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- Tobacco smoke. If you’re a smoker, stop — tobacco smoke carries lots of harmful toxins, including free radicals that are very bad for your skin health. These free radicals can hurt cells of your pubic skin, leading to premature wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Poor diet. Though the link between what you eat and sagging skin remains puzzling, it’s always worth a try to restrict foods high in fats, instant cereals high in salt and artificial sweeteners, sodas, and alcohol. Instead, include more healthy foods in your diet such as avocados, orange peppers, fresh fruits and vegies, or anything else that will promote healthy skin.
- Overweigh or obesity. Being obese will make sagging skin more likely, especially for the labia. Because your labia is more elastic and vulnerable to weight changes and gravity! The problem could be much worse during and after menopause.
- Sedentary lifestyle. Lack of physical activity is a bad way for your weight control, and also bad for overall health (including your skin health).
- Over cleansing. While it’s important to keep your pubic area clean, over cleaning could be counterproductive.
It’s also recommended to control stress and maintain the quality of your sleep. Over time, both stress and lack of sleep can take a ‘serious toll’ on your skin health!
Treatment options are dependent on several factors such as your age, whether or not you’re being pregnant or still expect another pregnancy, taking certain medications, or having certain health conditions.
In general, the following are some common treatment options for sagging.
- Non-surgical treatments (e.g. dermal fillers, laser ‘resurfacing’ treatment, and radiofrequency therapy). They are usually used for mild-to-moderate sagging skin.
- Surgeries, typically for severe sagging skin. It will provide a dramatic improvement, though it’s costly.