Skin Laxity

What is Skin Laxity?

Skin laxity refers to loose, saggy or lax skin. Ranging from mild, moderate to severe conditions, it is something that all of us will face in time as we move through different stages of our lives.

Skin laxity can occur all over our body, although most commonly in our face, neck, abdomen and thighs. Particularly for women after pregnancy and childbirth, the breasts may also become saggy.

Causes of Skin Laxity

Intrinsic factors refer to natural processes within our body. The two main intrinsic components affecting skin laxity are Collagen and Elastin. Collagen and elastin are found in the deeper layer of the skin (Dermis), right above the fatty layer beneath the skin (Epidermis).

Collagen is a fibrous, supportive protein that binds cells together. It is found in the bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendon of all animals. While there are many different types of collagen, the most common and responsible for skin strength and elasticity is Type 1 collagen.

Elastin is another structural protein found in connective tissues, blood vessels and skin. Unlike collagen, elastin provides a snapback property that aides stretched structures to return to its original shape. Loss of elastin decreases skin flexibility and reduces wound healing capabilities.

Risk Factors & Complications

Extrinsic factors to skin laxity include our environment, life events and lifestyle habits. These include:

  • Harsh weather
  • UV exposure
  • Pollution
  • Life events such as pregnancy and drastic weight changes
  • Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking
  • Poor diet resulting in nutrient deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep

Skin Treatments at Orchard Clinic

Unless your skin laxity is severe, it is generally recommended to seek non-invasive treatments first before considering going under the knife. The best treatment depends on your personal skin type, condition and concerns.

Our skin laxity treatments focus on:

  • Tummy Skin Tightening
  • Post Pregnancy Breast Firming
  • Butt Firming
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Thigh Contouring
  • Arm Flab

Find out which treatments are suitable for you

Orchard Clinic is a new treatment concept offering a unique method that provides high-quality conservative solutions for women’s body from pre & post pregnancy to pre & post menopause.

As a specialised treatment centre for women, we assess, prevent and treat common conditions such as incontinence, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation (diastasis recti) and vaginal laxity.

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