What is loose or saggy skin?
The skin is our body’s largest organ, and it’s constantly working for us; supporting our bodies, regulating temperature and protecting us from the elements. In our youth, the supportive networks of fibres that make up our skin are abundant and flexible, but as we age, we begin to notice changes. Along with laugh lines and crow’s feet we also experience a newfound laxity and looseness to the skin on our face, neck, arms and tummies.
What causes loose or saggy skin?
Loose or saggy skin can be a result of genetics, but usually, skin laxity is attributed to sun exposure and oxidative stress over time. As we age, the dermis produces less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As a result, strength, elasticity and hydration are taxed and the skin becomes thinner and more lax. The natural aging process also reduces our body’s ability to combat oxidative stress from ultraviolet light, pollution, and lifestyle choices – all factors that damage the collagen and elastin fibres we do have left.
Tighten loose skin.
Once upon a time, surgical facelifts and other invasive procedures were the only options to tighten loose skin. Today, non-surgical skin tightening treatments for both the face and body are available and extremely effective. Cosmedica offers a diverse platform of medical aesthetic treatments including injectable dermal fillers, radio frequency, ultrasound, and laser skin firming therapies. Our treatments are tailored to your unique skin structures to promote the body’s natural tightening response and stimulate new collagen production safely and without downtime. A thorough consultation will assess for the skin tightening treatment best suited to your unique condition and treatment goals.