Protecting Your Skin Against The Three S’s: Sagging, Shrinking, And Shriveling

As we get older, our skin does one of three things. We sag, we shrink, or we shrivel.

Everyone can dream about escaping the effects of age, but no one is exempt from it. Your skin will eventually sag, shrink, or shrivel (if it hasn’t already begun to already). So what’s the best way to combat this?

You should already have a good skincare regimen and be doing everything you can to keep your skin healthy. This means not smoking, limiting too much sun exposure, drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen outside, and moisturizing every day. But besides this, there are some incredible treatments available that can combat the “sag/shrink/shrivel” syndrome.

Skin Tightening - Old Woman With Sagging Skin


The “sag” effect happens as we age due to the loss of collagen and facial fat. This can create a droopy look that unfortunately only gets worse over time. You may also have a heavy brow hanging down more than you’d like.

A great solution to sagging skin is Juvéderm Voluma or Restylane Lyft, which are both dermal fillers that improve the sagging skin of the cheeks.

Laser skin tightening can also help with sagging skin.

Skin Tightening - Old lady With Wrinkles



Shriveling of the skin can be caused by a myriad of things, including intense sun exposure, cigarette smoking, lack of sleep, stress, pollution, squinting, sugar, and of course, getting older.

There are many things that people do to improve their deep wrinkles, such as chemical peels. But for those who want to decrease their wrinkles without surgery, options include fillers like Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm Vollure.

Botox softens wrinkles, crow’s feet, and forehead and neck lines, while Restylane improves nasolabial folds, marionette lines, thin lips, and wrinkles around the mouth. Juvéderm Vollure can tackle deep wrinkles.

For shriveling, there’s also laser skin tightening, which can help the skin to look smoother and more youthful. This method uses heat to stimulate and contract the tissues under the skin, which causes that tissue to make brand-new collagen.

Skin Tightening - Woman With Loss Of Volume In Face


When we say that your skin “shrinks”, that is to say, it begins to look too lean and hollow. You may begin to see valleys and loss of volume at your tear troughs, temples, and cheeks.

When this happens, you have the option of restoring volume to these areas gradually over time. With certain treatments, your face will look more youthful and full—and the appearance of stubborn wrinkles can be improved as well.

Juvéderm Voluma or Juvéderm Vollure can greatly help under-eye bags. Juvéderm Voluma is the only FDA-approved dermal filler created specifically to improve hollowed-out facial skin, and is extremely popular for adding back youthful volume.

So, no matter whether your skin sags, shrinks, or shrivels, you can still keep it looking its best with a great skincare regimen and by taking advantage of the best skin treatments available!

At Pure Touch Skin Center, we provide many of these treatments. We believe in having a healthy daily skin regimen and taking good care of your skin, but there are also incredible skin treatments available that will improve the sagging, shrinking, or shriveling that you may be experiencing as you get older.

If you have any problem areas that have been bothering you, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help!