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Is there a product that will tighten up sagging and loose skin under the chin and jaw? Is Thermage effective?

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Loss of firmness is a common concern in aging skin. Skin experts have long known that the loss of skin's firmness is a naturally occurring part of the aging process fueled in part by changes in the deeper layers of skin caused by decreases in functional hyaluronic acid (skin's natural "plumper") and accumulated damage to collagen and elastin, the elastic fibrous protein in skin's connective tissue. Combined, these changes lead to the loss of skin's firmness and an aged appearance. Products that contain ingredients such as niacinimide, caffeine, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid can be effective in firming skin. With the proper skin care, you will see observed the benefits.

Thermage can be highly effective in the right candidate. This is a procedure done by your dermatologist that uses radiofrequency energy for tissue tightening and can be used both on the face and other areas of the body.

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