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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Stretchy Skin (Definition)

Stretchy skin can be a symptom of a connective tissue disorder, ...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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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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I notice dark, stretchy skin on my vagina after my delivery. What do I dol?

I notice dark, stretchy skin on my vagina after my delivery. What do I dol?

Give time 2 contract: This is normal immediately following pregnancy and is commonly due to vascular engorgement during pregnancy and delivery not unlike the same process that contributes to hemorrhoid formation. Allow at least 6/9 months for the tissue to contract (like your.Belly skin) and re-assess at that time. Labiaplasty is an option for persistent enlargement that is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I'm flexible and have slightly stretchy skin, does this meani have ehler danlos syndrome?

I'm flexible and have slightly stretchy skin, does this meani have ehler danlos syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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I have pretty stretchy skin everywhere (including my breasts), but they are not saggy. Is this normal?

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 more

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On my bikini line, I have this circular hole that is covered by loose, stretchy skin. The hole goes somewhat deep. Any ideas as to what it is?

On my bikini line, I have this circular hole that is covered by loose, stretchy skin. The hole goes somewhat deep.  Any ideas as to what it is?

Circular hole AND tretchy skin: Have you ever had surgery in the past? what level of the bikini line is the circularl hole, midline, to the left to the right? For how long you have it? Any fluid drains through the skin? Is this the defect, close to the groin, when you cough, does it bulge? You should see a doctor, if you never had surgery in the past, this may be an hernia, which will require assessment for possible correction ...Read more

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I have abnormally stretchy skin and joints. Why?

Maybe genetics: There are variations of "normal" skin and joint laxity, but there are also genetic conditions such as ehlers-danlos syndrome and cutis laxa which have the characteristics you mention. Ask your doctor the next time you see him/her. There may be other things to be aware of if you have one of these conditions. ...Read more

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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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I have stretchy skin, what will happen to me when I age?

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 exposure. Treatments such as the titan may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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