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What Causes Loosening Of The Facial Skin?

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Question: Hello Doctor,
iam 39 years old man, weight 54kg, height 171cm.
In last couple of weeks, probably 4 weeks i have observed that only my facial skin has become a lot loose as against what it was say 6 months back..
Can u please suggest some remedy to tighten my facial skin?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding your concern related to loosening of facial skin

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist ). I have noted your concern.

As we age, dermal proteins - collagen and elastin - responsible for firmness and elasticity of skin, respectively, gradually diminish and therefore the skin may appear loose and inelastic with age - chronological ageing..
Moreover, sun is also an important contributor of overall aged appearance of face - photoageing..
In addition, other factors like smoking/weight loss/ dieting/ illness/ stress etc also contributes to an overall aged appearance of face..
Therefore I suggest you to use a broad spectrum sunscreen throughout the day to prevent/ slow down further sun induced degradation of dermal collagen.
To tighten already saggy/ loose skin would require stimulation of synthesis of new dermal collagen - procedures like fractional co2 laser, dermaroller/ micro needling, HIFU (high frequency focussed ultrasound) etc are quite useful in that regard.
You can take sessions of either of these for a noticeable improvement in sagging/ loose skin on face.
In addition general measures like avoidance of smoking, eating healthy, yoga or regular physical exercise like jogging/ walking etc are also helpful in maintaining youthful skin.

Regards
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What Causes Loosening Of The Facial Skin?

Brief Answer: Regarding your concern related to loosening of facial skin Detailed Answer: Hello. thank you. I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist ). I have noted your concern. As we age, dermal proteins - collagen and elastin - responsible for firmness and elasticity of skin, respectively, gradually diminish and therefore the skin may appear loose and inelastic with age - chronological ageing.. Moreover, sun is also an important contributor of overall aged appearance of face - photoageing.. In addition, other factors like smoking/weight loss/ dieting/ illness/ stress etc also contributes to an overall aged appearance of face.. Therefore I suggest you to use a broad spectrum sunscreen throughout the day to prevent/ slow down further sun induced degradation of dermal collagen. To tighten already saggy/ loose skin would require stimulation of synthesis of new dermal collagen - procedures like fractional co2 laser, dermaroller/ micro needling, HIFU (high frequency focussed ultrasound) etc are quite useful in that regard. You can take sessions of either of these for a noticeable improvement in sagging/ loose skin on face. In addition general measures like avoidance of smoking, eating healthy, yoga or regular physical exercise like jogging/ walking etc are also helpful in maintaining youthful skin. Regards