Causes of Loose Skin
Loose skin usually comes from dramatic weight loss from pregnancy or obesity. Depending on the age and size of the person, skin stretched taut might take longer time to shift back to its original form. Here are some common causes of loose skin:
Collagen and elastin is an essential part of keeping skin firm and youthful. As we age, the production of these 2 components reduces and as a direct result, skin becomes “loose” and it starts to sag.
Sun exposure can affect your elasticity and collagen production, too, but at a faster rate than aging. Sun damage caused by UVA/UVB radiation can affect your skin’s DNA and mutate it, leading to premature cellular death. This breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin.
When you lose large amounts of weight in a short time such as a pregnancy, it can lead to the loss of volume in your skin. This refers to the thinning of the fatty layer beneath your skin and stretching of ligaments. The quicker you lose this volume, the less amount of time you give your skin to recover, leading to sagging loose skin.
The nicotine in cigarettes can narrow the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin. Due to this, the blood flow in your skin is disrupted which can lead to less oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Without the natural nutrients, your skin cells die (similar to sun exposure), reducing the production of collagen and elastin in your body.
A non-invasive fat reduction treatment where fats are frozen without harming the skin or other tissues. Over time, said fats naturally die and are metabolised by the lymphatic system.
Liftera Advance HIFU
A dual-type HIFU device that is effective for strengthening the skin and body such as face lifting, skin tightening, body shaping and line correction.
A 100% pure HA-based, chemical stabiliser-free product injected into a few Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) on each side of the patient’s face to treat aging and sagging skin. Profhilo may also be used for the abdominal and neck area. There are 10 BAP injection points for neck, and 20 BAP injection points for the abdomen to provide efficient tightening.
Joyre Medical & Aesthetics Clinic offers a variety of firming treatments that can help tighten loose skin. Make an appointment with us today to find out the best way to get rid of your excess skin and embrace the new and glamorous you.