Skin Laxity/Loose skin
Skin Laxity/Loose Skin can easily be treated
Heat is transferred sub-dermally when the Opus Plasma contacts the skin, causing the elastin and collagen to shrink while producing immediate skin-tightening effects.
There are many factors to consider when we talk about loose skin, but here are the most common reasons that lead to an excess of loose skin.
As your body produces less collagen and elastin over the course of your life, the skin will naturally become less flexible and firm. Elastin fibers are what helps the skin regain its natural structure after being stretched.
UV rays affects the elasticity and collagen production as well, but at a much faster rate than aging. The sun kills skins cells which break down the elastin and collagen leaving behind loose skin.
Losing a large sum of weight in a short period of time whether that be due to exercise, bariatric surgery, pregnancy, or health related concerns can lead the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. The quicker you lose this volume, the less amount of time the skin has to recover which causes loose skin.
Smoking and sun exposure work almost the same as they both lead to premature aging. The nicotine in cigarettes can narrow blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin. This causes the blood flow in the skin to disrupt which almost always leads to less oxygen and nutrients that make it to the skin cells. Without the proper nutrients, the skin cells will die and leave you with premature loose skin.
Tips to avoid loose skin
However, we at Amethyst Aesthetics use the Opus Plasma; The only fractional laser of its kind on the market that penetrates the skin to effectively treat loose skin by promoting rapid elastin and collagen growth. Heat is transferred sub-dermally when the Opus Plasma contacts the skin, causing the elastin and collagen to shrink while producing immediate skin-tightening effects. No needles, and no surgery required. You will be sure to see significant results after one treatment and up to 50% less downtime compared to other skin resurfacing techniques on the market.