Skin Laxity | Vancouver & Surrey BC

Skin Laxity

As we get older, our skin begins to change, losing the tight, bouncy quality it had in our younger years. As the skin quality decreases, gravity works to pull the tissue downward, leading to sagging, loose skin. On our faces, skin laxity usually appears as bags under the eyes, jowls, and wrinkles. Skin laxity is also common on the body, often where the skin has been stretched, like during pregnancy or after weight fluctuations.

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What Causes Skin Laxity?

Skin laxity is an inevitable part of aging, and everyone will eventually experience its effects. This is due to the natural breakdown of the proteins collagen and elastin in our skin. These proteins are key components of our skin’s firmness and structure, and they give our skin the ability to bounce back into place after it has been stretched.

As we age, collagen and elastin start to break down more quickly, but they are not actively replaced by the body. Over time, our skin loses its resiliency and becomes more vulnerable to gravity and stretching. As we get older, this is noticed most in areas such as the undereyes, nasolabial folds, jowls and neck.

While aging is unavoidable, there are other external factors that can influence the firmness of our skin and contribute to premature skin aging, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Diet
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Lifestyle (excessive smoking or drinking)
  • Stress

Skin Laxity Treatment at Shine MD

Many of the research-based treatments offered at Shine MD can visibly improve skin laxity and prevent the effects of future skin aging. Multiple options are available depending on your skin care goals, timeline, lifestyle, and budget. Our clinicians will answer all of your questions and help you formulate a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our skin laxity treatment options and find out which treatment is right for you.

We offer the following treatments for skin laxity:

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