So, you finally worked off all your excess weight and have reached your target weight loss goal—congratulations! The unfortunate news is that you’re likely now dealing with a new problem no one ever warned you about: excess, sagging skin.
The most common problem areas for sagging skin after rapid weight loss are the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. It’s no coincidence that these also tend to be the areas where fat most often accumulates.
As you gain weight, your skin stretches in proportion. The more fat that accumulates in one area, the more the skin stretches to allow for the increase in fat cells. If you rapidly lose a significant amount of weight, the fat cells are no longer keeping your stretched skin taut, meaning loose, sagging skin possibly accompanied by cellulite and an increased appearance of wrinkles. These side effects are a result of a decline in elastin, which is what gives skin its stretchiness. Sagging, loose skin is especially common among yo-yo dieters, whose elastin levels are much lower.
Of course, shedding those extra pounds benefits your health significantly, so keeping weight on to avoid these side effects clearly isn’t a choice. So, how do you avoid sagging skin after weight loss?
After finally hitting your weight loss goals, the last thing you want is to feel self-conscious about your body because of excess skin. While you may consider going under the knife to remove loose skin, a non-surgical skin tightening treatment can offer great results without the pain or downtime associated with surgery.
Through advanced radio frequency technology, these treatments create uniform heat below the skin’s surface, boosting collagen production and elastin fibers. These treatments are quick, effective, and pain-free with no downtime—definite pluses if you’re looking to avoid surgery. The result is firmer-looking skin and a tighter appearance, so you can enjoy showing off the new body you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
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