Skin Laxity
Causes and treatments

Skin laxity occurs when the skin loses its ability to bounce back after being stretched or pulled, often accompanied by the presence of lines and wrinkles. While it’s a natural part of ageing, factors such as excessive sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol consumption, and smoking can expedite its progression, impacting self-confidence and self-esteem. Dr Bravis offers advanced treatments and medical-grade skincare to help restore skin laxity and improve overall signs of ageing.

Symptoms and causes

Loose and less elastic skin affects individuals as they age, leading to a loss of firmness, strength, and elasticity. Lifestyle choices and genetic predispositions can accelerate skin laxity, particularly in the neck and facial regions.

  • Loss of firmness and elasticity
  • Presence of lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin, particularly in the neck and facial areas

How we help to restore sagging skin in Thames Ditton

While skin laxity is a natural part of ageing, there are treatments that can help to delay its progression and maintain skin health. At Thames, we offer a full range of advanced treatments including:

  • PDO COG Thread Lift: Lifts sagging skin, tightens facial contours, and rejuvenates skin laxity effectively.
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU): Delivers focused ultrasound energy to the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening loose skin.
  • Plex-R Plasma Therapy: Tightens skin, improves elasticity, and reduces skin laxity effectively.
  • HarmonyCA Hybrid Regenerative treatment: Boosts collagen and elastin production, restoring skin firmness, and improving skin laxity effectively.
  • Dermal Fillers: Restores volume, lifts sagging skin, and improves skin laxity, providing a more youthful facial contour.
  • Medical-grade skincare products: Firms and tightens skin, improves elasticity, and reduces skin laxity for a more lifted appearance.
  • Radio Frequency Micro-needling: Stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, leading to collagen production and tighter, firmer skin.
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections: Targets dynamic wrinkles by relaxing underlying muscles, smoothing out the skin’s surface.
  • Skin Boosters: Hydrates and revitalises the skin, improving overall tone and texture.
  • Fillers: Restores volume and structure to sagging areas, lifting and contouring the face.

When to seek treatment?

If you’re experiencing skin laxity and signs of ageing that impact your confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr Bravis. She will thoroughly assess your skin and create a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your unique concerns.

Founder and Principal Dentist, Dr Theodora Bravis, smiling in her clinic room at Thames Dental & Skin, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can ZO Skin Health Help with Skin Laxity?

ZO Skin Health products are formulated to address signs of ageing by targeting both visible signs and key triggers at every phase. Using high-quality active ingredients like retinoids, vitamin E, vitamin C, niacinamide, glycolic acid, and lactic acid, ZO Skin Health products can tighten and firm the skin, improve texture, repair the skin barrier, and restore a youthful appearance.

Can Skin Laxity Be Prevented?

While skin laxity is a natural part of ageing, there are steps individuals can take to delay its progression and maintain skin health:

  • Use SPF daily to protect against UV damage, a major contributor to skin ageing.
  • Maintain a medical skincare routine with antioxidants to combat free radical damage.
  • Incorporate active ingredients like growth factors and retinoids to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle with a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, while staying hydrated and limiting alcohol consumption.
  • Quit smoking to reduce collagen and elastin breakdown and slow the ageing process.

Ready to book a skin consultation?

Whether you're seeking to reverse the signs of ageing, enhance your appearance, or maintain your skin's health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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