WHAT IS IT:
Laxity and sagging appear as loose, poor quality skin, folds and changes in contours.
It can be caused by a number of factors so careful assessment of the face and body and all depths of tissue in the area is essential for an effective treatment plan to be devised.
Loss of skin elasticity and tone, a change in the quality and position of underlying fat pads, and positioning and tone of underlying muscle tissue (particularly the SMAS) can be the cause of laxity or changes in the contours of the face. Gravity can pull tissue downwards and cause the underlying scaffolding of the skin to be compromised, resulting in jowls, puffy eyes and dropped eyebrows.
Skin level laxity on the face can be caused by collagen loss due to sun damage, changes in weight, smoking, pollution, poor nutrition, genetic predispositions and internal ageing processes. Laxity on the body is usually a result of weight loss and gain, pregnancy, sun damage or poor nutrition.