Skin Laxity


Skin naturally becomes loose as an individual ages. But apart from aging, skin laxity can also result from a number of factors. Sagging skin can detract from an individual’s appearance or make an individual appear older than they really are.


What Causes It?


The skin loses two important proteins during the ageing process. These proteins are collagen, nicknamed the “building blocks” of the skin, and elastin, responsible for the skin’s elasticity.


Other factors can further influence skin laxity, such as:

  • Exposure to the sun

  • Free radicals, damaged oxygen molecules

  • Exposure to toxins and pollutants

  • Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking

  • A poor diet, especially one with excessive sugar


What You Can Do


While the aging process cannot be reversed, an individual can deal with extrinsic aging by making necessary lifestyle changes. These include avoiding unnecessary sun exposure, cutting down on smoking and drinking, and eating a balanced diet that contains antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Anti-aging products that contain retinoids and Vitamin C can help lessen wrinkles as well.


For expert solutions, our dermatologists at Skin MD can help you choose from our selection of anti-aging treatments, including Refirme Skin Tightening. This procedure uses bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light to boost collagen production, leading to more supple and youthful skin. Find out if Refirme is the treatment for you by scheduling a consultation with us today.


Look Younger with Firm and Supple Skin

If age is just a number, then skin laxity is simply a treatable condition. Let our dermatologists help you find the right skin treatment so you can achieve a timeless look.