How does skin lose its elasticity?

How does skin lose its elasticity?

Skin elasticity is not just about the ability for our skin to stretch without becoming injured and snap back to its original form, and how long this takes. The way our skin ages is largely connected to our genes. You can look at your parents as an indicator. When we are young, our skin is healthy and immediately snaps back.

As we age, our skin produces less supportive fibers, like collagen for firmness and strength, and elastin for elasticity. Collagen fibers become loose and are less organized – causing the skin to sag, stretch, and thin. The epidermis and dermis are thinned due to the loss of fat layers between your skin and muscle and even loss of bone density. This usually becomes noticeable in our late forties and progresses as we get older.

There are also a lot of external factors that can speed up this process, including good old gravity, having children, and menopause. Some avoidable lifestyle causes also contribute to aging and include UV damage from sun exposure, bad sleep habits, stress, unhealthy diet, and smoking. The common factor in these is that they tend to produce free radicals or oxygen molecules that are overactive and unstable and are the cause of damage to our skin structures, including our collagen and elastin fibers.
Free radicals can also cause inflammation in the tissues, which can damage collagen and elastin and cause the body to poorly repair itself.

How can Tighten & Tone help?

Tighten & Tone offers skin tightening treatments. Forma uses radio-frequency technology which provides effective and safe skin contraction in the deep layers of skin. RF energy promotes the formation of new collagen and improved skin elasticity. Our patients have reported that their skin feels smooth, tight, and more defined. They also notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. RF skin tightening treatment can give your results without causing any pain or discomfort. The treatments we offer at Tighten & Tone are used to treat sagging facial skin, remove jowls, or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you live in or around Las Vegas and you have questions about skin elasticity, call Tighten & Tone today at (702) 328-0005 to schedule a consultation.

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