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What Causes Sagging Skin/Skin Laxity Treatments

By: Medical Aesthetics and Laser | Published 04/27/2022

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Out of the broad range of aesthetic concerns, skin laxity is one we treat quite often. As one of the most common signs of aging, it affects pretty much everybody! Keep reading to learn what exactly it is and how we provide skin laxity treatments!

As the premier provider of skin laxity treatments in The Woodlands, Medical Aesthetics & Laser offers expert aesthetic care in a friendly and discreet environment. 

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS SKIN LAXITY?
Simply put, skin laxity is sagging skin. It is a common sign of aging, but it can affect confidence and lower self esteem.

WHAT CAUSES SKIN LAXITY?
Two major components of our skin are collagen and elastin. Think of collagen like a framework for the skin that keeps it firm. Elastin gives that framework flexibility and elasticity. 

As we age, the production of collagen and elastin naturally slows down. These production decreases can be exacerbated by smoking, poor diet, and environmental factors such as sun exposure. 

As we lose the components that keep our skin firm and smooth, wrinkles form and skin begins to sag, increasing visibility of the skeletal structure.

WHAT AREAS DOES IT AFFECT?
Skin laxity mostly affects the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decolleté 
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Jowls 

PREVENTION
Effective anti-aging efforts are typically lifestyle choices. The younger you start applying these efforts, the better, but it’s never too late to add these habits to your routine! 

  • Wear sunscreen every. single. day! 
  • Moisturize your face and neck
  • Practice safe sun exposure
  • Drink lots and lots of water
  • Exercise and stretch often
  • Take vitamins and supplements that support healthy skin

SKIN LAXITY TREATMENT
Regardless of how healthy your habits are throughout our life, the natural aging process takes its toll on the skin. If you’ve started to notice signs of aging skin like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, take a look at our recommended skin laxity treatments:

ULTHERAPY
Also known as the non-surgical facelift in The Woodlands, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into the skin and promote new skin cell growth. Essentially it tricks the body into growing new, tighter skin!

RF MICRONEEDLING
Using tiny micro needles that penetrate the skin, doctors release radiofrequency (that’s what the RF stands for) energy deep into the skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, which in turn creates plumper, tighter skin!

DERMAL FILLERS
Our expert injectors strategically place dermal fillers to fill and contour the cheeks and neck and correct other concerns such as crow’s feet, thinning lips, and laugh lines. All the dermal fillers we use at Medical Aesthetics & Laser are FDA approved to fight aging concerns!

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH US!
So now that you know exactly what it is, are you ready to to undergo skin laxity treatments? Medical Aesthetics & Laser can help! Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your skin’s unique needs and the ways we can accomplish your desired results! We’d love to hear from you!

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