Skin Laxity

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, which are two substances necessary for keeping skin tight, supple, and elastic. As our elasticity breaks down, our skin begins to lose its battle with gravity and starts to thin, sag, and droop. This can create unflattering hollows in the cheeks and temples, not to mention jowls and turkey neck as well as loss of facial definition and contour. Skin laxity is a major problem for both men and women as they get older, and it can cause an older, tired appearance that belies what the patient is feeling inside.

Dr. Ava and her team of board-certified dermatologists are experts in the art of turning back time on the face, and restoring skin to its previous youthful condition. If you are suffering from the effects of sagging skin, contact Ava MD in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica to schedule a consultation and find out which treatments can help you to look how you feel on the inside.

Treatments for Skin Laxity

There are a variety of non-invasive treatments available to help combat sagging skin. Dr. Ava keeps abreast of the latest advances in skin care technology, techniques, and devices, and offers only the best treatments that have been proven safe and effective for her patients. Among the treatment options offered at Ava MD for skin laxity are:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be a great choice for restoring lost volume to the cheeks and temples, not to mention for filling in lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating the eye area. Ava MD offers all kinds of facial fillers, from hyaluronic acid gel fillers to collagen-stimulating fillers to biotechnologies. Each type of filler is best for a different kind of problem, and an in-person evaluation can help you to decide which one is best for you personally.

Hyaluronic acid gel fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma XC, Restylane, and Belotero are great for instant volume and results. These fillers can smooth static wrinkles and restore lost volume through quick and virtually painless injections. Collagen-building fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra stimulate the body’s own collagen production in order to create long-lasting, subtle results. Biotechnologies utilize the patient’s own tissue or blood to create a personalized injectable gel that provides long-lasting results.

Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Devices

Non-invasive skin tightening devices such as Ultherapy and Pellevé are great for restoring volume and lift as well as tightening the skin so that it looks smoother, more elastic, and more youthful. These devices are often used as an alternative to a surgical face or neck lift, for patients who are just beginning to suffer skin laxity and don’t want to go under the knife for a full surgical procedure.

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Non-invasive skin tightening technologies can take years off the face after a series of short treatments. Each device offered at Ava MD has been FDA approved for skin tightening and lifting. These devices can also be combined with other non-invasive procedures such as fillers, Botox, or laser resurfacing for a “liquid facelift” that can take years off the appearance without the need for surgery.

Schedule a Skin Laxity Consultation at Ava MD

If your skin is beginning to succumb to gravity, don’t give up – there are treatment options out there that can help! To learn more about skin laxity causes and treatments and to schedule your consultation, contact us or call us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).

Next, read about Skin Resurfacing.