No matter what the reason behind it, loose skin not only restricts what you wear, but it also can impact your self-image. At Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre, we have skin tightening options that will help you both look and feel better.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it shields you from the outside environment. It guards against elements like moisture, sunlight, and harmful toxins. The skin is made up of protective components including proteins, collagen, and elastin. Collagen and elastin together help make your skin firm and tight.
When your skin stretches due to rapid weight gain, it damages the skin’s components including the collagen and elastin which are responsible for our skin’s elasticity. The extent of the damage becomes more visible with weight loss.
Which Factors Influence the Severity of Loose Skin?
Weight loss is not the only factor that contributes to loose skin. For instance:
- The longer you are overweight, the looser the skin will be when you lose weight
- The older you are, the less collagen your skin produces
- Your skin may be genetically predisposed to how it responds to weight loss or gain
- Other elements like sun exposure, diet, and smoking impact your skin and can lead to further damage
- The physical and mental impact of loose skin
While losing weight may allow your clothes to fit better, it also solves physical and emotional challenges. Loose skin causes discomfort due to skin irritation. It can cause rash, ulcers, and infections, which can reduce your activity level.
It can also lead to feeling discouraged. People anticipate celebrating weight loss. Excess skin often leads to a poor body image and can make you feel as if the weight loss is not worth the sacrifice. Why? Because skin sagging hides the encouraging visual effects of weight loss.
Is a Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Alternative Right for Me?
There are varying factors to determine which solution is right for you. For instance, the Venus Viva™ procedure is excellent for patients who would like to tighten and lift loose skin. It also treats fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, acne scars, sun damage, and redness.
We understand that each patient has different needs and that’s why we at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre pride ourselves in coming up with a personal plan and solution for each of our patients at our centre in Delta, BC. We also serve residents in Surrey, Langley, and White Rock. Contact us today to schedule your skin tightening consultation!