Botox Edmonton | Skin Laxity
Eventually, we all have concerns with our skin’s laxity. This is when our skin loses its firmness and structure and begins to sag and become loose. This is part of the natural process of aging. What if you were told that you can do something about this so that you can enjoy a more youthful appearance for longer? You’d probably be pretty excited. You might want to know more about the treatments available and how invasive they are. We will go more in depth from here about what is available to you and what you can expect.
We have lots of services and quality products to help with Skin Laxity
At Edmonton Dermatology we take pride in the advanced methods we offer to treat the concerns you have with your Skin Laxity. We have state of the art equipment to serve you best. We are specialists and although some treatments require a referral there are many that do not. We address conditions affecting your skin’s health and beauty. Our cosmetic treatments range from Botox, fillers, laser treatments to medical-based skincare products.
The clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Muba Taher. He is a board-certified dermatological surgeon and skin cancer specialist. He has over a decade of experience and hires only the most excellent medical staff that are just as committed to the physical and emotional well being of the Edmonton and beyond client base. The clinic is built with the highest professional and medical standards being that it is equipped with the latest technology to serve clients’ needs best to give the most noticeable results.
There is no simple way to treat skin laxity
Skin laxity is one of the top concerns of many clients that come into Edmonton Dermatology. If you search online, you will see that many products boast that they can firm up the skin and make it appear younger looking. There are supplements that offer this too. Exercise and losing weight is supposed to also help with laxity. Some online info even suggests that massaging the area is helpful in tightening the skin.
These all seem like promising ideas and not too invasive at all, but they do not work alone. Some don’t work at all. Cosmetic procedures, although seen at the bottom of the list of treatments for loose skin, are the best and most effective way to tighten the skin.
Why does this happen
Before we go into the solutions, let’s find out what the main culprits are that are causing our skin to lose its laxity. Aging is of course the number one reason to lose the firmness and structure in your skin, making it loose and saggy. The other not so obvious factors are internal and external in nature. Genetics, sleep patterns, diet, lifestyle, sun exposure, stress and even smoking play a part in your loss of laxity. Even a lack of hydration can make your skin look loose and more aged. Dehydration can cause your skin’s elasticity to wane which in turn shows more fine lines and wrinkles.
Let’s look further into the causes of dehydration of the skin. Not drinking enough water as well as weather and seasonal changes can zap your skin of its hydration. A poor diet as well as heavy alcohol or caffeine have ill effects on the hydration levels in your whole body. Getting enough sleep every night is imperative to keeping your hydration levels up. If you exercise a lot and sweat excessively you may be seeing the side effect of dehydration.
Always stay hydrated to keep a healthy skin
The ill effects of dehydrated skin go beyond premature signs of aging. You may also experience dark under eye circles, sensitive and itchy skin and unfortunately, skin breakouts. As mentioned to combat this problem, drink more water and less alcohol and caffeine. Get more good quality sleep. Change your diet to a more nourishing one. Exercise more but as you lose hydration through excess sweating, replace it by drinking water and additional electrolytes. Most importantly develop a great nourishing skin care routine. This last one will brighten the dullness in your skin even if it does not tighten it.
Create a great routine
Every great skincare routine should include most if not all of the following; a gentle cleanser, hydrating toner, AHA and/or BHA infused serum, moisturizer, and even a mask, not necessarily in that order. You may want to also add some location targeted moisturizers like for the eye area.
Visit an expert dermatologist
Going beyond the topical and more natural solutions, the next thing to consider is coming into the dermatologist like Dr. Taher at Edmonton Dermatology to have a skin tightening treatment done. One of the treatments offered are Endymed skin tightening. This treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the collagen in the skin.
The collagen contracts which gives a noticeable change in the appearance of the skin. Secondarily this triggers natural collagen production. This is a fantastic way to use an outside source which causes the natural source for tighter and younger skin to produce more of itself. As we age we lose collagen so this innovative procedure bypasses that.
Endymed Skin tightening advantages
As mentioned already collagen is found naturally in the body. This protein is found in skin, bone, cartilage and other connective tissue. It is the most abundant protein found in the body but as we age we lose this fibre-like structure. It also helps with the repair of the connective tissue. Healthy joints, skin elasticity and stretchiness all come by the protein collagen. It seems obvious at this point that without enough collagen in our body we show the signs of age. The good news is Endymed helps the collagen you do have as well as triggers more of its production.
Some of the areas most treated are the cheeks, jawline, under the chin, neck and eyelids. Endymed even helps improve skin texture. You will see a noticeable improvement to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will feel tighter, and its texture will be smoother too. Of course, skin laxity will improve. The best part of this treatment is that there is no downtime with it, and it is non-invasive. You will remain comfortable during and after your treatments. Endymed is a treatment that allows you to enjoy a more youthful appearance.