The Causes of Skin laxity
There are a number of causes of skin laxity. Ageing and photoaging sees a loss of skin elasticity and collagen strength. This is accompanied by changes in facial fat including loss of key deep lifting fat pads with accumulation in unwanted areas. Ageing is also loss or reduction of the face and neck supporting bone structure and loosening of fascia. This results in drooping of the skin along with some areas of bulging such as the jowls and double chin. Some medical conditions and medications can also cause the loss of facial supporting fat.
Treatments or treatment combinations that target the multiple causes of skin laxity and bulging skin areas will give the best natural results.
Often a combination treatment will work best for skin tightening and lifting.
Starting early (pre-‘juvenation’) can also be helpful.
For more severe sagging a surgical face and neck lift should be considered.
Remember it can take 6 months to see full benefits after these procedures. Skin tightening or lifting often works best when combined with deep structural dermal filler injection and/or when a biostimulatory filler is utilized.
Skin Tightening Treatments
Our favourite Skin Tightening treatments all work to both produce immediate collagen contraction (‘coagulation’) followed by a delayed stimulation and remodelling of both collagen and elastin in key skin layers to address the changes seen with skin ageing. Our skin tightening treatments include:
Both Ultraformer MPT and Radiofrequency can be delivered with relatively little downtime.