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Best Treatment for Skin Laxity (Face or Body)

Skin laxity occurs when the skin loses its firmness and structure and becomes loose and starts to sag. Primarily, skin laxity occurs due to aging. As you grow older, collagen and elastin, the key components that retain the skin’s firmness and resiliency, are broken down at a more rapid pace and are no longer actively replenished by the body. Premature skin aging can also be triggered and accelerated by other contributing factors, such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetics
  • Poor lifestyle habits (smoking or drinking alcohol excessively)

The early signs of age-related facial skin laxity typically appear in the lower face, as one begins to notice sagging jowls and loss of jawline definition. In other areas of the body, you see skin laxity after pregnancy or excess weight loss.

Skin Laxity Treatment Options

APT Medical Aesthetics brings you the latest advancements in the world of skincare and medical aesthetics. Our latest offerings include non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that effectively addresses skin laxity and other beauty concerns. These include: 

SkinTyte II™

SkinTyte is a revolutionary body treatment that uses  infrared energy  that  stimulates collagen. It can beautifully rejuvenate firmness and radiance anywhere in the face and body. It’s an excellent skin laxity treatment that harnesses the benefits of pulsed light technology and selective thermolysis to target loose and sagging skin without discomfort. SkinTyte II™ is a must-try skin laxity treatment if you want to proactively prevent premature aging or restore overall skin quality in the body post-pregnancy.

Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® is the first and the only FDA-cleared and Health Canada-approved non-invasive procedure to non-surgically lift and tighten the skin for cosmetic enhancements. It’s one of the hottest “lunchtime” cosmetic treatments, with over 1.5 million treatments administered in more than 75 countries worldwide. It was awarded as the “Best Non-Surgical Skin Tightener” in New Beauty’s Annual Beauty Choice Awards for seven consecutive years. Ultherapy® uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to create a thermal effect, tightening the skin and stimulating the body’s collagen production, a protein linked to the skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance.

Morpheus8®

Morpheus8® is a treatment targeting improvement in skin laxity and and skin texture. The treatment utilises 2 modalities, microneedling and radiofrequency energy at the same time. This is what makes this treatment so effective.  The treatment begins with a topical anaesthetic that is applied to the area for approximately 45 minutes prior to the treatment to ensure your comfort. The handpiece has a tip that incorporates very fine, gold plated needle tips that release radiofrequency energy from their tip. The tip depth ranges from 1-4 mm deep and can be customized to achieve your treatment goals. The microneedling  remodels collagen while the radiofrequency tightens the skin over time.  A versatile, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be applied anywhere in the face and body, Morpheus8® is usually delivered over 3 treatment sessions and can produce remarkable results in treating skin discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.

Results You Can Expect

Different skin laxity treatments may produce varying results, depending on your condition’s severity and the number of sessions recommended by your aesthetician.

  • SkinTyte II™ can deliver both subtle and significant improvements. After four to six months of treatments, the final results become more apparent when the collagen in the skin begins to rebuild itself.  Treatments can be done 3 to 4 weeks apart.
  • If you want a lift Ultherapy® may be a more suitable skin laxity treatment for you. Usually, a single treatment session is enough to achieve a patient’s desired results. However, your aesthetic doctor may suggest getting follow-up treatments if your skin laxity is moderate to an advanced stage or depending on how swift or sluggish your body builds collagen after being exposed to ultrasound energy.  You may see a slight difference immediately. However, patience is the key as  the final result may take up to 6 months post treatment to fully appreciate.
  • For Morpheus8®, gradual improvements may be noted a few days post the initial treatment. By the three-week mark, you’ll see your skin has considerably tightened and has become more contoured and sculpted compared to prior to treatment. Many of our patients say they notice continuous enhancements even three months after their last Morpheus8® treatment.

The best thing about these skin laxity treatments is that they are only minimally invasive and therefore involve virtually no downtime. You do not have to skip work or clear your social calendar for a few days to make way for recovery.

How Long Do Skin Laxity Treatment Results Last?

As with most aesthetic treatments, results vary from person to person. Generally, the final results from SkinTyte II™ and Ultherapy® can last anywhere from 18 months up to two years. On the other hand, Morpheus8® promises more permanent and long-lasting results.

To maintain tightened skin and well-sculpted features, your aesthetic doctor may recommend getting annual skin laxity treatments to encourage steady collagen production. Sticking to an antioxidant-rich anti-aging skincare regimen, applying broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 50, and following a healthy diet and lifestyle may also help preserve the results of your skin laxity treatments. 

Any time we cause a controlled injury with either infrared light, heat, ultrasound lasers or punctures in the skin with needles with all of these different modalities. They all stimulate Collagen and elastin in different levels of the skin.

Book Your Free Consultation

Skin laxity may be harmless and an inevitable part of life as you age, but if it affects your confidence and it’s making you unhappy, we’re here to help!

APT Medical Aesthetics is a leading medspa in Oakville. We have a team of professional clinicians and aestheticians who specialize in developing customized solutions to address each patient’s unique needs and goals.

 For inquiries about our skin laxity treatment options, book your free consultation today!

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

It is likely you are a perfect candidate for skin tightening treatment. Not only will the treatment improve existing laxity, but it will slow skin aging by increasing collagen production in the skin.

Absolutely. Skin tightening treatments can be done on any areas of the body that have skin laxity including: face, neck, abdomen, arms, and knees.

Skin tightening is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, therefore it is not a substitute for a face lift. It is best suited for early signs of skin laxity, and for slowing skin aging. If you are looking for firmer, tighter skin, or want to delay surgery, then skin tightening would be a suitable option. If you are looking to remove lax skin for an obvious “lift”, then you may want to consider a surgical option. To discover your best option, please schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our skin experts.

Skin becomes firmer and tighter due to increased collagen production. This process takes time, therefore the full results of your treatment will be most noticeable four to six months later. You may not even notice the changes until you receive a compliment about how “rested” or “refreshed” you look!

There is no downtime after skin tightening. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment.

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