Skin Laxity – What you need to know.

Skin laxity is a hot topic at the moment. Knowledge is power so we’re going to tell you what you need to know about it.

What is Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is a condition that occurs when your skin loses elasticity and firmness. This can happen naturally as you get older, or it can be caused by facial filler treatments. Skin laxity can affect the face, neck and body and make you look older than you really are. In this article we’ll discuss what causes skin laxity, how to treat it, and what signs and symptoms to watch out for when considering a treatment plan.

Skin Laxity

What causes Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is caused by a combination of genetics, diet and lifestyle choices, sun exposure, exercise level and stress levels. We’ll look at each of these in more detail below.

  • Genetics: The main factor in skin laxity is ageing. As we age our collagen production slows down and our elastin production stops completely which results in sagging skin tissue. This process occurs naturally over time – it’s not something that can be avoided but there are things you can do to slow down its progress.
  • Diet: Your genes also have a big impact on how quickly your body produces collagen so if you have family members who have had issues with loose skin then this could also be an issue for you too! A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables will help keep your skin healthy but unfortunately, there isn’t much research available on exactly what foods cause or prevent sagging so this isn’t something anyone can really control unless they plan on becoming vegetarian!

What are the signs & symptoms of Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is the result of tissues that have lost their ability to contract and stretch effectively. As we have discussed, this can be caused by the ageing process, genetics, diet, lifestyle and habits (such as smoking or drinking), and environmental factors like sun exposure and exercise level.

The signs and symptoms of skin laxity may include:

  • Loose crepe-like skin on your face or body
  • Crepey texture in facial areas such as cheeks, mouth, neck area (“jowls”) or under arms
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Can you prevent Skin Laxity?

While the causes of skin laxity are still somewhat unclear, there are things you can do to prevent it. If you’re worried about getting wrinkles too early in life, be sure to wear sunscreen every day and protect your skin from UV rays with clothing or hats when outdoors. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes because they lead to premature aging of the skin.

Treating Skin Laxity

There are many treatments available nowadays that help reduces signs of ageing. At Refine Clinic,  we offer Anti-wrinkle treatments, Filler treatments, Thread Lifting, Hydroboosters (including Profhilo), PRP treatments and peels.

For information on these treatments click here

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