Loose Skin

Loose skin is a natural consequence of aging, and it also occurs when you have lost significant weight.

Loose Skin From Aging

As the body ages, your skin produces less collagen, which is what keeps the skin tight and young looking. Less collagen means your skin loses its tightness, and leaves you with undesired loose skin.

Your body will also eventually produce less of the protein elastin. As the name indicates, this is what helps your skin stretch and bounce back, like an elastic. The sagging skin comes from the body losing its ability to recover from skin stretching.

Skin also thins as you age. The epidermis might be 8 or 10 cell layers thick in your youth and half that in later years. The dermis also thins with advancing years.

Also, you might be aging your skin prematurely if you're spending time in the sun without sunscreen. The sun's ultraviolet radiation can speed up the rate at which your skin loses its elastin and collagen. This is sometimes called photoaging and can also cause loose skin, among other skin problems.

Smoking and stress also take their toll.

Loose Skin From Weight Loss.

It's the part of weight loss they never tell you about. You work hard to drop a substantial amount of weight, only to find there's loose skin left over when you're done.

Treating Loose Skin*

 
The Accent and Pellevé Radio Frequency

Accent and Pellevé are radiofrequency devices that use harmless radio waves tighten skin, shrink fat cells, and boost circulation.*

Radio waves induce electrical current. Collagen resists the flow, which creates heat. Collagen tightens up, while collagen production rises.*

 

Micro-needling

Micro-needling remodels skin, adding elastin and collagen. Thousands of tiny needle punctures are made. These microscopic wounds trigger the body's healing response resulting in improvement in skin tightness, texture, and lines.* Several sessions are required (3-6) depending on the severity of the problem. Treatments are generally very well tolerated.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injected to "fill" any part of the face. This helps to disguise loose skin.

Most procedures take about half an hour, and the effects of dermal fillers can be seen immediately following the first treatment. The duration of benefit depends on the substance used, the area injected, and the person injected, and can range from 9-18 months.*

Sculptra

In Sculptra treatments, poly-L-lactic acid is injected. This acid occurs naturally in the body and is what leads to muscles feeling fatigued. It induces collagen formation, so the filling effect is from your own collagen.*

Three 30 minute treatments are usually needed. You can still enjoy its effects after an amazing 3-4 years!*

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your loose skin today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.

*Results may vary.

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