What is skin laxity?
What causes Skin Laxity?
Environmental stress on elastin and collagen fibers in the skin can cause laxity. Sun exposure, poor dietary habits and stress are also factors. As we age, laxity worsens. Gravity also plays a huge role in pulling looser skin in a downward direction. When the skin becomes so loose it hangs.
Laxity of the skin can occur anywhere on the body. Lax skin is often the most noticeable on the face, but may also be prevalent on the jawline, neck, hands, abdomen, and thighs. Skin laxity affects targeted areas by increasing fine, crinkly lines and wrinkles, causing puffiness and bags under the eyes. This condition can exacerbate the appearance of age and detract from one’s natural beauty.
Although skin laxity is normal and inevitable part of the aging process but there are things you can do to prevent skin laxity from occurring. There are a few effective treatments that can tighten lax skin or add volume, and the sooner you act the more you will prevent further laxity from occurring.
Prevention can reduce the likelihood of having gone under surgeries to correct the laxity, but instead able to use non-surgical options to correct the problems.