You might find yourself dealing with loose skin if you're aging, or if you've just achieved a substantial weight loss.
In either case, chances are you don't like it and want it gone.
Loose Skin From Aging
As the body ages, your skin produces less collagen, which is what keeps the skin tight and young looking. Less collagen means your skin loses its tightness, and leaves you with undesired loose skin.
Your body will also eventually produce less of the protein elastin. As the name indicates, this is what helps your skin stretch and bounce back, like an elastic. The sagging skin comes from the body losing its ability to recover from skin stretching.
Also, you might be aging your skin prematurely if you're spending time in the sun without sunscreen. The sun's ultraviolet radiation can speed up the rate at which your skin loses its elastin and collagen. This is sometimes called photoaging and can also cause loose skin, among other skin problems.
Loose Skin From Weight Loss.
It's the part of weight loss they never tell you about. You work hard to drop a substantial amount of weight, only to find there's loose skin left over when you're done.
It can happen after pregnancy, or it can happen after you fight to gain your body back after any sort of weight gain—and it is really aggravating.
People who suddenly lose a lot of weight from a disease or medical condition may also have loose skin from the rapid change.
Your skin is stretched beyond what it's designed to do, when you're overweight; hence the stretch marks. If you lose that weight, the skin tissue that went through the process of stretching may not fully recover back to its original shape, which gives you loose skin.
The Accent and Pellevé Radio Frequency
Accent and Pellevé are radiofrequency devices that offer a huge advance in skin tightening therapy. The harmless radio waves tighten skin, shrink fat cells, and boost circulation.
Radio waves induce electrical current. Collagen resist the flow, which creates heat. Collagen tightens up, while collagen production rises.
Dermal fillers are injected to "fill" any part of the face.
Most procedures take about half an hour and the effects of dermal fillers can be seen immediately following the first treatment. The duration of benefit depends on the substance used, the area injected, and the person injected, and can range from 9-18 months.
In Sculptra treatments, L-polylactic acid is injected. This acid occurs naturally in the body and is what leads to muscles feeling fatigued. It induces collagen formation, so the filling effect is from your own collagen.
Three 30 minute treatments are usually needed. You can still enjoy its effects after an amazing 3-4 years!
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your loose skin today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.