Sagging Skin /
When skin gradually loses its natural elasticity, loose or saggy skin can develop.
Sagging Skin / Skin Laxity
As we age, the underlying structure of our skin begins to break down. The collagen and elastin that once kept the skin firm and supple can deplete, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Along with degrading structural support, our skin’s cell turnover starts to slow, contributing to dullness and uneven pigmentation.
Although you can’t avoid aging, certain factors can accelerate the process. Frequent sun exposure, weight fluctuations, environmental pollutants, and genetics directly impact your skin’s elasticity as you age. Without early intervention, the combination of these aging catalysts can result in significant skin laxity and deep wrinkles.
At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, Jordan V. Wang, MD, MBE, MBA and his team of board-certified dermatologists utilize a number of laser and energy-based devices, injectables, and other non-surgical treatments to enhance your appearance and reduce sagging skin.
Treatments for Skin Laxity
With an 8,000+ sq. ft. dermatology center in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, we’re proud to offer a number of skin tightening treatments that can improve the appearance of sagging skin, including around the face and neck. Many of our treatments not only target lax skin, but they can also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production to transform your skin at a cellular level.
Treatments for wrinkles and skin laxity that our board-certified dermatologists offer at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania include:
- Fraxel® Dual
- Clear + Brilliant® Touch
- Infini Genius™ Radiofrequency Microneedling
- Dermal fillers (JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, etc.)
Click here to learn more about laxity and aging skin.
Real Patients Before and After photos
Skin Sagging / Skin Laxity
Q: What Is the Best Treatment for Skin Laxity?
A: The board-certified dermatologists at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania understand that no two patients are the same, so we always take an individualized approach to treatment. In general, aging skin responds well to a combination of treatments, such as dermal fillers and laser resurfacing. Taking a combination approach helps tighten the skin while restoring lost volume.
Q: When Will I See Results From Skin Laxity Treatment?
A: How quickly you see results from treatment depends on many variables, including your skin’s natural elasticity and the type of treatment you choose. Laser and energy-based devices stimulate collagen production, so you’re likely to notice visible results within weeks of treatment, particularly after multiple sessions. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, deliver results that you can see right away.
Q: Does Skin Laxity Treatment Hurt?
A: Non-surgical skin laxity treatments shouldn’t be overly uncomfortable, but laser therapy can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. For device treatments and injectables, we offer topical anesthetics that can help numb your skin and keep you comfortable during treatment.
Q: Are There Any Side Effects to Skin Laxity Treatment?
A: Laser treatments may temporarily cause redness, swelling, peeling, and discomfort, but these side effects should subside within 1-14 days.
Q: Is There Downtime with Skin Laxity Treatment?
A: Since device treatments are minimally or non-invasive, they generally require little-to-no downtime. Most patients resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, though you should avoid harsh skin care products and direct sunlight for at least one week. Meanwhile, dermal fillers require no downtime, though you may notice minor swelling at the injection site for a few days after treatment.
Q: How Many Skin Laxity Treatments Will I Need?
A: While you may notice results after one laser or energy-based device treatment, most patients need 3-6, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve their aesthetic goals. If you choose dermal fillers, you typically only need a single treatment. Over the next 6-12 months, the filler gradually loses its efficacy, at which time you can return to Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania for maintenance treatments.
Next, read about…
Our dermatology center in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, which spans more than 8,000 square feet, is a comprehensive cosmetic and medical dermatology facility. Our board-certified dermatologists are leaders in the industry who have trained under distinguished physicians to provide our patients with cutting-edge care.
laser & skin
surgery center of Pennsylvania
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Limited Saturdays: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Patient Visits Before 8/23:
Patient Visits After 8/23:
*Physicians perform 100% of all medical and cosmetic treatments.