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Lack of Skin Tightness

Why does the skin lose tightness?

As we age the underlying supporting structure of our skin and the network of collagen fibres becomes less effiective. The fat areas become thinner and the body’s own hyaluronic acid (HA) lessens in quality so the skin becomes less hydrated. The bony structure and muscles also lose volume; this all contributes to the skin’s lack of strength, tone and tightness.

Areas of our face that benefit from treatment for a lack of skin tightness are;

  • Around the eyes or crow’s feet

  • A lack of volume in the cheeks or mid face

  • Heaviness in the lower face or jowls and around the mouth (peri oral area).

The neck, décolletage and hands are areas that are consistently exposed to the environment; excessive sun exposure thins and ages the skin prematurely making the skin rougher and less elastic.

Treatments recommended to tighten the skin will vary according to the condition or area; this could be Botox, EndyMed 3Deep RF (radio frequency), and EndyMed 3Deep with FSR (Fractional Skin Resurfacing) the Genuine Dermaroller (EDS), Dermal Fillers; Restylane and Emervale and the Restylane Skin Booster range. Following an assessment and consultation the best treatment plan will be fully discussed with you.

Eyes or Crows Feet

The area around the eyes is more susceptible to a lack of skin tightness than others area of the upper face. The skin is thinner here even when we are younger, external lifestyle and sun damage will contribute to a lack of elasticity.


Our cheeks lose fat, collagen, elastin and HA which offer support to facial volume.  As this process occurs over time we see the visible signs of ageing as a lack of skin tightness.

Jowls and Oral Commissures

Over a period of time the different make up of our skin and underlying structures do tend to move south to the jaw line. This area is called the jowls. The jowl area is a combination of a lack of skin tightness and a loss of facial volume. This can also occur around the lower mouth area particularly from the corners of the mouth to the chin which is called the Oral Commissures.

The Neck

The skin on our necks is naturally loose to facilitate turning or bending our heads. This laxity increases over time and tends to result in the appearance of visibly loose skin on the neck.


This is an area that is often exposed to the sun. Lack of skin tightness and elasticity is also an indication of photo damaged skin as are age spots or pigmentation.


Protecting the hands is often forgotten and they show signs of ageing too! Hands are consistently exposed to the elements, as well as the natural ageing process. A reduction of fat muscle and collagen result in a lack of skin tightness.