Skin Laxity is something we will all experience as we age regardless of how much we work out or how healthy we eat. There are environmental factors that can play a part in skin laxity as well such as pollution and sun exposure. Maintaining tight, youthful looking skin depends on how much collagen and elastin we hold on to, which are two components of the deep layer of the skin called the dermis.
Causes of Skin Laxity
As we age we begin to lose these two vital components, elastin and collagen so our skin begins to lose elasticity resulting in loose or sagging skin.
Symptoms & Diagnosis of Skin Laxity
Many people notice signs of aging when skin begins to sag around the face and neck. Laser skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery times. The most successful laser skin tightening candidates experience permanent results as the collagen under their skin is regenerated, producing a more youthful complexion.
Treatments for Skin Laxity
Thermage: Radio Frequency requires no incisions, so patients do not suffer from bruising, bleeding, or lengthy recovery periods. This method of mono polar radio frequency heats the collagen under the surface of the skin, causing the collagen to contract, thus tightening facial skin and loose skin on the neck, arms, and body.
Reaction: Reaction’s Skin Tightening procedure utilizes BiPolar Radio Frequency energy to stimulate existing collagen and elastin fibers, enhance collagen secretion, and improve skin’s elasticity over time. From the very first treatment, collagen fibers are contracted, giving an immediate firmed and tightened appearance.
BioFacial/Microneedling: Microneedling creates a controlled injury to the skin causing your body’s cells to stimulate collagen. This process causes a tightening to the skin giving your elasticity significant improvement.
Co2: The CO2 laser vaporizes tissue and causes collagen remodeling, which give tightening and significant wrinkle reduction.
Sculptra: Sculptra is Poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra is used to stimulate collagen production to increase the volume in your face giving you a more youthful appearance.
Fraxel: Fraxel laser can be used for correcting pigmentation caused from sun damage, a skin condition known as melasma, and is FDA approved for the treatment of Actinic Keratosis. It can also be used to treat acne scarring, and facial tightening (fine lines / wrinkles)