Skin Laxity

Increased skin laxity or sagging skin often referred to as crepey skin is a normal process of ageing.  Loss of collagen and elastin from the dermis starts occurring from our early 20's. 

By the time we are 50 years old most of us will have lost approximately 30 per cent of the collagen and elastin.  This leads to increased skin laxity so that it does not bounce back as easily as it once did. 

Increased skin laxity will lead to fine lines and wrinkles, the development of what we call the jowls and prominent marionette lines ( the lines or shadows from the corner of our mouth to our jaw). 

All these changes to the skin of the face cause us to look older. 

There are many treatments that can help restore some of the skins elasticity and reduce these signs of ageing.  Medical grade skin care is always a good start and in particular a good Retinol used on a daily basis can help restore collagen. 

Treatments that induce collagen production and those treatments that tighten the skin such as the Diamond Polar that uses radiofrequency have been shown to improve the overall appearance of sagging skin.  Usually a slight improvement is seen after one treatment but multiple treatments are usually required and best results are seen after a few months once collagen has been made. 

As with most things in the cosmetic industry prevention is better than the cure. We  recommend that you use a daily sunscreen, avoid any sun exposure and avoid smoking in order to limit any further damage to the skin. 

The doctors will advise on the best course of treatments depending on the condition of your skin.  Treatments that induce collagen can be started in your 20's and 30's.

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