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What Is The Best Treatment For Stretchy Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 tighten loose stretch skin with one to two treatments. A second option would be to cosmetically, surgically remove and tighten the excessive skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 risks. Some doctors are using lasers to thicken the skin but there are limits to how well they work. Sometimes we can fill the area with fillers/fat so it doesn't look so loose but we've all seen overfilled faces. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more
I have pretty stretchy skin everywhere (including my breasts), but they are not saggy. Is this normal?
Skin Elasticity: Skin elasticity can change as we age. Gravity, sun exposure, smoking, can all cause skin to become more lax or "stretchy." if you were previously heavy and lost weight this may result in skin not contracting. A plastic surgeon can help you find a solution to your particular issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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