Loose Skin Denver

Effective treatments for aged, loose skin in Englewood/South Denver or Lone Tree

One of the most common complaints about aging skin is the loss of elasticity. No longer is it firm and smooth, gracefully covering full facial contours. Instead, it begins fitting a bit like an old, well-worn garment. Excess loose skin may hang in wrinkles and folds, with bones and angular features showing predominantly. This is caused by a combination of skin laxity and loss of volume.

Dermal fillers and laser skin tightening

Patients often assume that a single treatment can solve loose skin. However, depending on the severity of the problem, a combination approach may be best. Laser skin tightening firms and contracts collagen, making your skin more elastic, but it does not address volume loss. Similarly, dermal fillers can restore the facial substructure by replacing lost volume but they do not address skin laxity.

Limited research has shown no adverse effects from performing skin tightening after dermal fillers, although large-scale studies have not been performed. If you have previously received dermal fillers, you are still a candidate for skin tightening, which is an excellent treatment. However, if you are receiving both treatments as part of the same plan, we may recommend skin tightening first.

Other effective procedures

Replacing volume and improving elasticity can help restore a tired-looking, aged face to a more youthful appearance. However, even the combination of these procedures may not treat all of your wrinkles. Some lines and wrinkles, especially those in the eye area and on the forehead, are actually caused by muscles beneath the skin. While most muscles, including some in the face, weaken with age, others become rigid. This happens when the same muscle makes the same movement on a regular basis, such as those involved in frowning or squinting. Botox injections may be used to soften rigid muscles, smoothing the overlying skin.

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC offers a wide variety of aesthetic treatments at our offices in Englewood/South Denver and Lone Tree. We will be happy to work with you in developing a customized plan for comprehensive anti-aging treatment. Call us at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment.