Does skin laxity on your face make you feel frustrated? When you see sagging skin on your arms or on your body, does it make you dislike the way you look? If so, there’s nothing wrong with admitting it. Very few people are happy with the way that the aging process affects them. Something that’s challenging about growing older is that even though every one of us knows that the aging process will eventually overtake us, it’s something that we think will happen in the distant future. Before we know it, that distance future is here now.
The speed at which a person ages and the speed at which a person develops loose skin is going to vary. Things like genetics, lifestyle, the amount of time you spend in the sun, and stress can all play a role. Even people who follow a very strict workout regimen and who are very healthy still cannot avoid loose skin.
One of the reasons why your skin gets loose as you get older is because your body produces less collagen and less elastin. These are two essential components to skin elasticity. When these components are no longer produced as they should be, your skin starts to sag.
You’ve likely heard a lot about collagen and elastin as you’ve done your research on skin laxity. Collagen is a protein that is the base for the connective tissues in your body. Collagen is basically the building block that your skin needs in order to grow. Elastin is a protein that gives your skin it’s stretch. Your skin requires a sufficient amount of elastin and collagen to keep your face and body tight. Elastin and collagen are proteins that are built in the dermis of your skin.
Your body produces less elastin and less collagen as you get older, but this is not the only reason for skin laxity. Remember, outside sources also have an impact on the way your skin works. So if you’re in the sun a lot, the collagen and elastin that your body is producing is being destroyed faster than it can be replicated. This is why things that we do in our day-to-day life can have a negative impact on the health of our skin.
While you can do things to control the external causes of collagen and elastin destruction, there is very little that you can do to control the internal factors. Once you hit a certain age, your body starts to create one percent less collagen on an annual basis. Couple that with changes in your sweat glands and oil glands and it’s understandable why your skin becomes wrinkly and becomes lax.
This does not mean that there is nothing that you can do to make your skin look the way you want it to. There are a number of procedures that are specifically designed to treat skin laxity. One of the most popular procedures of this type is the LPG Mobilift. This state-of-the-art procedure has produced phenomenal results for men and women who are concerned about the way aging is affecting their appearance.
If you want to do something about skin laxity, learning more about the LPG Mobilift is a good idea. Talk to our team at Vimi Medi Spa to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Markham or Scarborough!