With time the skin seems to become looser. This happens for a number of reasons. One is due to the effect of enviornmental stress on elastic fibers and collagen fibers in the skin. Enviornmental stress can be sun, pollution, diet and even just plain stress.
As a result the breakdown of these fibers causes laxity, increasing over years. Gravity plays a large part in pulling the looser skin downwards. The face will show some “jowling” as early as the 30′s. Puffiness and bags under the eyes can also be due in part to skin laxity. Laxity elsewhere on the body can show as fine crinkly lines and wrinkles and can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite.
Ultherapy the first-of-its-kind cosmetic treatment, is now available at Van Dyke Laser & Skin!The non-invasive, non-surgical treatment restores youth to the neck and chin line
Active FX is a resurfacing treatment that treats facial and neck laxity while it reduces lines, wrinkles, sundamage, scars and brownspots. Unlike Thermage, there is some downtime involved, it is know as a minimally invasive procedure.
A different approach to laxity is to replace lost volume. Our facial bones, fat and muscle actually get smaller as we age. Fillers and SculptraAesthetic can replace lost volume and result in an excellent lift!
Many patients have been able to delay facelifts because of the very nice results that can be obtained by fillers and non invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.