Loss of Skin Elasticity

Causes Of Lost Skin Elasticity & How To Improve It

Though a loss of skin elasticity is a natural part of the ageing process, it can also lead to a loss in confidence. At So Medical Aesthetics, we’re proud to enhance your natural beauty by providing a range of treatments that will slow the process.

Our skin is remarkable. It shields us from damage, and constantly adapts to changing environments. However, as time progresses, its texture and firmness inevitably dissipates. The loss of collagen leads to thinning, diminished fat, and a drop in elastin makes it harder for the skin to bounce back. Together, these changes are all telltale signs of declining skin elasticity!

At our clinic in Colchester, we constantly treat clients looking to improve their skin elasticity. In this blog, Nurse Sophie will delve into the science behind skin elasticity, sharing her effective techniques for improvement.

The Science Behind Skin Elasticity

Skin elasticity relies on the presence of elastin and collagen fibres within the dermis, the skin’s middle layer. Elastin imparts suppleness and flexibility, enabling the skin to rebound, whilst collagen offers structural support to prevent sagging. Together, they form the cornerstone of youthful skin.

From the age of 20, we lose approximately 1% of our collagen production every year. Likewise, the elastin in our skin diminishes too. As time passes, external elements like sun exposure, pollution and smoking can accelerate the deterioration of these essential skin components. And eventually, the cumulative impact results in noticeable signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, fine lines and a loss of skin elasticity.

The First Signs Of Sagging Skin

The first signs of sagging skin often appear in our late 20’s or early 30’s. Fine lines, also known as expression lines, are amongst the early indicators. The under eyes and temples start to appear hollow and sunken, and firmness is lost in areas like the cheeks and jawline.

As we reach our 50’s, the effects of decreased elasticity become more prominent; gravity takes its toll, and the emergence of nasolabial folds and marionette lines appear.

Whilst these changes are a natural part of the ageing process, there are effective skin rejuvenation techniques that can help to improve them.

How To Improve Skin Elasticity With Treatments In Colchester

At So Medical Aesthetics, we strive to champion natural beauty! But we also believe that there’s no harm in reversing the signs of ageing to restore lost confidence. With a ‘tweakment’, you can enhance rather than change the appearance of your skin to improve elasticity.


Profhilo is made from a highly concentrated and purified hyaluronic acid – a naturally occuring hydrating agent. It replaces the elasticity that we lose with age, lifting, plumping and tightening sagging skin. Profhilo can also be used to treat skin laxity on the abdomen, inner thighs and buttocks.


Polynucleotides are a type of regenerative medicine favoured for their ability to induce bio-regeneration within the skin. Composed of long chains of salmon DNA, they stimulate fibroblast cells to increase cell renewal, collagen production and hydration. As a result, they improve elasticity and diminish wrinkles from the inside-out.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti wrinkle injections contain a potent purified neurotoxin that blocks communication between the muscle and the nerves that connect to it. This prevents the muscle from contracting, therefore improving the effects of weakened skin elasticity.

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are highly effective at improving skin elasticity. The injectable, gel-like substances are used to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles and enhance facial contours. They address common signs of ageing, including fine lines, sagging skin and hollowing, alongside other concerns such as thinning lips, recessed scars and uneven skin texture.

Radio Frequency Microneedling & HIFU

Radio frequency microneedling uses a combination of tiny needles and radio frequency waves to prompt the production of collagen, thus improving texture and reducing wrinkles. The treatment can be combined with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to lift, tighten and reduce pockets of stubborn fat on the face, neck, decolletage and body.

How Can Lifestyle Affect My Skin?

Beyond aesthetic anti ageing treatments, your lifestyle plays a significant role in maintaining skin elasticity! At at our aesthetic clinic in Hampshire, our skin specialist Charlotte recommends that you;

  • Enjoy A Balanced Diet – A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will nourish the skin from within. Fruits, vegetables and wholegrains will promote overall skin health, whereas excessive sugar consumption may lead to increased oil production.
  • Take Sun Protection Seriously – Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial in preventing premature skin ageing. It’s important to wear SPF with adequate protection, seek shade and wear protective clothing when exposed to the sun.
  • Remain Hydrated – Keeping your skin hydrated is essential for maintaining its elasticity. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and use hydrating skincare products to reinforce your skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Avoid Smoking; Smoking accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to premature ageing. Quitting the habit, however, can significantly benefit your skin’s health and appearance.

Skin Elasticity Treatments At So Medical Aesthetics

Ageing is inevitable. But at So Medical Aesthetics, our comprehensive range of facial rejuvenation and anti ageing treatments are designed to improve your skin elasticity, and restore your confidence! Our team of medically-trained practitioners are on hand to customise a treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals, ensuring the best possible outcome.

To explore the available tweakments at So Medical Aesthetics, and kickstart your journey to plump, rejuvenated skin that radiates confidence, book a free consultation with our team