Losing weight isn’t always an easy process. It can take years of hard work, taking charge of one’s nutrition and fitness routine, to achieve and maintain a desirable weight. After doing all of that work, many people find they have an issue with loose or sagging skin. Here’s what you need to know about the loose skin issue, and what you can do about it:
Why does skin get loose after weight loss?
Our skin is pretty amazing; it grows as we grow, expanding effortlessly throughout pregnancy and other weight gains. The process is so subtle and gradual that we don’t even notice it’s happening. During weight loss, the volume of fat cells in your body is reduced at a faster pace than it had expanded. You’ve gotten smaller, but your skin has stayed the same size. The result is loose and saggy skin.
What’s the impact of loose and saggy skin after weight loss?
Just as everyone’s weight loss journey is unique, the issues presented by loose and saggy skin vary from individual to individual. In cases of significant weight loss, involving the loss of 100 or more pounds, the resulting loose and saggy skin can interfere with a person’s ability to move or function comfortably. In these cases, a surgical remedy is often the most appropriate treatment route. In less dramatic cases, the impact of loose and saggy skin is an aesthetic concern. Skin tightening eliminates this type of loose and saggy skin without the need for surgery.
Thermage: Skin Tightening made simple
Because we’re located in Westchester County, most of our clientele are extremely busy people with demanding schedules. Cosmetic treatments that can be conveniently scheduled, work quickly, are relatively painless and require little or no downtime are the most appropriate option for many. When we’re talking about skin tightening, that means Thermage.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to safely heat the skin deeply. This penetrating heat stimulates the body’s collagen producing mechanisms, spurring them into action to smooth and tighten loose and sagging skin. Thermage is an extremely targeted treatment, which makes it ideal for treating loose skin on the face and neck, as well as on the body.
Depending on the size of the area on which you’d like to achieve tighter, smoother skin, Thermage treatment can take as little as 20 minutes. Results are usually not immediately visible, but improvement is noticed in 6 months. Thermage is also used for skin contouring; after you’ve worked so hard to lose weight, it’s nice to enjoy some clear definition! Most people find their need for skin tightening addressed after a single treatment session, but if you’d like further refinement, sessions can be scheduled after 3-6 months have elapsed.
Look Great for Holiday Parties
Holiday gatherings and office parties are on the horizon. Make sure you look your best by addressing loose and saggy skin now. Free private consultations are available. Schedule yours today!