Having taut, firm skin is universally perceived as youthful. As we age, the natural effects of gravity and decreasing production of structural proteins in the skin result in a significant loss of tone and elasticity. Sun exposure plays a significant role, as well.
And then there’s loose, hanging skin after massive weight loss.
Why it happens
The loose folds of skin that appear after weight loss are common under the arm area, the lower abdomen, and the inner thighs. What drives their appearance in the first place? The skin is an organ comprised of different types of tissues. The middle layer, the dermis, is made of elastic connective tissues. These tissues expand when a person gains extra pounds but may not be able to fully shrink back to their original size when a large amount of weight is lost. The more quickly you lost the weight, the less time your skin can adapt to its new shape.
Smoking, sun exposure, constant dehydration, and poor nutrition are other factors that can cause your skin to sag and gradually lose firmness.
Skin tightening after massive weight loss
At the Creative Image Laser Solutions office, skin tightening after weight loss is possible through laser treatments. The number of sessions required to achieve desired outcomes depends on the degree and extent of loose skin that a patient has.
Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your skin tightening options today! Call 734-794-3786 or fill out one of our contact forms.