Although loose or saggy skin is more commonly associated with the face and the natural ageing process, the problem can also afflict the body. As our skin matures, its connective tissues weaken, and it produces less structural fibres for keeping it taut. This can gradually cause the skin to sag over time. External forces, such as sun exposure, can speed up this process.
Loose body skin can also occur if a person has lost weight or, specifically in women, following a pregnancy. You may also be more prone to it as a result of genetics.
Skin can sag almost anywhere on the body, but perhaps the most common areas include around the stomach, neck, arms or legs. If saggy skin is affecting you and making you self-conscious, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer several non-surgical procedures for helping you reverse this problem, such as HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound). During your initial consultation, our practitioner will discuss your concerns and goals, and help identity the treatment most suitable for you.
Saggy skin is not a medical condition and isn’t a problem for everyone. But for some, it can be frustrating or affect self-esteem. If you have saggy skin that does not respond well to at-home treatments, see one of our doctor’s to discuss your options.
If you don’t already have a dermatologist, our doctors can help you connect to physicians in your area if we are not able to help.