Losing weight is a challenging task. It takes determination, consistency, and commitment to shed unwanted pounds with diet and exercise. While losing weight will undoubtedly lead to better overall health, you may now be faced with another unexpected problem. Excess skin from your once-heavier frame may still be present, leaving you to wonder if loose skin will go away with time.
How Loose Skin Happens After Weight Loss
Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Its job is to protect your inner organs from the outside world to keep everything running smoothly. 80% of our skin is built up of collagen, a protein that gives skin its strength and firmness, while elastin keeps our skin tight.
When the body gains weight, the skin expands to accommodate the larger proportions. After weight loss, the skin contracts. However, if your skin has been overstretched for years, the collagen and elastin fibers become damaged and cannot fully retract. This results in loose, sagging, and excessive amounts of skin after weight loss.
BTL Exilis Ultra For Skin Tightening
The BTL Exilis Ultra treatment can be customized to focus on skin tightening, fat loss, or cellulite reduction. For skin tightening, the Exilis Ultra uses heat to stimulate collagen production to produce a smoother and firmer look and feel to the skin. For fat reduction and body contouring, the heat that penetrates the fat tissue permanently destroys the fat cells to sculpt and slim the body.
Since the Exilis Ultra treatments are painless, no anesthesia is required. During the treatment, a hand piece is gently glided over the treatment area. A warm sensation can be felt as the heat energy is delivered to the targeted depth of penetration in the skin’s deeper layers. The device engages the cooling system to protect the upper layers of skin as it monitors the skin’s temperature throughout treatment. When combined, the deep heating and superficial cooling create a comfortable treatment that lasts for about 45-60 minutes per treatment area.
Effective Treatment Areas
The Exilis Ultra system is highly effective and versatile. This unique treatment can address far more body areas than other devices on the market that can tighten loose skin and sculpt the body. Large and small hand pieces make it possible for treatments to be performed on virtually any area of the body and face, including hard-to-reach areas like the lips, ear lobes, underarms, elbows, calves, and behind the knees.
Patients report seeing visible improvements as soon as after the second treatment session; however, it’s more likely to see noticeable improvements up to 6 months after the initial treatment. We recommend continuing treatments as discussed on your treatment plan, maintaining a healthy diet, and keeping your body hydrated for ultimate results.
Combining BTL Skin Tightening With Fraxel Treatments
The Fraxel laser treatment is commonly used to diminish or eradicate aging skin. Fraxel laser treatments are cosmetically applied, and it’s an effective method for removing fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel can also be used to improve the skin’s texture by smoothing roughness and improving the appearance of stretch marks.
Skin Concerns Fraxel Laser Can Treat
Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
Melasma (pregnancy mask)
Pigmented lesions from aging or sun damage
Fine lines around the eyes
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re ready to tighten loose skin after weight loss, BTL skin tightening treatments may be the perfect treatment option for you. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa. Contact us today to learn more about our April specials on skin tightening and body contouring treatments.