Skin Laxity: Sagging Skin Causes and Prevention
Our skin treatments improve skin firmness and laxity to help you look as good as you feel!
When you look in the mirror, do you gently pull your skin back, wondering what it would be like to restore the plump, youthful, and firmer visage of yesteryear?
Are you discouraged when you see loose skin lining the contours of your face?
The skin is the largest organ of the body, and as we age, it can lose its firmness, leading to sagging, dull, or crepey skin.
These changes are perhaps most noticeable on our faces, where sagging skin on the face can make us look older and more tired than we feel.
The importance of collagen and elastin
Collagen is the body’s main and most plentiful structural protein. Elastin is also found alongside collagen in the dermis.
As we age, our natural collagen and elastin production starts to slow. Simply put, the natural ageing process can leave our skin looking dull, saggy, and tired – and lacking its former glow.
What if we told you there were treatments available that encouraged your body to activate its collagen supplies to replenish cells that tighten the face and lift the skin? These treatments stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in a firmer, tighter, smoother, and more voluminous complexion.
The key is to treat more than the visible layer of the skin; treatments that penetrate the deeper dermal layers of the face can effectively stimulate collagen production, improve blood flow, and create a firm, plump, and more youthful visage!
What Causes Skin Laxity?
The most common cause of lax skin is the natural ageing process, though there are also a number of other environmental factors and lifestyle choices that can contribute to a sagging and dull visage.
Age may be nothing but a number, but the truth is the natural ageing process is the most common reason why our skin starts to lose its elasticity.
As we age, skin also becomes dryer, thinner and more fragile. Ageing is the main intrinsic factor that affects skin volume and laxity.
Another common culprit that can do a lot of harm to our skin, sun exposure can damage the elastic fibres that keep our skin plump and firm, leading to lax skin that can form fine lines and wrinkles.
Always wear adequate sun protection and ensure physical sunscreen is a part of your daily routine.
Unfortunately, stress can speed up the ageing process and leave us looking (and feeling) dull and worn.
High amounts of the stress hormone cortisol wears down the skin’s natural collagen and elastic, leading to saggy, crepey skin.
Elasticity is the key factor at play here – as you gain and lose significant amounts of weight over an extended period of time, the body tries its hardest to bounce back each time.
However, frequent fluctuations can take their toll on your skin, weakening its elasticity and resulting in looser, saggier skin as well as jowls on the face.
The chemicals in cigarettes (of which there are more than 4000) damage the body’s natural collagen supply and also restrict blood flow to the skin.
Preventing the skin from getting the nutrients it needs, as well as a breakdown of collagen, leaves smokers’ skin looking dull, sagging, and dry. Yet another reason to kick the habit.
Genetics can be responsible for a number of skin conditions, and skin elasticity may be one of them.
However while genetics play their part from the moment we are born, it’s believed that the majority of the factors that influence the way you age come from lifestyle choices and environmental factors.
How to Tighten Sagging Skin on the Face
Vitality is pleased to introduce you to three of the most popular treatments designed to improve skin laxity.
These non-invasive treatments are scientifically proven to stimulate collagen regrowth and improve skin texture.
The purpose of this medical-grade treatment is to stimulate collagen production for smoother and firmer skin texture. Simultaneously it can help reduce fine lines and acne scars.
Enjoy a more toned complexion with precise micro-mechanical skin remodeling with the only FDA cleared device, SkinPen skin needling treatment from Vitality.
Clinical skin peels encourage the regeneration of new cell growth which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and plump the skin, and create an overall rejuvenated, fresh, and youthful appearance. We offer a range of peels; speak to us today about your skin concerns to determine the treatment best suited to you.
Boost collagen production and improve the texture and elasticity of the sensitive skin on your face with scientifically proven laser therapy treatments including Laser Genesis and Ultraformer 3.
These non-invasive treatments are painless and result in zero downtime – so they’re easy enough to book even during your lunch break!
What else can I do to improve skin texture and laxity?
Much of it comes down to what you’re putting into your body: a nutritious and balanced diet ensures you get the nutrients you need to function at your best and glow from the inside out.
That means upping your intake of fruits and vegetables, healthy fatty acids like fish and avocado, and antioxidants like green tea.
Additionally, water is critical to flush toxins from the body and keep skin and organs healthy. Consider reducing your alcohol intake, too, to avoid dehydrated skin and the risk of red veins on the face.