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Skin Laxity

Skin Laxity

Why does skin laxity occur?

At the ages of 16-21, the body has an abundant amount of elastin and collagen which are considered building blocks of the skin. Through time, there is a natural degradation of collagen and elastin which is part of the aging process.

What factors cause degradation?

Disease, exposure to UV radiation and smoking are the main factors that accelerate the loss of collagen in addition to natural aging. Other factors may include, hormonal, genetic, skin care, exercise, health, and nutrition.

How do I notice a loss of collagen and elastin?

The first observable indication of collagen and elastin loss is wrinkles. The loss creates less elasticity, firmness, and bounce to our skin. In other words, the skin is thinning out.

The second indication is our skull is always changing. For example, the jaw line or gonial angle changes, the tip of the nose retrudes inward and you may notice the side of your face, or the temples are deeper than before. The skin tissues that cover the skull has to go somewhere, so because gravity is present, they sag downward.

What can I do to limit collagen and elastin loss therefore affecting skin laxity?

We stress good sun protection, SPF 30+ on a daily basis in addition to hats and sunglasses. Another recommendation is through interventions that stimulate collagen and elastin.

  1. Microneedling
    a.k.a. Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT. This procedure generates a controlled trauma to your skin, whereby, improving your skin structure, texture, and tone. By using a StemFacial Matrix solution during the microneedling treatment and continuing care for 3-5 days after with a duo treatment accelerates the healing process.
  2. Polydioxanone or PDO threads
    These threads are placed in your skin to create improvement of your fine lines and wrinkles. When the PDO threads break down and dissolve, then your body will create collagen and elastin.
  3. Biostimulation
    Biostimulators are compounds that are injected into the deep layer of the skin called the dermis. Unlike dermal fillers which simply inject volume, biostimulators work by stimulating new tissue growth, helping the skin to naturally produce its own volume. Injecting a biostimulator in your skin will stimulate your own collagen and elastin.

What is the most cost-effective way for skin laxity prevention?

At Enrichment Skin Solutions, we promote the importance of skin care products especially quality products that will enhance your skin care journey; however, we believe in using a combination of these interventions to give the best results. Please contact us so we can schedule a consultation for the best intervention for you!