There are some things that can’t be fixed with a healthy lifestyle alone, and loose skin is one of the most bothersome.
Whether it’s the result of massive weight loss or the natural effects of gravity, skin laxity can be one of the more frustrating things a person may experience with his or her appearance. Loose skin can cause your once well-defined curves and contours to appear dull and aged, leaving you feeling self-conscious or unhappy with the way you look. From drooping facial skin and jowls to areas of loose skin around the body, skin laxity can happen just about anywhere and to just about anyone.
What are the causes of skin laxity?
Skin laxity can occur for a number of reasons. One of the more common causes of loose skin is simply the aging process. As we get older, our skin loses essential substances such as collagen and elastin, which results in a gradual loosening or sagging. Common examples of age-related skin laxity include jowls and loose skin along the neck and jawline.
Weight loss and pregnancy are also commonly associated with a loosening of the skin. When skin is stretched over time due to weight gain or pregnancy, it often lacks the elasticity to tighten back up to a firm look and feel once your figure reverts to its smaller, slimmer size.
Tightening your skin without surgery
Before, surgery was the only really effective way to tighten loose skin. While diet and exercise are important for maintaining a healthy and slimmer size, they could do little about skin laxity. With the latest advancements in non-surgical aesthetics, we are now able to provide men and women with natural-looking skin tightening benefits without ever having to go under the knife.
Please click on one of the following treatments to learn how it can help improve skin laxity.