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What Causes Your Skin to Lose Elasticity and How can Skin Tightening Help?

What Causes Your Skin to Lose Elasticity and How can Skin Tightening Help?

Your skin goes through many changes as you age.

Two factors that affect your skin’s condition most are a poor diet and unhealthy habits, such as heavy drinking and smoking. In the case of the latter, you’re more likely to see premature wrinkles and lines forming on your face due to the changes smoking causes to your cells.

Other changes to the skin are more natural, though. One thing we all start to notice as we age, regardless of our lifestyle, is how much looser our skin becomes.

The cause of loose skin

In younger people, skin is elastic enough to ‘snap back’ immediately after being pulled due to the substantial presence of collagen and elastin. These provide the skin with its strength and elasticity respectively, but the body (sadly) produces less of both as you age.

As a result, the skin sags, stretches and takes longer to return to its usual shape when tugged. You’ll likely start to notice your skin losing its elasticity towards the end of your forties and beyond.

Other elements that affect your skin’s elasticity are gravity, the menopause and giving birth. While you can avoid smoking and bad diet, these more natural causes may not be so easy to miss.

The appearance of loose skin can be difficult to accept, especially if your skin starts to sag before you feel it should.

Still, there are steps you can take to tighten loose skin — and Milk + Honey’s skin tightening treatment is one of the most effective.

A non-surgical solution for tighter skin

Our skin tightening treatment is a simple way to reduce the appearance of loose flesh and wrinkles. This leaves your skin looking more youthful, enhancing both scarring and stretch marks.

One of the most important points to bear in mind is the simplicity of the procedure: our GentleMax Pro® is a non-surgical treatment. During this, our experts will tighten loose skin by applying heat to the collagen beneath the surface; it’s minimally invasive, which means no disruption to your lifestyle.

You will notice the results straight after your treatment, and as downtime for recovery is unnecessary, there’s no interference with your work or responsibilities.

Your skin will continue to get tighter across the months following your GentleMax Pro treatment, leading to an ongoing improvement in your skin’s tautness. However, we tend to recommend between three and five procedures with around one month separating them for the best results.

If you’re unhappy with the looseness of your skin as you age, just give us a call to see if you’re a suitable candidate for our GentleMax Pro skin tightening treatment. We’ll be happy to arrange a free consultation for you at a convenient time, and you’ll be under absolutely no obligation!

Milk+Honey’s team of experts is dedicated to helping you look and feel better than ever, using the latest techniques for optimal results. Just call us at 306.852.SKIN (7546) now and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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