Causes & Treatments for Sagging Skin


While sagging skin becomes more prominent as you age, it is still a concern for people of all ages. You have likely tried many skin-tightening treatments that offer short-lived results. While searching for an effective skin tightening treatment, it is useful to understand the causes of loose skin. The Cutera Titan® treatment is a loose skin tightening procedure that offers long-lasting results and treats multiple areas of your body. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer Cutera Titan. If you would like to know more about this skin-tightening procedure, visit us in Jacksonville Beach, FL, or call us to schedule a consultation. 

When you visit us for your cosmetic treatment, we want you to have a comfortable and successful experience. We will be with you through your journey to healthier skin. We have many years of experience in the cosmetic field. We are ready to answer any question you have about the preparation, procedure, recovery, and results of your treatment. You can count on us to give you accurate advice and help you make informed decisions.

The Causes of Sagging Skin 

If you exercise, you will know that weight loss can contribute to sagging skin. Another factor to consider is the reduction of collagen and elastin in the dermis. Sagging skin occurs most commonly in older people. However, it can occur at a young age too. Finding an effective neck skin tightening, stomach skin tightening, and face skin tightening treatment does not have to be a challenge, regardless of your age. Here are a few causes that contribute to sagging skin: 

The Natural Process of Aging 

As you age, your skin loses two essential proteins known as collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are key factors in maintaining your skin’s elasticity and firmness. They give it the ability to bounce back when stretched. 

Collagen is produced by fibroblasts. It is made up of tightly wound fibers that help your skin maintain its structure. The production of both essential chemicals decreases as you age. These chemicals deteriorate over time due to other factors, such as your diet. 

External Factors 

Factors such as pollutants, cigarette smoke, poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, too much sun exposure, poor skincare routine, and other lifestyle choices also contribute to the quality of your skin. These factors can make you develop wrinkles and sagging skin at a young age. 

Drastic Weight loss 

If you have recently lost a large amount of weight, you likely have loose skin. While weight loss is a great achievement, loose skin can be a nuisance. Carrying extra weight for a long time causes damage to your collagen and elastin fibers. This makes it hard for your skin to snap back after weight loss. 

It is important to note that sagging skin is more common when weight loss is rapid. Since younger skin has more collagen and elastin levels, the age at which you lose weight will play a role in skin laxity. 


It’s no secret that the skin on your stomach will stretch during pregnancy. Women that carry twins or triplets will see significantly more sagging skin around their abdomen. Maternal age will also contribute to how much skin sagging occurs. 

Medical Conditions 

A medical condition may also contribute to sagging skin. Granulomatous slack skin is a rare subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This condition results in gradual skin loosening on the elbows and knees. 

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is another condition that results in loose skin. This is a rare connective tissue disorder that may be inherited. EDS is associated with a defect in collagen production, often in the face.

Sagging skin can occur in almost any area of your body, including jowls, chin, eyelids, throat, neck, upper arms, and stomach. 

An Effective Skin Tightening Treatment 

Cutera Titan utilizes an infrared light that heats the tissue in your dermis and stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. Titan can effectively treat your face, arms, legs, and abdomen without relying on invasive surgical incisions to achieve results. A unique factor that makes the treatment stand out is that the device provides more uniform light energy to heat your dermis than alternative treatments. 

Am I a Suitable Candidate For Cutera Titan? 

This skin tightening treatment is safe and effective for all skin types, skin tones, genders, and ages because it focuses on the tissue beneath your skin. 

How Many Treatments Do I Need? 

While you can enjoy noticeable results from this skin tightening treatment after a single session, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your area of concern and desired outcome to determine how many treatments you need to reach your goals. 

When will I See The Results? 

In some cases, results are seen immediately. However, due to the nature of the treatment, results typically appear gradually and discreetly over 3-6 months. This is because it takes time to produce new collagen. 

Quality Skin Tightening Treatments in Jacksonville Beach, FL 

Regardless of your age, you may have loose skin in various areas of your body. Traditional methods may only offer short-lived results, leaving you frustrated. Thankfully there is an advanced treatment that offers natural-looking, long-lasting results and requires little downtime. Cutera Titan is a skin-tightening treatment that stimulates collagen production to give you healthy, radiant skin. 

At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer the Cutera Titan treatment. If you would like to address your sagging skin with a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, call us at (904) 364-5585 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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