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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Stretchy Skin (Overview)

Stretchy skin can be a symptom of a connective tissue disorder, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.


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Is it bad to have stretchy skin, is this bad?

Is it bad to have stretchy skin, is this bad?

Not bad: This is not a problem. You should focus on sun protection (sunscreen, hats, avoiding intense sun exposure), gentle cleanser and moisturizers to maintain your youthful skin over time. You can also add in laser resurfacing or chemical peels to remove any existing sun damage and minimize the effects of aging and sun exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
23 doctors shared insights

Stretchy Skin (Overview)

Stretchy skin can be a symptom of a connective tissue disorder, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.


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What are ways to get rid of stretchy skin?

What are ways to get rid of stretchy skin?

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 tighten the remaining skin! after pregnancy or weight loss don't waste your time or money on anything but plastic surgery by an expert in body contouring surgery. ...Read more

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What's up with my stretchy skin?

What's up with my stretchy skin?

Genetics and weight : Very complex question there are genetic conditions that predispose for stretchy skin, ehler-danlos, cutis laxa, among others(collagen disorders). Stretchy skin in non affected patients are due to part genetics, part weight fluctuations (pregnancies, obesity), part tobacco use and nutrition. The former patients should seek genetic counseling for diagnosis, the latter patients could consult their md. ...Read more

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Is stretchy skin good or bad?

Is stretchy skin good or bad?

Hard to say: Stretchy skin could be a sign of ehlers danlos disease. I would see a rheumatologist regarding this possibility. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
Once
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Why might I have stretchy skin?

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 "stretchy skin.". ...Read more

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What's up with my stretchy skin?

Genetics and weight : Very complex question there are genetic conditions that predispose for stretchy skin, ehler-danlos, cutis laxa, among others(collagen disorders). Stretchy skin in non affected patients are due to part genetics, part weight fluctuations (pregnancies, obesity), part tobacco use and nutrition. The former patients should seek genetic counseling for diagnosis, the latter patients could consult their md. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Is it bad to have stretchy skin, is this bad?

Not bad: This is not a problem. You should focus on sun protection (sunscreen, hats, avoiding intense sun exposure), gentle cleanser and moisturizers to maintain your youthful skin over time. You can also add in laser resurfacing or chemical peels to remove any existing sun damage and minimize the effects of aging and sun exposure. ...Read more

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