WHAT CAUSES SKIN LAXITY?
Skin laxity is a consequence of ageing that everyone will face at some point in their life due to the natural ageing process. Besides ageing, there are other factors that can play a part in skin laxity, such as intrinsic and extrinsic factors, genetics, diet, lifestyle, sun exposure, stress, and smoking.
As we age, our body loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin, two key components of the extracellular matrix (ECM) leading to a loss of skin elasticity and resulting in sagging skin.1
Laxness of facial muscles, loss of muscle mass, and fat mass loss are also factors that lead to facial sagging.
VISIBLE SIGNS OF SKIN LAXITY.
Round cheeks fall downward and sink, causing hollowness under the eyes and a tired look.2
As the skin ages, facial expressions can cause deeper wrinkles. A prominent nasolabial fold results from a combination of relaxation and thinning of the facial skin and selective fat deposits lateral to the fold.2
The signs of ageing are clearly visible in the lower third of the face and include the loss of elasticity and descentof fat in the jowl region leading to loss of definition in the lower third of the face, drooping at the corners of the mouth, and jowls appearance.2
Crepey skin is thin and wrinkled skin, that often sags or feels loose. It can show up on the elbows, inside of the arm, neck, chest, legs, back of the hands, and eyelids. 2
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
The sun plays a major role in the premature ageing of our skin.2 Lifestyle also influences the condition of our skin. Aesthetic specialists recommend adopting a healthy lifestyle (drinking less alcohol, exercising most days of the week...) and a skincare routine (cleanse your skin gently, apply a facial moisturizer every day, protect your skin from the sun every day with a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF50...).3
Although time inevitably causes some signs of ageing, advancements in aesthetic technologies and cosmetic techniques offer many tools to combat ageing. If the appearance of loose skin bothers you we encourage you to consult an aesthetic healthcare professional for advice. New non-invasive treatments and procedures are available to tighten your skin offering minimal to no downtime.3
Thermage® monopolar radiofrequency can help improve the appearance of sagging, loose and crepey skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker and younger look.4,5
Tighten your skin from face to body non-invasively.6
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