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Why Is My Skin So Loose?

Why Is My Skin So Loose?

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and wonder when and why your skin got so loose? Many factors, including aging and weight loss, can lead to loose, bagging, or saggy skin. And you don’t need to learn to live with this aspect of your appearance.

At Lasercare Skin Clinic of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Bruce Sanderson and our laser and medical spa team provide effective skin solutions. If you’re distressed by how loose your skin has gotten, contact Dr. Sanderson and learn more about skin-tightening treatments that could improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Causes of loose skin

Aging is the most common cause of loose skin. Why does getting older change the firmness of your skin? It concerns what’s happening under the surface, in your skin’s deep layer.

The deep layer of your skin, known as the dermis, controls the smoothness of your skin’s visible outer layer. Your dermis contains the naturally occurring proteins collagen and elastin. Elastin helps your skin stay elastic, and the collagen layer creates a supportive structure for your skin’s upper layers.

As you get older, collagen and elastin production naturally decrease. Often, your skin’s collagen layer deteriorates so that it doesn’t form the complete, smooth base your skin needs to stay looking taut and fresh. 

This may happen in areas where facial movements cause your skin to form wrinkles repeatedly. And, without fresh elastin, your skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, shows all this damage.

You can also end up dealing with loose skin after significant weight loss, especially if you’re no longer as young as you used to be. When this occurs, stretched-out epidermis layers lack the elastin to “bounce back” and cling tightly to your now-smaller contours.

Skin tightening treatments and therapies

Dr. Sanderson and the Lasercare Skin Clinic team can help no matter why you see loose skin. We recommend skin tightening treatments and therapies that restore firmness to your appearance for effective anti-aging and cosmetic improvement results.

Today’s skin tightening treatments aren’t surgical. And at Lasercare Skin Clinic, we don't typically rely on topical creams. Instead, Dr. Sanderson uses treatments to tap into your body’s regenerative capabilities, stimulating your skin to produce new reserves of elastin and collagen.

Techniques like laser skin tightening with light and radiofrequency and ultrasound energy treatment are minimally invasive and can yield impressive results.

Get results with laser skin tightening

Laser skin tightening treatment targets your skin’s deep layer with heat energy. Dr. Sanderson ensures that your treatment doesn’t harm the outer layers of your skin. Instead, treatment goes through the epidermis to the dermis, heating the tissues to a precise temperature to trigger regeneration.

Your skin tightening treatment doesn’t require any downtime. You may need to shade the treatment area from sun and chemical exposure for a day or so, and it may have some mild redness that fades rapidly. 

Your body cycles through collagen replacement in the weeks after your treatment session. Renewed collagen and elastin production smooth and tighten your skin.

You may need multiple treatment sessions to see the best possible results. If your skin is loose and you’re ready to do something about it, contact Dr. Sanderson and the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.

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