If you’ve lost a lot of weight after a successful diet and exercise regimen, liposuction or mesotherapy injections, one of the side effects of the weight loss may be loose skin. Many people discover that once the fat has disappeared, they’re left with unsightly skin folds that don’t resume a flat and smooth appearance no matter how much more weight is lost.
Fortunately, there are some ways to tighten and tone loose skin without surgery or a special exercise regimen. Here are some of the best treatment options available to get rid of loose skin after weight loss:
VelaShape Body Contouring Treatments
VelaShape is a popular body contouring procedure for those who have undergone liposuction or bariatric surgery because it helps to strengthen and tighten loose skin fairly quickly after healing is complete. VelaShape works using infrared heat energy to increase collagen production so that the skin becomes firmer and more toned. It is a good match for tightening loose skin around the stomach, hips, thighs and arms. You’ll need to undergo at least four to six treatments to see any significant results.
Thermage for Loose Skin
Thermage is a powerful skin tightening treatment that promises results after just a single session. Thermage delivers radiofrequency heat waves deep into the skin and tightens the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. This process also triggers collagen production, so the skin appears tighter and smoother within a few weeks after treatment. Thermage can be administered on several problem areas including the stomach, hips, thighs, arms and facial area to sculpt and tone the skin smooth.
Titan Skin Tightening Treatments
The Titan laser is a popular skin tightening treatment that uses advanced infrared light energy to heat up the dermis and tighten the skin. It works in a similar way as Thermage, and works to lift, tone and tighten the skin while causing the deep skin layers to contract. Not only does this treatment tighten and tone the skin, but it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and shrinks pores. The procedure is effective for tightening the skin on the face, abdomen, arms and legs and results are typically noticeable a few weeks after the treatment session.
ReFirme for Loose Skin
When you want to tighten and tone loose skin after weight loss, or just want to say goodbye to the signs of aging, ReFirme may be the best treatment option for you. The laser is designed to tighten and tone excess skin without surgery, and is a cost-effective procedure for patients who have lost a lot of weight by natural means. ReFirme can be used to tighten skin around the jaw and neck area, and tighten loose skin around smaller areas of the body such as the arms and lower abdomen.
All of these skin tightening and body contouring procedures can deliver results when they are combined with a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen.
Learn more about skin tightening procedures such as VelaShape in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for Thermage, Titan and other body contouring procedures after weight loss.