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what is stretchy skin

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: Stretchy skin could be a sign of ehlers danlos disease. I would see a rheumatologist regarding this possibility.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Genetics, pregnacy: Loss of skin elasticity usually comes with age, pregnancy, weight loss as well as genetics. While rare, there are certain physiologic causes of " ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Genetics and weight : Very complex question there are genetic conditions that predispose for stretchy skin, ehler-danlos, cutis laxa, among others(collagen disorders). Str ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It may even be beneficial in preventing stretch marks.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience Dermatology
Cosmetic Surgery: Several options to help with loose, stretch skin. One option would be radio frequency device, such as thermage. This technique helps to contour and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Vitenas
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
The skin will sag: As one ages the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. It is important to get on a good skin regimen early in life and avoid excessive skin exp ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stretchy skin: Stretchy skin can be related to increased elasticity of the outermost tissue covering the body. In Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) collagen & conn ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: Usually we tighten loose skin by surgery but that requires scars which might be hard to hide depending on the location of the skin and surgery has ris ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Good plastic surgery: Loose, sagging skin cannot be exercised, lasered, rf-treated, or tightened by anything other than skilled plastic surgery to excise the excess and tig ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: The diagnosis is made on the basis of a history and physical exam. If you have concerns, see your family doctor or a rheumatologist.

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