Loose skin is characterized by reduced elasticity, resulting in sagging or wrinkled skin often associated with weight loss, aging, or other factors.
Why do we get loose skin as we age?
Loose skin often occurs when the skin loses its elasticity due to factors such as:
- Dramatic weight loss
- Post-pregnancy changes
The skin's elasticity is influenced by collagen and elastin – naturally occurring proteins that allow your skin to return to its normal state after stretching. Our bodies produce less of these proteins as we age, leading to loose, sagging skin.