With all the meticulous diet plans and regular workouts, losing weight is generally a positive thing. However, the unspoken topic that is rarely discussed, is the unfortunate side effect of loose saggy skin. A very common sight during one’s weight loss journey; loose skin tends to occur in the abdominal area, thighs, and arms.
Sagging of skin affects both male and female. Several factors that cause skin laxity are weight loss, lifestyle factors, or simply aging.
One point to note is that you should never be ashamed, as this shows the major progression in your body goals. However, such evident signs may affect your self-esteem in the long-run, but fret not, because we do have solutions to treat saggy skin!
Factors that contribute to skin laxity:
- Weight loss ― A common side effect during weight loss. Can be accelerated if the progress is too rapid.
- Post-pregnancy ― During pregnancy, the skin around the abdominal area is stretched as the fetus grows.
- Aging ― As you age, lesser collagen is produced and elastin weakens within the skin structure, causing skin to lose its firmness.
- Sun ― Excessive exposure to UVA/UVB rays can speed up skin aging as it directly affects the production of elastin and collagen within the skin.
- Smoking ― This bad habit increases the level of free radicals causing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.
If you are concerned or is seeking to treat sagging skin on your body, here are some solutions that will tighten loose skin:
Incorporate exercises that tone muscles and reduce its saggy appearance. Some workouts that you may consider include resistance training, pilates, and fascia exercises.
Studies have shown that collagen supplements can help boost existing collagen production naturally. Try adding collagen and hyaluronic acid supplements into your diet to see results. Hydrolyzed collagen (also known as collagen hydrolysate) in powdered form is readily available at drugstores. Hyaluronic acid plays a vital role as it helps to retain moisture, keeping your skin supple and plump, which eliminates the appearance of saggy skin and fine lines/wrinkles.
Products that are formulated with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinol improve skin elasticity and tighten the skin. Due to our skin’s limitations in absorbing, the application of topical treatments are required for a long time to see actual results. Hence, such treatments are commonly marketed to reduce mild sagging on face, decollate, and jawline.
Some people may opt for surgical options, such as liposuction, to remove excessive skin after significant weight loss. A major disadvantage of such invasive surgery is the downtime and pain. As large incisions are afflicted on the skin, expect a long recovery period at both hospital (1 – 4 days) and at home (2 – 4 weeks). Post-surgery complications such as bleeding and infections are also a possibility.
If downtime and pain is an important factor, you may consider non-invasive aesthetics treatments that harness powerful technology, yet deliver quick results.
An ideal treatment to treat sagging skin will be the Apollo Tripollar® Radio Frequency. This technology helps to decrease your body fat percentage by heating skin to 42 degrees, accelerating your fat cell’s metabolic rate. The increase in temperature forces the fat cells to dissolve fatty acids (liquid fat), which then passes out naturally through the blood and lymphatic system. This treatment promises no downtime with effective results. Many of our clients have compared this treatment to have a nice, warm soothing massage!
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Our newest treatment — Fat Freeze (commonly known as Cryolipolysis) uses advanced controlled cooling technology to break down fats by 20% to 25%. These fat cells will then be naturally processed and eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. A perfect treatment for achieving fat loss and precision spot targeting for all body areas.
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Venus is the first and only FDA-cleared technology that combines Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to deliver safe, painless treatments with immediate results. It heats up and shrinks fat cells hidden deep below the skin’s surface, while accelerating collagen production, reducing body circumference to enhance the contours of the body.
These treatments are quick, painless, and promise minimal to no downtime, allowing it to be so convenient and efficient in treating skin laxity. Through such, you can achieve your aesthetic goals within a shorter time.