What It Is
Skin laxity refers to the loose skin that forms on your body as a result of the natural ageing process. It is something that everyone will unfortunately face at some point in their lives, however, there are many ways to delay this and even improve on the loose skin that may have already formed.
There are various surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments that can be recommended by our specialists at La Fuente to help reduce and remove the visibility of lax skin. These can range from laser treatment to adjusting your diet and exercise routine.
Why It Happens
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body? As we age, we naturally produce less collagen and elastin – unfortunately, as these two key components in the maintenance of a younger-looking complexion start to dwindle, our body tends to lose its elasticity, resulting in the loose or sagging skin that we try so hard to avoid. Much like other organs, the health of your skin is also affected by a plethora of other external factors. These include the weather, the environment you live in, your diet and nutrient intake and lifestyle choices such as smoking.
How it can be treated
The products that you choose to apply to your skin can have a huge influence on your overall skin health. Opting for medical-grade skin products as an alternative to those you acquire over-the-counter is definitely a good place to start on your skincare journey. However, if loose skin and wrinkles are already a major concern of yours, then you might want to consider more advanced treatment options like Laser Resurfacing. This treatment works by utilising thermal energy to destroy unwanted skin cells – this allows them to regenerate and leave the target areas of skin healthier and brighter.
More La Fuente Conditions
Pigmentation and Sun Damage
Pigmentation is another term used to describe colour and, as such, skin pigmentation disorders describe the conditions that affect the colour of your skin.
Stretch marks are a common skin complaint and famously appear on the abdomen, legs, chest, buttocks and back
Volume loss describes the natural process of the facial skin becoming thinner and less supple over time.
Dry skin is a loose term for an extremely common condition that often results in cracked and itchy skin – this can also sometimes be accompanied by spells of redness.