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Skin Laxity

Skin gradually loses elasticity over time and is classified as sagging skin.

Sagging Skin / Skin Laxity

Over time, the skin’s underlying structure degrades, robbing our skin of its youthful fullness, contour, and resilience. Collagen, an essential protein that is abundant during our youth, begins to decline as early as our 20s, leaving skin without support from within. Skin also renews itself more slowly as we age. 

While these processes are natural and inevitable, some factors can accelerate the process. Those variables might include genetics, weight changes, and sun damage.  The combination of these factors leads to significant skin laxity over time.  Fortunately, many treatments are available to improve your appearance and reduce sagging skin. 

Treatments for Skin Laxity

The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York offers several treatment options to increase skin laxity in the face and neck. These treatments work deeply into the dermal layers to stimulate collagen production and constrict tissue for firmer, smoother skin. One of these devices includes Thermi, as featured in this video. Treatments also include:

Surgical Options for Laxity

When skin laxity becomes severe, leading to prominent jowl formation and sagging in the midface, surgery may be the best option. Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer the following options to address skin laxity:

Real Patients Before and After photos

Fraxel Laser for Facial Wrinkles

Fraxel Laser for Facial Wrinkles

Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Ultherapy to Treat Sagging Skin, Lines and Wrinkles on the Face and Neck

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Fraxel Laser for Neck Rejuvenation

Fraxel Laser for Neck Rejuvenation

Sagging Skin In The News

The Best Treatments and Products to Lift and Smooth Your Neck, Robert Anolik, M.D., featured in Town & Country Magazine!

The Best Treatments and Products to Lift and Smooth Your Neck, Robert Anolik, M.D., featured in Town & Country Magazine!

LSSCNY is pleased to announce the addition of LaseMD to its practice.

LSSCNY is pleased to announce the addition of LaseMD to its practice.

Elliot Weiss, M.D., featured in Gotham Magazine discussing Non-Surgical Anit-Aging treatments

Elliot Weiss, M.D., featured in Gotham Magazine discussing Non-Surgical Anit-Aging treatments

CBS Health Watch: Microskin

CBS Health Watch: Microskin

Skin Sagging / Skin Laxity

Questions and Answers

Q: Which Treatment Is Right For Me?

A: To find the best procedure for you, reach out to the professionals at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York to schedule a consultation. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Q: When Will I See Results?

A: These laser treatments use energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Nonsurgical treatments depend on the body’s production of collagen to create changes within the skin to tighten and lift. Results from our many skin tightening procedures may be noticed after a single treatment, but more significant results are generally achieved after a series of treatments.

Q: Is The Treatment Painful?

A: Laser tightening is non-invasive and not typically painful. Some patients experience a slight discomfort from the heating sensation during the treatment, but the pain is eased due to regular cooling blasts of air produced by the treatment instruments. Discomfort during a session can resolve itself within minutes after the session, although some may feel sensitivity in the treated skin for up to 48 hours after treatment.

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: Side effects are usually mild and temporary if they do occur. Some patients might experience mild pain, discomfort and stinging during the process and some swelling, redness, or blistering after the procedure.

Q: How Will I Feel After Treatment?

A: One of the biggest benefits of non-invasive, non-surgical skin tightening is that you are able to return to daily life right away. 

Q: How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

A: The number of treatments necessary is dependent upon skin laxity. Severe skin sagging will require more treatments to achieve ideal results, whereas minor skin sagging may require as little as one treatment. Book an appointment today to ask about a treatment plan that works best for you.

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