Skin Laxity: Why it Degrades and What to do about it

skin laxityWhen we are younger, our primary dermatologic concern may be how to avoid a sunburn or how to get rid of stubborn acne. These are important issues, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. With age, we face a number of other concerns; issues that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We’re talking about changes that bring out the spots that have lurked beneath the surface for years, and the sagging skin we thought only affected Grandma. If you are currently dealing with the issue of loose, aging skin, we can help. Let’s look at a few of the ways you can promote smoothness.

Skin Care

Sure, there are multiple ways that the skin can be tightened. A quick visit to your plastic surgeon may be all it takes to bring back a much younger version of yourself. But what if you’re not at that point yet? What if you’d like to push the need for surgery into the distant future? The way you can do it is with skin care. The earlier that you begin a good skin care regimen with quality products meant to nourish and correct your unique concerns, the better. We carry two professional grade product lines and are happy to help you choose the products that are right for you.

Collagen Stimulation

One of the primary reasons that our skin changes with age is because there is little collagen rebuilding going on beneath the surface. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its firmness. Sun exposure and other factors cause these intricate fibers to break down, like a frayed rope. When this happens, the skin is no longer held up as well as it used to be. Many of the professional treatments that are popular today work by remodeling the collagen that has begun to deteriorate.

  • Chemical peels are known for their exfoliating power, but they are also a great addition to your normal skin care routine if you want to stimulate collagen production on an ongoing basis.
  • Our photorejuvenation services also act on the collagen-producing cells, encouraging action that proliferates the protein needed to support smooth skin.

Wherever you are with your skin, we are right beside you to bring out your inner beauty. Call 212-391-8600.

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