Skin Laxity Treatments London Bridge
Skin laxity, or loose, sagging skin is a common condition. It becomes more prominent as we age. It is inevitable that you will experience skin laxity at some point in your life. The question is, what can you do about it?
What causes skin laxity?
Age-related skin laxity is caused by the loss of two vital proteins, collagen and elastin, within the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis. A lessening of elastin causes a reduction in skin elasticity. A reduction of collagen causes a general breakdown of the skin’s structure. Why exactly collagen and elastin production becomes lesser as we age is not widely known as other factors most probably come into play, such as lifestyle choices, sun exposure and both internal and external pollutants.
Common areas of skin laxity
- Upper arms
Skin laxity treatments
The key objective of non-invasive skin laxity treatments is to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. There are a few treatments that can do this, depending on the location of the skin laxity itself.
One treatment that is becoming more popular is a skin booster treatment, sometimes also termed a bio-remodeler treatment.
The treatment involves a thinner, sometimes modified version of traditional hyaluronic acid, a biocompatible substance that occurs naturally in the body. Small amounts of the skin booster are injected at precise points in the skin. These treatments have a dual purpose, to increase skin hydration and thus volume, and the stimulation of the production of new collagen and elastin. Read more about skin boosters here.
Another popular treatment we offer for skin laxity is microneedling. Microneedling is another effective treatment for collagen and elastin stimulation but works in a different way. Microneedling is sometimes also known as collagen induction therapy and uses the process of microdamage to stimulate the skin to produce more of the desired proteins. (read about microneedling here).
Both of the above treatments have additional benefits. A reduction in the appearance of fine lines is one and a smoother skin texture is another.
Which treatment we suggest will depend on a combination of factors: The location of the skin laxity itself, its extent, the condition of your skin, and our expertise in deciding exactly what is going to give you the results you desire.
Our knowledge is based on helping 1000’s of patients with loose skin and other skin related conditions. All of the treatments we perform are tried and tested with a long history of safe use.
Non-invasive treatments are a viable alternative to facelift surgery, but without the downtime, expense, and all the other things that go against going under the knife.
If you have lax saggy skin and want to know more about the treatments we offer in clinic please feel free to get in touch. We will be happy to discuss your concerns with you and we strive to offer you the most effective solutions, for any skin concern.
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Dr Bhavjit Kaur
Dr Bhavjit Kaur is an Aesthetic Physician, with over 27 years of clinical experience. She is a postgraduate in Pathology, Biomedical sciences, DRCOG, DFSRH and Cosmetic Medicine.