Now that you’ve lost the extra weight, what you do with all that skin left? People who lost the weight after being hefty for quite some time or those who dropped the pounds after pregnancy now have to deal with all those skin problems. Here are the skin treatment options you can get for a better-trimmed body.
Skin Treatments After Weight Loss
A tummy tuck is one of the best way to fix the sagging that goes on in your abdominal area. It is a surgical procedure where the surgeon creates an incision that goes from one hipbone to the other. He then excises the extra fat, or removes it through liposuction, and then sutures the muscles which have been separated. If there is significant skin sagging, the surgeon excises the skin and stretch it out. It may come with certain risks, which is true for all surgical procedures, but it can sure give you a flat abdomen. Another benefit with this surgery is because it can also remove the stretch marks in the area.
Talk show host Wendy Williams was candid about her tummy tuck after her 50-pound weight loss, and you can see that definitely did her well.
Sea Salt Scrubs
Experts believe that the reason why sea salt scrubs, or other scrubs for that matter, help tighten skin after losing weight is because it increases blood flow. This supports better skin renewal and it helps promote better elastin and collagen production.
There are questions as to which is better between salt and sugar scrubs. Salt scrubs works better at smoothing rough skin because of its sharper edges, hence it is more abrasive. Sea salt scrub, in particular, are natural purifiers which also help remove toxins that block the pores of your skin. This means that the skin is able to breathe better, and it is excellent at tightening the skin and improving its texture.
Now that you’ve lost your weight, it pays to go on weight training exercises to achieve a tighter skin. But you need to have the right expectations about this because it is not a sure solution but it helps! You must know that the degree to which your skin shrinks with weight loss is also determined by your natural elastic tone. So if you are born with good skin, the better. However, the older you get, the chances of your skin bouncing back – even with exercise- tend to lessen.
It is always best to pair any skin tightening treatment with exercise because not only is it healthy, but it is also very good at keeping you fit and toned!
Another treatment which promotes skin tightening is Thermage. It is a non-invasive procedure which uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and elastin renewal and creation. It corrects skin sagging without damaging the surface layer of the skin. And the best thing about it is that it effects continue to improve over time.
The major drawback about this treatment is the painful sensation it creates. But the good news about it is that the company which manufactured this device came up with a new technology which resulted in Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology). It is a step further than the traditional device by incorporating patient comfort features to deliver the best experience and results.
If you are brave enough to try some unconventional method to tighten your skin, you can try microneedling. It works under the principle that skin cell regeneration is stimulated by the micro-trauma created to the skin. It uses a micro needle dermaroller to stimulate new collagen and elastin hence improving the thickness, elasticity, and smoothness of the skin. This reduces the appearance of sagging skin, but you also have to know that the results of this treatment may not be as dramatic as surgery – but it does help your skin care products absorb faster and more efficiently.
Laser skin tightening
Unlike Thermage which uses energy to tighten the skin, laser uses light to target the tissues. It is also another non-invasive collagen remodeling treatment without prolonged downtime. This requires a series of treatments to stimulate dermal collagen production and regeneration. This also promotes better cell turnover. All these are all necessary for promoting a smooth and tight skin anywhere on your body. Yes, whether if it is on your body or your face!
A lot of people swear by seaweed spa wraps to tighten the skin. They deem it to be an excellent soothing treatment to tone and tighten the skin. Your body is slathered with the special paste and then covered with a heated towel or a special blanket. Sometimes these seaweed paste is incorporated with essential oils and other skin care ingredients. It can detoxify the skin, remove dead skin, moisturize, reduce cellulite, regenerate cells, improve skin elasticity and even promote body contouring.
Either of these treatments works well for some people, or it may not. This will depend on several factors such as skin elasticity or your overall health. If you have significant skin sagging you might want to consult with your doctor, or a cosmetic surgeon, first before finally deciding over cosmetic surgery – or a tummy tuck. Some doctors advise that you try out other options first, before going in for surgery, or they might also want to see if you are the right candidate.
If you are looking for a reliable tummy tuck in Sydney or Canberra call the Dr. Daood Clinic today for your consultation!