Part 2: Skin Tightening After Weight Loss AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: April 12, 2023
Category: Blog

Many people struggle with sagging skin after weight loss, and if you find yourself in that same situation, then you may notice that you look slim in your clothing, but the moment you put on your bathing suit or something more revealing, then everything just seems a little bit off. You put in a lot of effort to lose excess weight, but you may still feel self-conscious about how you look.

Sometimes, your skin needs some extra time and care when you try to lose weight because the skin may not be able to keep up with the rapid breakdown of fat. This is when skin tightening treatments enter the scene to help your skin regain that firm and youthful look it once had. Let’s find out more about the treatments we offer at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics!

What Causes Loose Skin After Weight Loss?

When you gain weight, your skin expands and stretches so that it can accommodate these changes. If only slight weight is lost or gained, your skin can easily keep up with your body contour. However, if a significant amount of weight is lost too suddenly, it can sometimes be more difficult for your skin to retract and adjust to its new shape.

When your skin is stretched out, the elastin and collagen that make up 80 percent of your skin get damaged and begin to lose their elasticity. As a result, your skin may no longer have the ability to retract. For this reason, extreme weight loss (i.e., more than 100 lbs) over a short time frame can lead to a lot of excess skin.

To correct this, your skin needs its skin tightening agents back—collagen and elastin. Collagen supplements can be efficient, but there are also cosmetic procedures that can help restore lost proteins. For example, a substance may be injected into your body to replenish collagen, or certain procedures may be used to boost your own collagen production.

Best Options to Address Loose Skin

If you struggle with loose skin after weight loss, you no longer have to hide your body. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer several treatments that can help to bring your body back into shape.

  •  Potenza™

Potenza™ is an FDA-approved technology that uses radiofrequency microneedling to stimulate collagen production, among other benefits. Using ultra-thin needles mixed with radiofrequency, this treatment creates small holes in the top layer of your skin, triggering your body’s natural healing process. It’s a multi-purpose tool that can help you achieve youthful, plump skin.

As the micro-channels in your skin begin to heal, your body will create new collagen and elastin, which is responsible for tightening your skin. The result will be firmer, blemish-free skin over your entire body, not just your face. With Potenza™, you can treat multiple issues such as wrinkles, acne and acne scars, aging skin, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, cellulite, and many more.


  • truSculpt® Flex

truSculpt® flex is also a great method for you to obtain that smooth-looking skin. This procedure can address drooping skin without undergoing invasive surgery. Tummy tuck surgery and thigh lift surgery can be good options for some people, but who wants to go through downtime and potential scarring?

truSculpt® makes use of radiofrequency energy not only to address stubborn fat but also to tighten your loose skin. It can help get rid of cellulite, offering a more natural “lifting” effect. The results will be more gradual as the skin will restructure itself after the treatment.

  • SculpSure®   

Heat can destroy fat cells, and this is one of the reasons why cardio is such an effective weight loss method. The same principle applied to SculpSure®, a technique that uses heat to target stubborn body areas with loose skin.

The good news is that the 1069 nm wavelengths used by the SculpSure® treatment also target the adipose tissue within your skin. Moreover, the treatment is minimally invasive, so there are almost no SculpSure® side effects, which allows you to return to your daily routine after having the treatment.

The Bottom Line

Dealing with loose skin after weight loss is never easy. After all, you lose weight to feel confident, not to hide your body once more. If you want to see which skin tightening technique works best for you, then you can book an appointment with our medical providers at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics.


Did you miss our Part 1: Body-Sculpting Options at Dermacare? Check it out!

For more information about skin tightening, you can contact Dermacare Laser and Skin Care. We have offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, which you can reach at 858-943-2443 and 760-472-5088. You may also use our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.