Skin Laxity

Causes of Skin Laxity

  • Collagen and Elastin Depletion: Ageing leads to a natural decline in collagen and elastin production, essential proteins that provide structure and elasticity to the skin.

  • Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays accelerates collagen breakdown, contributing to premature aging and skin laxity.

  • Genetic Factors: Genetics play a role in determining the rate at which the skin ages and loses its firmness.

  • Smoking: Tobacco smoke contains harmful chemicals that accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, leading to increased skin laxity.

  • Weight Fluctuations: Rapid weight gain and loss can stretch the skin, resulting in a loss of elasticity and contributing to laxity.

  • Lifestyle Choices: Poor skincare habits, inadequate hydration, and an unhealthy diet can impact skin health and contribute to laxity.
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Effective Treatments for Skin Laxity

  • Microneedling: Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and can improve the texture and quality of the skin. This can further be enhanced using exosomes.

  • Polynucleotides: At the forefront of regenerative medicine, this novel injectable contains fragments of DNA which act as messenger signals on skin to trigger cell regeneration. It harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms to rejuvenate the skin and can help improve skin quality and laxity.

  • Skin booster: Dr Sarah offers both Profhilo and Sunekos, which are essentially injectable moisturisers to rejuvenate the skin and improve skin quality and laxity. They also stimulate the body to produce more of its own collagen and elastin.

  • Medical Grade Skincare: A comprehensive skincare routine that includes a personalised programme of actives and sunscreen can help maintain skin health and improve skin laxity. Dr Sarah can guide you to a wide variety of carefully curated skincare brands including Alumier, SkinBetter and Neostrata to get the best out of your skin.

  • Dermal Fillers: Dr Sarah only uses hyaluronic acid based injectable fillers, to restore volume to areas affected by wrinkles, providing a smoother and more youthful appearance.