Achieving your weight loss goals is a big personal milestone that can bring you lots of pride and joy. However, if you lost too much weight in a short amount of time, you are sometimes left with loose skin. These excess flaps of skin commonly occur around your belly, in your legs, and on your arms. Saggy skin looks unsightly, which can dampen your self-confidence after feeling so good about the weight loss.
When you lose weight too quickly, there isn't enough time for the skin to adapt to the new shape of your body. Although loose skin can disappear on its own over time, the recovery process tends to be quite slow. Skin elasticity may also be influenced by your age, genes, and lifestyle habits, so the recovery speed varies by individual.
Fortunately, there are different ways to get rid of saggy skin after weight loss. Even if you have a lot of extra skin hanging from your body, Beauty Med offers many effective and powerful treatments. Here are the best techniques on how to reduce saggy skin during weight loss:
FORMA Skin Tightening Treatment
The FORMA Skin Tightening Treatment is a fantastic way to get rid of saggy skin after weight loss. FORMA is a painless, non-invasive procedure that uses radio-frequencies to stimulate the generation of collagen. This technique helps to tighten your skin from the inside out, and the results will always look natural. It can be applied on your arms, stomach, and any other areas with saggy skin.
This popular treatment is commonly used to tighten loose skin after weight loss. As an added bonus, it can also help to erase fine lines and wrinkles from your face. You will enjoy tighter, smoother, and stronger skin after the FORMA treatments.
PLUS Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatment
The PLUS Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatment is another effective method to reduce saggy skin during weight loss. Similar to FORMA, this is a non-invasive procedure that uses radio-frequencies to stimulate the production of collagen. The treatment is used to tighten loose skin on the abdomen, the under arm, as well as the inner and outer thighs.
During the treatment, you will feel a warm sensation on your skin that is akin to a hot stone massage. There is little downtime involved after the treatment, other than some slight redness that will fade away after a few hours. PLUS helps to even out any saggy skin, making it look healthier and more youthful.
Skin Tightening Products
Skin tightening products are ideal when you only need to treat a small quantity of saggy skin on your body. Use firming creams that contain collagen and elastin, which help to restore the skin's firmness. You can massage these skincare products onto your belly, legs, or arms. Even though the results may not be prominent, regular applications can improve the appearance of your loose skin over time.
You can also massage your loose skin with coconut oil and olive oil. These natural ingredients are often found in sea salt scrubs, which can be homemade or bought in-store. The scrub improves blood flow and circulation, which in turn improves the skin elasticity.
Skin Tightening Exercises
When you are focused on losing weight, you can also lose some of your muscle mass. Now that you have achieved your weight loss goals, building back the muscle mass is a good idea. Replacing the fat with lean muscles will help to improve the appearance of your saggy skin. Plus, exercising will help your body to stay healthy and keep you from regaining those extra pounds again.
Add at least a few strength training workouts to your schedule each week. Some good skin tightening exercises include crunches, bridges, and pelvic thrusts. Keep an eye out on the progress of your exercise routines. You may notice the reduction of flabby skin on your arms, legs, and belly over time.
Skin Tightening Diet & Habits
Collagen is a very important protein that builds the essential structure of your skin. To improve your skin elasticity, you can eat foods that contain collagen or help your body to produce more of it. This includes citrus fruits, bell peppers, egg whites, lentils, and bone broth. You should also consume foods contain protein, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids. Remember to drink plenty of water as well, since this will contribute to the overall health of your skin.
Certain habits may make your skin age prematurely, affecting its texture and elasticity. Try to avoid smoking and activities that require prolonged sun exposure. By spending less time away from cigarettes and the sun, your body will be in a better condition to recover from saggy skin.
For questions, guidance, or more information, call Beauty Med today at (905) 237-5034 or contact us to schedule your free consultation at our cosmetic acupuncture clinic in Richmond Hill.