Why Body Contouring after Weight Loss is Critical | LightRx
What is Non-surgical Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a combination of multiple treatments in order to reach an all-encompassing body image. This can include, but is not limited to, laser lipo, skin tightening treatments and cellulite removal. If there are a host of things that you would like to change about your body, then creating a body contouring plan with us will set you on the path for a better body.
We can help you fit into your favorite jeans again or fill out your favorite bikini. If you just want to feel more confident when you look in the mirror, we have treatments that can help you. The best part is that all of our treatments are non-invasive and come with no downtime.
This significantly reduces the chance for any serious or adverse side effects and makes it much more convenient for you as you will be able to leave our clinic after a treatment and return to normal activities immediately.
This is especially true when compared to more invasive methods of body contouring, which often comes with the risk of infections or organ damage and requires downtime for recovery meaning you could miss days or even weeks of work or whatever other responsibilities you may have.
What Happens to the Skin After Weight Loss?
The skin is not just a lay or protective material surrounding the body, it is itself its own living organ composed of millions of individual cells, and we need to treat it as such. When we gain weight, the skin stretches and when we lose weight it shrinks. However, if we lose a lot of weight very quickly it may take a while for the skin to catch up with the rapid pace at which the body is changing, and you will be left with a lot of loose skin.
This is completely natural although if you are trying to lose weight and improve your appearance having a lot of loose skin can be disheartening. The surface level skin cells die off and are replaced nearly every day all the time, but the cells on the deeper layers of the skin are not replaced nearly as often. As a result, when you lose weight very quickly the elasticity of the skin is temporarily weakened, and post weight loss skin can be flabby and loose.
The Surgical Option
If you are looking for options for body contouring after weight loss, there are a couple avenues for dealing with the loose skin following weight loss. One of those options is surgery. There are surgical treatments such as arm lifts and tummy tucks that are designed to reduce the amount of loose skin.
Most of these treatments involve being put under anesthesia and having the excess fat and skin cut off of the body and the remaining skin stretched and stitched back together. These surgeries come with all the risks of surgery such as infections, scarring, bleeding, damage to organs, damage to muscles, persistent pain, and fluid accumulation.
Along with these risks also comes downtime. The body may need days or even weeks following a surgical treatment of this nature in order to bounce back and be able to return to normal activities such as work.
Body Contouring at LightRx
At LightRx we offer a nonsurgical, noninvasive alternative to body contouring after weight loss. Our skin tightening treatments are non-invasive, and are performed with low-level lasers, radio frequencies, and electromagnetic waves. Instead of risking the dangers of going under the knife we simply heat the skin to a safe temperature. This heating triggers the body’s natural healing process that creates skin fibers to tighten the skin.
These options when compared to surgical methods are much safer and can have equally drastic results. Not to mention they are often much more affordable than surgery because there is no need to pay for all the complexities and accoutrements that come with surgery. Plus, when considering the opportunity cost of the downtime that comes with surgery compared to the no downtime that comes with a noninvasive treatment the cost comparison is not even close.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you would like to know more about pricing, treatment length, and if nonsurgical body contouring is right for you, you can book a free consultation at the nearest LightRx location to you. The number of treatments will be determined during your free consultation and will depend on your desired result for your skin and the area being targeted. The best way to know exactly what treatment is right for you is by calling us at 877-721-4547 and scheduling a consultation in one of our offices. These consultations take as little as 30 minutes and are private one on one consultations with the clinic director.