Firm skin can easily be stretched and snapped back into place. Skin begins to sag when it lacks this capacity. Saggy skin can appear on the body in a variety of places. Saggy skin is commonly seen in the following areas:
1. The lids of the eyes
3. The chin
4. The Throat
5. Upper arms
6. Stomach problems
Saggy skin can be caused by several factors. These includes
1. The aging process.
Elastin and collagen, two key proteins produced in the dermis, are lost as skin ages. Elastin gives skin elasticity, as its name implies. It gives you firm skin that swings back when you stretch it.
Fibroblasts are the cells that make collagen. Collagen is responsible for the skin's tautness and firmness. Collagen is made up of tightly-woven fibers that aid in the structure and rigidity of the skin. As people get older, their ability to produce elastin and collagen decreases.
2. Loss of weight
The collagen and elastin fibers in your skin might be damaged by carrying extra weight for a long time. Skin has a harder time snapping back as you lose weight because of this. You may have sagging skin if you drop 100 pounds or more.
When weight loss is quick, such as following bariatric surgery, sagging skin is more probable. These weight loss methods can often result in a lot of sagging, drooping skin hanging around the body. Because younger skin recovers more quickly, your age at the time of weight reduction may influence how sagging your skin gets.
After pregnancy, it's common to develop some saggy, loose skin. Women who are pregnant with multiples, such as twins or triplets, may have more drooping skin around the belly than women who are expecting a single child. Age of the mother could also be a factor.
4. Ailment or diseases.
Saggy skin is associated with several medical disorders. One of these is granulomatous slack skin, a very rare subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
The skin on the elbows and knees gradually sags in those who have this illness. Treatment for saggy skin caused by granulomatous slack skin is often ineffective.
How to prevent saggy skin.
1. Get some exercise.
Exercise can help to improve saggy skin on the body caused by moderate weight loss or pregnancy. Any exercise that increases muscle mass and tightens muscles can help to lessen the appearance of slight skin drooping.
2. An adjustment in one's lifestyle.
Maintaining hydration, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding dangerous habits such as smoking will make your skin look younger and less sagging.
NOTE: Saggy skin isn't a medical disease, and it doesn't affect everyone. However, for other people, it might be annoying or hurt their self-esteem. If your saggy skin isn't responding to at-home treatments, talk to your doctor about your choices.
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