Why does the skin lose elasticity with age?

When you are younger your skin works in a very productive way making plenty of Hyaluronic acid (hydration molecule), Elastin (keeps our skin bouncy) and Collagen (keeps our skin plump and youthful), however from the age of 20 your skin makes 1% less collagen and elastin every year. Its natural cell renewal process also slows down, resulting in the skin becoming lined, pigmented and wrinkled. External factors also contribute to premature ageing and lifestyle choices have a huge impact on your skin. Ageing is a fact of life, but looking your age is a choice!

What contributes to skin laxity?

Sun exposure – UVA rays in the sun contribute to premature ageing resulting in lines and wrinkles, UVB rays cause pigmentation and age spots

Smoking – This is one of the most damaging things you can do to your skin, as smoking starves your cells of vital oxygen needed for normal function

Pollution – A build up of pollution on the skin can cause pores to clog and result in skin damage

Drinking alcohol – Alcohol has been found to reduce the skin’s ability to form elastin fibres

Diet – Eating fast food and high sugar diets affect skin health and slow skin renewal processes

Makeup – Wearing thick makeup that doesn’t let your skin breath slows down skin cycles

Not using the right products – Using high street moisturiser and not regularly cleaning or exfoliating the skin will disrupt skins natural function

What should you do to prevent skin laxity

Preventing skin laxity and premature ageing starts with a high-quality cosmeceutical skincare regime that should include a cleanser, exfoliator, toner, sun protection and ingredients such as Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to keep the skin working in a productive way

Retinol’s (vitamin A) and Growth factors are important to stimulate collagen production and repair the epidermis

Having regular HydraFacial are a fantastic way to keep your skin cycles renewing and give it a monthly deep clean

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED TO TREAT SKIN LAXITY:

A quick fix would be dermal fillers as these give an instant revolumisation but need to be maintained annually

For more long-term effects we use HydraTite. An innovative combination technology with HydraFacial using radio frequency to tighten the skin. Dramatic results can be achieved when this is also combined with eTwo sublative treatments for a non surgical face lift.

Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

All of our treatments are results driven and clinically proven to make sure you get the tighter skin that you deserve.

With over 20 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we have effectively treated all ages and skin types concerned with ageing and have equipped ourselves with the right tools to manage all conditions. We are considered the best skin clinic in Kenilworth and one of the best skin clinics in Warwickshire so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Scroll down to follow links for more information on the best treatments available for ageing skin and jowls. Use the Book button to arrange a HydraFacial, HydraTite or general skincare consultation to discuss your options further.

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eTwo Sublative is the innovative way to resurface the skin using fractionated Radio-frequency. It smooths out wrinkles and crepey skin on the face, eyes and body while the heat element creates a tightening effect. It is safe for all skin types with minimal risk or downtime.

Radiofrequency skin tightening targets water molecules in the skin to create a heat build up in the dermal (living) layer of the skin where collagen is made. By creating heat this stimulates collagen and elastin production to lift and tighten the skin.

The treatment creates a controlled wound to the skin to stimulate collagen formation and results in rejuvenated skin. It effectively treats acne scarring, body scars, lines and wrinkles, open pores, stretch marks and can be used to generally rejuvenate and freshen up the skin.

We understand that there are a lot of treatments available and it can be hard to know what is right for your skin. That’s why we offer face to face or video call consultations to discuss your skin concerns and make a bespoke treatment plan based around your goals and budget.

ZO is one of the most highly accredited and sought after skincare ranges in the world. Dr.Zein Obagi’s philosophy is to create & maintain healthy skin for life – for all clients.

Skin Laxity FAQs

Skin tightening treatments – Such as radiofrequency skin tightening and Hifu
Fractional resurfacing lasers
Deep chemical peels
Dermal fillers
Surgery (face lift)

The term “jowls” describes sagging, loose skin below the jawline, which most women develop with age. Aside from ageing, a number of other factors can also contribute to having jowls, including sun-damage and smoking, which can accelerate the ageing process.

There are several treatment options;
Skin tightening treatments – Such as radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin
Fractional resurfacing lasers – To even skin texture and tighten skin
Deep chemical peels – To completely resurface and tighten skin
Dermal fillers – To revolumise and lift skin
Surgery (face lift) – To remove excess skin
Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

You can go the nonsurgical route and add firming creams or facial exercises to your skincare routine. There are also cosmetic procedures that provide quicker results, such as laser surfacing or radiofrequency skin tightening. Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

When you are younger your skin works in a very productive way making plenty of Hyaluronic acid (hydration molecule), Elastin (keeps our skin bouncy) and Collagen (keeps our skin plump and youthful), however from the age of 20 your skin makes 1% less collagen and elastin every year. Its natural cell renewal process also slows down, resulting in the skin becoming lined, pigmented and wrinkled. External factors also contribute to premature ageing and lifestyle choices have a huge impact on your skin. Ageing is a fact of life, but looking your age is a choice!

This will depend on your age, jowl severity, goals, budget, time frame, downtime restrictions and pain threshold. Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your skin goals.

There are several treatment options;
Skin tightening treatments – Such as radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin
Fractional resurfacing lasers – To even skin texture and tighten skin
Deep chemical peels – To completely resurface and tighten skin
Dermal fillers – To revolumise and lift skin
Surgery (face lift) – To remove excess skin
Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

You can go the nonsurgical route and add firming creams or facial exercises to your skincare routine. There are also cosmetic procedures that provide quicker results, such as laser surfacing or radiofrequency skin tightening. Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

Most women start to notice jowls in their 40s but lifestyle choices and genetics can play a role in them becoming apparent earlier than this.

Radiofrequency is a safe, effective anti-ageing and skin tightening treatment. It is a popular treatment for the face and neck area. It has minimal discomfort and no downtime making it a very popular treatment among consumers looking for a non surgical alternative to skin tightening.

Do use a high factor, broad spectrum SPF daily
Do use firm, lifting movements along the jawline when applying skincare
Do use cosmeceutical grade facial creams targeted at firming the skin
Don’t use high street moisturiser
Don’t use sun beds
Don’t use at home skin tightening devices as they have very little clinical backing

While drinking is essential for your overall health, including skin health, there is no definitive research supporting the claim that drinking water will treat sagging skin.

There are several treatment options;
Skin tightening treatments – Such as radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin
Fractional resurfacing lasers – To even skin texture and tighten skin
Deep chemical peels – To completely resurface and tighten skin
Dermal fillers – To revolumise and lift skin
Surgery (face lift) – To remove excess skin
Every skin condition and skin ageing concern is different and can be influenced by many factors, so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

Use a high factor, broad spectrum SPF 50 daily
Maintain a balanced diet with reduced sugar and alcohol consumption
Use high quality cosmeceutical/medical skincare essential to skin health such as antioxidants, peptides, retinoids and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to bring them down to your neck and decolletage as well as your face
Avoid smoking and using sun beds
Visit a skin clinic – Authentic Aesthetics in kenilworth are a well established skin clinic with over 20 years industry experience, they offer a full skin consultation where you are given a skin analysis which shows the different cross sections of the skin. Your expert Aesthetician will then talk through and give an in-depth and educational talk on the treatments which would be best targeted for your concerns.

Use a high factor, broad spectrum SPF 50 daily
Maintain a balanced diet with reduced sugar and alcohol consumption
Use high quality cosmeceutical/medical skincare essential to skin health such as antioxidants, peptides, retinoids and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to bring them down to your neck and decolletage as well as your face
Avoid smoking and using sun beds
Visit a skin clinic – Authentic Aesthetics in kenilworth are a well established skin clinic with over 20 years industry experience, they offer a full skin consultation where you are given a skin analysis which shows the different cross sections of the skin. Your expert Aesthetician will then talk through and give an in-depth and educational talk on the treatments which would be best targeted for your concerns.

Prices will vary based upon your location, the quality of the machine being used and the experience of your practitioner. Head to our price list to see pricing of our HydraTite treatment which is the most commonly recommended treatments for skin laxity.