Best Treatment for Skin Laxity (Face or Body)
Loose skin, or skin laxity, can occur anywhere on the body including the face, jawline, neck, abdomen, and hands. It results when there is a breakdown of collagen and elastin – the key components that retain the skin’s firmness and resiliency.
On the body, skin laxity may be noticed after pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Age-related facial skin laxity tends to occur in the lower face, as one begins to notice sagging or “jowls”, and loss of jawline definition.
Breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin is caused by sun exposure, diet, lifestyle, smoking, natural aging, or genetics. In the aging face, there is also shrinking and shifting of the fat pads, and a decrease in bone density, which causes the overlying skin to descend.