Sagging skin, especially sagging skin on the face, can be extremely upsetting, affecting one’s appearance in undesirable ways. Unfortunately, as we get older sagging or loose skin on the face and elsewhere on the body becomes more and more common. What causes skin laxity and what can be done about it?
What Causes Skin Laxity?
We stretch our skin all the time, many times a day over the course of our lives. When we do, substances in our skin called elastin and collagen work to pull that skin back into its proper place. As we get older, our body produces less collagen, making it hard for our skin to snap back when stretched. The result is sagging facial skin, hand skin, and loose skin in other areas. What can be especially cruel is weight loss, while it may improve your overall body shape and make you healthier, it can leave you with even more skin laxity.
Treatment for Sagging Skin at Glendale Dermatology
To treat skin laxity, our team at Glendale Dermatology employs methods to induce collagen production. By stimulating your body to start producing more collagen again in the targeted areas, we can see meaningful tightening in those areas, giving you a firmer, more youthful look. The methods we commonly use to tighten loose skin are:
- Ultherapy® – This treatment uses ultrasound to boost collagen production and tighten skin.
- ThermiTight® and ThermiSmooth® – These use radiofrequency energy for the same function.
At your consultation, Dr. Brezel will help you determine which of these is the best solution for you.
Tighten Sagging Skin in Queens, NY
Firmer, tighter skin can help you look and feel your best. Our skin tightening methods are non-invasive, requiring no painful cutting or surgery and no downtime. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, fill out and submit the form below.