Skin Laxity

Skin laxity refers to a loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin, resulting in sagging or loose appearance. It’s a natural part of the aging process as collagen and elastin production decline. However, other factors can contribute to its development.

Causes: Ageing is the main culprit. Collagen and elastin are the building blocks that provide structure and elasticity to the skin. As we age, their production slows down, leading to a loss of skin tightness and the development of wrinkles and sagging. Sun exposure, rapid weight loss, genetics, and lifestyle factors like smoking can accelerate skin laxity.

Treatments: While treatments cannot completely reverse skin laxity, they can significantly improve its appearance. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and exercise can help. Topical retinoids and certain skincare ingredients may offer some improvement. In-office procedures like microneedling, radiofrequency treatments, or surgical lifting procedures can provide more significant tightening effects.

Disclaimer: The effectiveness of treatments for skin laxity varies depending on the severity and individual factors. While significant improvement is achievable, restoring skin to an entirely youthful state might not be possible. Consulting a dermatologist for diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan is recommended.