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Procedures to Treat Skin Laxity


Lax skin of the face can be improved with a combination of mini or moderate face lift surgery, cheek lift, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, upper lid blepharoplasty, brow lift and/or neck lift surgery. Dr. Mulholland is able to create rather significant enhancements and tightening of lax skin of the neck, face, upper abdomen, lower abdomen, arm, inner thigh and knee without the need for extensive excisional surgery.

Are You a Candidate?

Skin laxity generally occurs on the face, neck or body as a result of one or more combinations of influences and variables.  Those with skin laxity issues can seek the expertise of the professionals at SpaMedica to improve the appearance.

Procedure Details

There are multiple treatment options for skin laxity. These would include surgical (excisional) or non-incisional and excisional techniques. One of the most common and successful methods of improving skin laxity, especially if it is severe and significant, is excisional surgery. Lax skin of the face can be improved with a combination of mini or moderate face lift surgery, cheek lift, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, upper lid blepharoplasty, brow lift and/or neck lift surgery. The stealth-like scars of these procedures are almost imperceptible in Dr. Mulholland’s hands. The natural restorative outcomes of his procedures have gained him a wide reputation as one of Canada’s busiest and foremost facelift surgeons. Other surgical skin excisions for skin laxity include upper arm lifts, inner thigh lifts, mini or standard tummy tuck skin removals for lax skin.


As we age the face undergoes natural and predictable aging processes, consisting of deflation, descent and deterioration. Deflation refers to the loss of facial fat and volume that leaves the fullness of youth and soft tissues of youth unsupported. The unsupported tissues of the mid-face, jowl and neck then begin to descent.

Soft Tissue and Dermal Fillers

Other treatment options combined with injections of biostimulants such as Scupltura® and Radiesse®, can provide substantial results for lax skin and add volume and tightening.  Combining non-excisional, minimally-invasive skin tightening techniques, Dr. Mulho.

Radio Frequency Tightening

The use of under-the-skin radio frequency tightening uses electrical energy to stimulate production of new collagen and elastin, tightening the lak skin area of the face or body significantly.  BodyTite, NeckTite, and FaceTite.

Additional Procedures

Post-operative enhancement treatments to maintain the increased collagen content is often required. These usually are completely non-invasive in nature and involve radio frequency bulk heating devices, such as Thermage®, Accent, Venus Freeze or the Fractora™ FIRM devices.

Next Steps

If you’re interested in seeing Dr. Mulholland and/or his highly-trained and certified SpaMedica team of laser cosmetic dermatologists and medical skin care professionals, simply fill out the consultation request form or call SpaMedica in Toronto now and ask for a skin laxity consultation.

About Us

SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of highly-trained and skilled cosmetic laser dermatologists and medical skin care experts have been treating skin laxity for over 15 years. SpaMedica has gained a reputation as being one of Canada’s foremost and comprehensive cosmetic plastic surgery facilities, cosmetic laser dermatology cantres and medical spas. Dr. Mulholland himself has gained an international reputation as an expert in the management of skin laxity. He has pioneered and innovated many laser and radio frequency skin laxity procedures that have revolutionized and changed how aesthetic physicians manage. Patients have sought out Dr. Mulholland’s expertise, advice and therapeutic treatment to benefit from his wealth of experience and his access to SpaMedica’s comprehensive technology, which is Canada’s largest cosmetic laser skin care centre. Dr. Mulholland can combine his skills as a plastic surgeon for skin excision, when your skin laxity warrants it, or non-excisional techniques, such as laser, light energy, radio frequency, fractional or non-fractional tightening devices, sub-dermal under-the-skin heating with laser or radio frequency energy and/or suture suspension and thread lifts. His understanding and comprehensive array of technologies, ranging from soft-tissue injectables to non-excision, minimally-invasive procedures, has made Dr. Mulholland the logical choice in seeking consultation and treatment for your skin laxity concerns.