Conditions: Skin Laxity

What is Skin Laxity?

Skin Laxity is something that everyone will experience as we age regardless of how much we work out or how healthy we eat. For skin to be tight, it needs collagen and elastin, which are two components of the layer of the skin called the dermis. Elastin and collagen are found just above the fat layer which lies beneath our dermis. When we begin to age, we lose these two vital components, so our skin starts to lose elasticity resulting in loose or sagging skin.

What if it goes untreated?

Gravity combined with volume loss pulls the looser skin downwards. The face will show some “jowling” as early as the 30′s. Puffiness and bags under the eyes can also be due in part to skin laxity. Laxity elsewhere on the body can show as fine crinkly lines and wrinkles and can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite.


How we can bring your skin back to its natural look:

Skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure done with radiofrequency or infrared IPL. This procedure gently heats the collagen to a prescribed temperature which causes it to tighten.

The effects of this procedure are noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime.



Gravity will take a toll on your skin's natural laxity.

Meet with one of our specialized team members at Dermatology Associates of Seattle to discuss your options for treatment. Our skilled practitioners can help restore radiant bounce to your skin.


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