Why is my skin sagging?
Loose skin can be caused by several factors, including:
Aging: As we age, our skin loses elasticity due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production.
Rapid weight loss: When you lose weight quickly, the skin may not have enough time to adjust to the changes in body size, resulting in excess skin.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, the skin stretches to accommodate the growing fetus. After giving birth, some women may experience loose skin due to the its inability to fully retract.
Genetics: Some individuals may be more prone to developing loose skin due to their genetic makeup. Factors such as skin elasticity and collagen production can vary among individuals.
Sun exposure: Chronic sun exposure can lead to a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, reducing its elasticity and causing it to become loose.
Poor nutrition: Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, particularly those necessary for maintaining healthy skin, such as vitamins A, C, and E, can contribute to the development of loose skin.
Smoking: Smoking is known to accelerate the aging process and damage collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to decreased skin elasticity.
It’s important to note that the extent of looseness varies from person to person and can be influenced by a combination of these factors. Additionally, certain medical conditions or surgeries, such as gastric bypass surgery, can also contribute to loose skin.
Below is a list of some of the treatments we offer to target this issue.
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