Treatments for Firming Up the Skin

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Loss of Skin Elasticity and Firmness

Skin loses its elasticity and firmness as a result of dehydration and ageing. When pressed, it no longer springs back to its original position, instead it tends to sag and form furrows. But there’s no need to reach for the scalpel just yet - this issue can be addressed with a number of different beauty therapy treatments and products and appearance medicine proceedures specially designed to firm and brighten skin, leaving it more healthy, lifted and radiant.

Decreased skin elasticity is considered as a factor that promotes wrinkle formation.

If you are in your late 30's or higher, you have probably noticed your skin's elasticity is not what it used to be. For most of us this is inevitable. Other body parts begin to sag as we age so why should our skin be any different? Fortunately, there are options available that will help to reverse the effects of age on the skin and also improve elasticity in loose skin that's caused by weight loss. To better understand what exactly causes our skin to sag in the first place, let's go over a bit of the physical side of the process.

Your skin has two distinct layers called the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is on the surface and contains the pigment, epidermal cells, and proteins. The dermis is the layer located underneath the epidermis and contains the dermal cells, blood vessels and nerves, hair follicles, and oil glands plus it is responsible for providing the nutrients for the epidermal layer. It also contains the connective tissue as well as our skin's collagen.

Although it is located beneath the epidermal layer, it is changes in the dermal layer that cause the outer skin to wrinkle and lose elasticity as we age. As we grow older, the amount of fat found in our lower layer of skin decreases, our glands produce less oil, collagen degrades and elastin fibers lose their elasticity. The natural process of cell reproduction in the dermal layer also decreases as we grow older, resulting in a slower rejuvenation of our skin cells.

Although there is no actual magic pill designed to stop this natural aging process, there are options available to slow down and, in some cases, reverse the signs of aging skin.

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