Skin Elasticity and How to Get Rid of Saggy Skin
No matter the amount of weight we’ve lost or the healthy lifestyles we live, we all suffer from sagging skin. Gravity is not our friend some days and combined with the natural aging processes of our bodies, our skin doesn’t hold the same elasticity as it used to. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of saggy skin.
Why Skin Doesn’t Tighten
Skin elasticity is what determines whether or not your skin will “snap” back into place with the rest of your body. Your skin elasticity is determined by your age, genetics, and how long you had the excess weight for. No matter how fast or how slow you lose the weight, the longer you had the weight for, the less likely it’s going to snap back on its own.
Collagen is an important factor in the elasticity of your skin, and its part of the natural process of our bodies to lose collagen and elastin as we age. Even by the time you turn 20, your collagen production declines by 1% every year while your skins thickness decreases 20% every 10 years. Excess weight is just one of the factors that can affect your skin as you age.
The Problems of Saggy Skin
Not only can saggy skin create self esteem problems, but it can also harm you physically and mentally. You can cause rashes, yeast infections, and mental health problems.
As you sweat, perspiration can get trapped in the folds of the skin, which can lead to irritation and rashes. A good, temporary solution to try and avoid the can be using powder or cornstarch.
Loose skin can also make getting in shape difficult. Having that excess weight hanging from your body can truly have an affect on your center of gravity. As you’re working out, it can make balance difficult.
For some, having loose skin can lead to different mental struggles. While some may not mind the sagging skin being there, it can cause others to become emotionally distraught. It reminds them of their old life and emotions they dealt with when they were overweight or obese. This can lead to returned feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and low self-esteem. It can cause relapses in weight for many that suffer from these feelings.
How to Get Rid of Saggy Skin
Building muscle can help plump skin some, but no magic cream is going to help your skin snap back into place at the pace you want it to. There are solutions to the dilemma, and it comes down to surgical and non-surgical solutions.
One option to get rid of sagging skin is to go under the knife to have it removed. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to having surgery to remove saggy skin:
These surgeries require a lot of money and they aren’t covered by insurances because they are seen as a cosmetic surgery rather than a necessity. You could be spending thousands of dollars on a surgery, to face the other complications that follow.
- Health Stipulations
Some doctors require different health stipulations in order for you to undergo surgery. They either want you to have a certain amount of weight lost, you need to have a specific amount of excess weight, or other health concerns.
- Limited Areas
Doctors will only work on a limited amount of areas, too. If you’ve lost a lot of weight all over your body, it will require many different treatments and a lot of recovery time before you get to your body goals.
There are always going to be the chances of complications when you undergo surgery. You are opening up your body and skin to the elements. Your body can also react differently to surgeries and stresses like that to your body. You open up to infection, blood circulation problems, and other dilemmas.
No matter the surgery, you will have scarring because it’s cutting your skin. While there are many procedures to try and reduce scarring, that’s more money you’ll have to pay on top of the amount you’ve already paid.
Here at Sculpt MD, we offer non-surgical solutions to get rid of sagging and excess skin. One of them happens to be the BTL Exilis ™ for skin tightening. It uses a hand-held device to treat different areas of the body by combining radio frequency with ultrasound to reach the various depths of your skin.
How to Get Rid of Saggy Skin at Sculpt MD with BTL Exilis ™
As we mentioned, skin elasticity is determined by your collagen production. Because of the ultrasound energy penetrating the skin, it causes your body to rapidly produce a significant amount of collagen to create a tighter and smoother look to your skin.
The BTL Exilis ™ has many advantages that surgical options don’t:
- Cost Effective
Sculpt MD wants to make sure that your treatment doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. With the BTL Exilis ™, you don’t have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for your treatment!
- No Stipulations
If you’re ready to remove saggy skin from your body, so are we! We can help you get rid of any loose skin by creating a consultation with us to see how many treatments you’ll need!
- Body and Face Treatment
Did we mention you can treat areas on your body and face at Sculpt MD? We treat:
- Chin and Jaw
- And More!
- No Side Effects
Since the BTL Exilis ™ is completely non-surgical, you don’t have to worry about any side effects or any downtime. You can get the procedure done on your lunch and return to work!
- No Scarring
Another positive of the non-surgical option is you won’t have to worry about incisions or marks that will leave scarring on your body!
Using our online system, you can schedule a consultation today and get closer to getting rid of that saggy skin! Learn more about the BTL Exilis™.