dermis through insulated microneedles used without harming the surface skin. Heating the underlying skin tissue to higher temperatures stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, causing collagen coagulation. As the collagen coagulates, it dehydrates, forcing immediate shrinkage. New, more active collagen and elastin fibers replace lax ones to better support skin structure and pliability.

Dermal Fillers

When skin laxity takes hold on areas like the cheeks, chin, and lips, dermal fillers replace lost volume to fill hollows and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. At the Key Laser Institute, we expertly inject fillers including Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse.


When wrinkles and fine lines form on the forehead, brow, or around the eyes because of repetitive muscle movement, Botox is the best non-surgical remedy. This popular cosmetic treatment has had extensive testing to evaluate its ability to safely resolve expression lines caused by muscle movement, with results lasting four to six months.

Look Naturally Refreshed

If you would like more information about reversing sagging skin with our skin-tightening treatments, don’t hesitate to call on our team of certified experts. We offer many cosmetic enhancements designed to make you look your best.

Call (503) 291-1953 or schedule a consultation today to schedule your skin-tightening appointment with Key Laser!

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