The Topical Topic - Improving Skin Sagging

Old vs Young


Young Skin vs Old Skin. The difference is collagen.


There’s no better forum than a plastic surgery practice for patients to openly express their frustration about sagging skin.   We hear it all the time.   A facelift is certainly an option, but not realistic for a younger person and frankly, some patients simply want something non-surgical.

Once we reach the age of 25, our collagen production starts to drop off.   Collagen is necessary for the support of the skin.   Collagen, keratin and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity and structure. Women produce less collagen than men, and since collagen is lost at a rate of 1% per year, by the age of 50, a woman has lost almost half of the collagen from her skin.

There is an abundance of products that promise to reduce wrinkles, but if you’re looking to reduce sagging you need to look for products with active ingredients proven to boost collagen and elastin.

Changes choice for topical skin tightening is TNS Essential Serum from Skin Medica.  First, serums are formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients versus creams and lotions that contain a multitude of additional ingredients.   Our pick for TNS Essential Serum is based on reviewing scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of the product.

“I realized a need for a high concentration serum that would provide my patients with a real improvement in their skin at a deep cellular level.”,    Gilbert Lee, M.D.

TNS Essential Serum at Changes Plastic Surgery
TNS Essential Serum contains a patented growth factor serum comprised of 110 different growth factors that are necessary to stimulate the fibroblasts that regenerate collagen.   The serum is dispensed through a dual-chamber pump. The second chamber contains a highly selective and effective combination of antioxidants, peptides and other ingredients that work synergistically with the growth factors. These include Ubiquinone, which is a super antioxidant that helps to boost the body’s ability to produce skin-firming components, and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 which boosts collagen and elastin by altering how the skin cells function.



At some point in time, to significantly tighten the skin and reduce facial sagging, a facelift is your only option.   However, staying true to highly effective topical serums will only help to strengthen and prepare your skin for surgery.   In the meantime, remember the difference between old and new skin is collagen.

Treat your skin right and keep it tight. Call Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa to order TNS Essential Serum or stop by our office at 11515 El Camino Real in San Diego.

Copyright 2014 Jill Darrah for Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa