Skin laxity refers to loose and sagging skin. Facial skin laxity is common in areas like eyelids, eyebrows, jowls and the chin while body laxity commonly happens around the arms, legs, stomach and buttocks area. Loose skin can be caused by several reasons such as extreme weight loss, pregnancy or merely ageing.
As you age, your skin loses its tautness and flexibility due to the lack of collagen and elastin production in the skin. With the lack of collagen, the skin gradually becomes looser and looser and eventually causes a dropping effect on the face and body. This also leads to other side effects like fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.
While ageing is the main culprit for skin laxity, pregnancy and weight loss also contribute to the appearance of saggy skin. With pregnancy post-pregnancy and weight loss, it is common to gain weight as you are eating for 2. The fats under your skin thin down and stretch the ligaments which cause them to lose their shape and adds to the droopiness around the body, mostly around the stomach.
With rapid weight loss, carrying extra weight for a prolonged period of time can damage the collagen and elastin fibres in your skin. This makes it harder for the skin to bounce back to the taut skin when you lose weight. The more weight you lose, the more significant saggy skin may be. The quicker you lose this volume, the less time you give your skin to recover, leading to facial appearance.
Saggy skin is a normal sign of ageing. It can add to your weight and appearance. If you are bothered by this, there are treatments out there to help you regain the youthful skin you once had.
In order to treat these skin issues, the production of collagen needs to be amped up to help tighten the skin. At Nuffield Therapeutics, we have a variety of skin tightening options with a series of treatments.
For the loose skin on the face, we recommend our Neck Lift Treatment which is a board-certified skin tightening procedure that helps to stimulate collagen production in the layer of the skin, resulting in tighter skin. With the scientifically proven technology we use, visible results can be seen in just 1 treatment. If you are looking for a safe and effective way to lift and tighten your face, this is the way to go! Click here to read more about our Neck Lift Treatment.
If you are looking to reduce the loose skin around your body, we recommend our Full Body Contouring treatment. Read more about this treatment here.