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Doctor insights on: Loose Skin

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Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Overview)

Loose skin is a feature in which a person's skin is looser than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Loose skin can be due to hereditary/genetic causes. Skin also becomes looser with older age.


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What causes loose skin?

What causes loose skin?

Weight loss or: Loose skin is usually seen in the process of weight loss or natural volume loss of the aging process all over the body, but mainly seen in the face first. There are also some very genetic condition that cause the skin to be loose from birth. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Dr. Husam Elias
219 doctors shared insights

Loose Skin (Overview)

Loose skin is a feature in which a person's skin is looser than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Loose skin can be due to hereditary/genetic causes. Skin also becomes looser with older age.


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I lost 60 lbs weight wirhin 1 year.I have strech marks& does strech mark mean I have loose skin or so.What can I do?

I lost 60 lbs weight wirhin 1 year.I have strech marks& does strech mark mean I have loose skin or so.What can I do?

Thinning of skin: Stretch marks are common when patients gain and lose a large amount of weight, such as in pregnancy. As the skin stretches, collagen thins, and leaves stretch marks. There are some treatments to improve the appearance. If the stretch marks are red, sometimes laser can help lighten the reddness. Retin a (tretinoin) cream (which is mainly used for acne and photoaging) can help long term but it is irritating. ...Read more

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Will I have loose skin if i lose 80 pounds in a couple months?

Possibly: Every person has a particular genetic skin quality. I have seen people loose a lot of weight and not have hardly any skin laxity; other people have dramatic skin laxity. I have seen the most laxity come from surgical weight loss patients following gastric bypass. Generally, weight loss with diet and exercise seems to do better for skin laxity. Loose skin or not you are better off losing weight. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Could somatropin help with loose skin caused by weight loss? Is there a point to seek such treatment from an endocrinologist?

Could somatropin help with loose skin caused by weight loss? Is there a point to seek such treatment from an endocrinologist?

Not likely: Because of tightening regulations in regards to growth hormone prescribing, you likely won't find an endocrinologist who will readily prescribe it for this indication. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of loose skin?

What are ways to get rid of loose skin?

Excision: Although there are many lotion, potions, creams, lasers and machines thatnmakr this claim and may accomplished minor improvements in the range of 0-15%, the only definitive way to treat loose skin is by excision. ...Read more

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