After achieving a significant weight loss goal, many women and men feel that their face appears to have aged, with more visible wrinkles and loose skin. Fortunately, with the right facial rejuvenation treatments after weight loss, you can enjoy your amazing weight loss results and a more youthful, energetic facial appearance.
Why Does Weight Loss Cause Facial Aging?
While losing weight in itself doesn’t cause skin aging, significant fat loss can leave you with loose facial skin and might make lines and wrinkles more noticeable, as there is now less volume to “fill” them in. Additionally, as we age, our skin contains less collagen and elastin, the main proteins responsible for giving skin its firm structure and ability to snap back into place when stretched. This can contribute to loose facial skin following weight loss.
What Is the Best Treatment for Loose Facial Skin?
There’s no single best treatment for loose facial skin — the right option for you will depend on your specific needs and goals. However, there are plenty of effective options for facial rejuvenation after weight loss:
- Injectable fillers. Like their name suggests, fillers can “fill in” lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost facial volume after weight loss. Depending on the type you choose, fillers typically last anywhere from 6 to 18 months.
- Facelift. If you want to tighten significant skin laxity, a surgical facelift may be the most effective option.
- Neck lift. Neck lifts can be performed on their own or in combination with a facelift to tighten and tone skin in the chin and neck areas.
- Laser skin rejuvenation. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments can help to tighten skin and smooth away wrinkles by stimulating your skin’s own collagen production and cell renewal process.
After a surgical or nonsurgical treatment, it is critical to use high-quality skincare products to help maintain your lifted look. Medical-grade products are designed to do more than clean and hydrate the surface of your skin. These products can also improve skin health and even help to rebuild collagen, maintaining a tight and toned appearance. We offer several high-quality skincare lines in our office.
For more information about the best facial rejuvenation after weight loss for you, call our Nashville office at 615-327-7407 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today!