You have put the hard work in at the gym, pounded the treadmill, and dieted your way down to your goal weight, and the fat is reduced but it has left your skin looking a little saggy.
So what can you do to tone up and remove loose skin after weight loss?
What Causes Loose Skin After Weight Loss?
Before discovering how to remove loose skin, it may be interesting to find out just what exactly causes sagging, crepey skin. Loose skin, on both the face and body, is often associated with the loss of fat. People who have lost significant amounts of weight are also more susceptible as carrying extra weight for an extended period of time can cause damage to the collagen and elastin fibres which are connective tissues in your dermis.
This makes it harder for the skin to snap back when you lose weight. If you lose a significant amount of weight such as 100 pounds or more, then significant amounts of slacker skin may be the result. This happens more commonly when the weight loss is rapid, such as following any bariatric surgery.
Age can also be a factor since younger skin bounces back more readily, your age at the time of weight loss can also play a role in how loose your skin becomes.
Remove Loose Skin With Ultraformer
The Ultraformer device is one of the most effective skin tightening treatments currently available. Ultraformer utilizes high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and produces some staggering results for both your face and body, avoiding the need for painful surgery.
By gently heating the dermal layers this method of using HIFU causes micro-coagulation and subcutaneous fat micro-reduction. Because the Ultraformer device can target a wide variance of dermis layers it can remove loose skin effectively even in the most delicate areas of the body, such as around the eyes. Results from treatment are immediate although, you may notice continuous improvements for the following 3 to 6 months.
Using Ultraformer we can tighten the skin across the face and body, which can help eliminate skin folds, fine lines, smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and decrease skin laxity. This procedure will leave you with firmer, more lifted contours, and skin. The treatment time itself is incredibly speedy, with most sessions taking up to an hour to perform.
Depending on the severity of the indication, you may require more or less treatment. It will also depend on the desired outcome from treatment. This will be outlined to you upon consultation with one of our highly-trained aestheticians.
Remove Loose Skin With BTL Exilis
BTL Exilis is a radiofrequency and ultrasound treatment that has been designed to promote the tightening of the skin and the break down of fat cells. This versatile radiofrequency & ultrasound device can be used to target the skin and subcutaneous fat at various controlled depths for optimal skin tightening. In addition to stimulating collagen production, controlled destruction of superficial fatty tissues can also be achieved.
BTL Exilis is a non-surgical option so there is no risk of infection or lengthy downtime and the treatment accelerates collagen production, in order to firm the skin and improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture. BTL Exilis can also be used on both face and body as it has two adaptive hand-pieces and each treatment can be tailored to your individual needs.
On average, our patients will have 6-8 sessions of Exilis to see the desired result. It is advised that patients have treatment every 1-2 weeks.
Remove Loose Skin At PHI Clinic
At PHI we pride ourselves on having the most up to date and innovative treatments available to address all of your, weight loss, sagging skin removal, and muscle toning needs. Each patient that comes to us is recognised as totally unique and so during your consultation process with one of our highly skilled medical professionals, we will listen closely to your goals and build a treatment plan alongside you that will help you achieve your objectives and regain your body and your confidence.