Skin Laxity

The loss of elasticity and firmness in the skin, often resulting in sagging or drooping skin.

Youthful Skin Longer Is Possible

Skin laxity is an age-related skin condition where the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity. It appears most frequently around the cheeks and the jawline. It can also occur around the body, especially in patients who have lost a significant amount of weight over time.

Skin laxity appears most frequently on the face as we age or after losing weight. Signs to look for include: 

  • Volume Loss

    Look for loss of volume in the cheeks and around the eyes.

  • Drooping Cheeks

    Cheeks that seem to drop is another sign of reduced skin laxity

  • Change to the Nasolabial Region

    A heavier fold in the nasolabial region, AKA creases in your skin extending from both sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

  • Jawline Firmness

    A jawline that is less firm or less even can also be an indicator.

Causes of Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is a natural function of ages in most cases. As we age, our skin loses collagen, the substance that helps it retain firmness. Loss of skin elasticity can also be increased by certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking or getting too much sun. Individuals who lose a large amount of weight can also experience skin laxity.

Cosmetic Treatments for Skin Laxity

Our team provides several cosmetic options for improving skin laxity. Based on your skin and individual needs, we will determine which treatment is best for you and create a personalized plan. 

Click below to learn more about our treatment options for skin laxity:

Tissue Tightening

Tissue tightening uses ultrasound or radiofrequency energy to heat up the dermal layer of the skin. The delivered heat promotes collagen regrowth and strengthens collagen fibers. This ultimately firms the skin and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Ablative

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Ablative is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that utilizes laser technology to improve skin texture and tone. By precisely removing outer layers of damaged skin, this treatment stimulates collagen production, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion. It effectively targets a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sun damage, providing clients with a refreshed and revitalized appearance.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is an effective treatment for fine lines, skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. Microneedling with radiofrequency specifically uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deeper layer of skin. Then as the skin grows back with new collagen and elastin, the surface will naturally thicken and tighten. Treatment is minimally invasive and is considered safe and effective for all skin types.

SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® is a state-of-the-art, FDA-approved precision microneedling device. It is used by leading healthcare providers to rejuvenate from the inside out for younger looking skin.


DermaSweep is a particle-free microdermabrasion treatment that combines brush tip exfoliation, topical solutions and variable vacuum pressure to achieve the most desired results. It is often performed with EpiFusion, nutrient rich topical solutions to address dehydrated, hyperpigmented and acne-prone skin. DermaSweep can also be combined with other aesthetic services such as DermaPeel, chemical peels and HydraFacial.

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