What is Skin Laxity?
As we age, we begin to notice droopy tired eyes, deeper nasolabial folds, “jowls’ and loss of jawline contour.
Our face ages more “medially” or into the “middle”.
This laxity is not limited to the face. The neck becomes “crepey” in appearance. The skin on the hands,arms,knees lose firmness and our tummy becomes “soft”.
Breakdown of elastin, a protein in our tissues that has the actual property of being elastic. It allows for tissues in the body to “snap-back” to their original shape after being stretched or contracted.
As we age, these elastic fibres become loose and saggy and they need to be “remodelled” with topical products and heat/light treatments.
Pregnancy, weight fluctuations can cause the skin to lose its firm, taut look and become “saggy”.