Skin Laxity: Causes & Treatments

What Is Skin Laxity?

Skin laxity is a condition when the tightness of your skin relaxes and wrinkles begin to form. This can happen in many areas on the body, but it is more noticeable in the thinnest and most fragile skin areas of the face. Eyebrows, eyelids, under the eyes, neck, forehead – both men and women patients need the most work done in these areas, as they are very visible to others.

What Causes Skin Laxity?

Gravity is the biggest factor for skin laxity. Over time, skin loses its elasticity and begins to naturally droop downward from the skeleton and muscle tissue. Oftentimes, sagging and skin laxity comes with the natural aging process and even diet and exercise can not improve elasticity.

Effective Treatment Options

There are a variety of useful treatment options for skin laxity and sagging. The most popular from today’s modern methods are non-surgical laser devices that use energy (radio waves, heat, ultrasound, etc) to heat the deeper layers of the skin such as Refresh's NIR laser. This stimulates collagen growth and production and improves laxity without the need for surgery. Results for these types of treatments can be seen just days after the procedure and will improve over the following months.

For more information concerning our skin laxity treatments options, or to speak to one of our staff about your unique condition, please contact Refresh at 215-968-3057.