Skin Elasticity

Definition - What does Skin Elasticity mean?

Skin elasticity is the ability of the skin to come back to its normal position after being stretched. It's connected to the presence and the amount of two proteins in the skin: collagen and elastin. Skin elasticity is gradually lost with age, as the aging process includes the decrease of collagen and elastin production. Dermal fillers are used in cosmetic surgery as a means of supplying the skin with collagen lost in the aging process.

TheConsultation explains Skin Elasticity

Skin elasticity is mostly connected to aging. Children and youth have high levels of collagen and elastin in their skin, which makes the skin elastic. This is presented by the fresh, firm and smooth appearance of the skin. The aging process is marked by the limited production of the two proteins, which makes the skin lose its elasticity. This makes the skin look leathery and rough, with more noticeable lines. Skin elasticity is connected not only to aging, but to hydration, exercise, smoking and sun exposure.

Skin elasticity can be improved by physical and chemical exfoliation, crèmes, and supplements. Derma fillers are a further means of supplying the skin with additional collagen. The aesthetical consequences of the reduction in skin elasticity can also be removed with cosmetic surgery, namely with face lifts and botox injections.

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