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Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Overview)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers.


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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
224 doctors shared insights

Loose Skin (Overview)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers.


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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

Supportive garments: Unfortunately there is no magic sure for getting skin to shrink. This is the reason that eyelid tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts and tummy tucks (witch hazel) are still performed. Wearing supportive garment and waiting at least 4 months once you have achieved a stable weight is probably the best course of action. ...Read more

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

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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What type of cream is effective in treating stretch marks/loose skin?

Nothing Really: Stretch marks come from a damage to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Creams have not been shown to correct stretch marks, because it is a scar in the dermis. There is a new laser out cellulaze that promises to improve cellulite and stretch marks, however the verdict is not in. ...Read more

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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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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