Who Gets Skin Laxity?
No one is safe from skin laxity. It does not matter who you are, your age, or your genetic background. It is something we should all be aware of. Some people’s faces show “jowling” as early as the 30s. Skin laxity can attack all skin types and all age groups. Both men and women get skin laxity. As with all signs of aging, prevention should be the main focus.
It is a lot easier to prevent something from occurring than it is to reverse it once it has happened. And since most people aren’t happy with the signs of aging showing visually on their faces, prevention really is the best way to go.
What Causes Skin Laxity?
Skin laxity is often times genetic and it can occur at a very young age, however, there are some who suffer from skin laxity after a trauma or an accident, especially individuals who have suffered injury to the joints or ligaments.
Injured ligaments that have not healed properly can gain skin laxity. Ligament laxity can be caused by chronic body pain. This ailment affects approximately 5 percent of the population. It is thought to be genetic.
Stretch Marks - Stretch marks are long scars also called striae distensae. They can look like indented streaks across the skin. The stretch marks form when the connective tissue of the dermis is stretched beyond its limits. Essentially, the dermis tears and then the deeper layers of the skin are visible. This is common in pregnancy but can also happen with rapid weight gain, puberty and even fast growth of muscle mass seen in bodybuilders.