As we age, many things change about our body. Our metabolism slows and we may gain weight in many places where we didn't used to see weight gain. Once you notice the weight gain, you might decide it's time to cut back on your carbs (or some other diet recommended by your doctor) and hit the gym. After a long hard haul of weeks that remind you just how out of shape you've become, you finally manage to lose weight on the scale, but don't notice the cosmetic improvement you want. You still have bulges and pouches and paunches. They may even look worse now because they are loose and empty.
This is because part of your problem is not just weight gain--it's changes in your skin that make it less elastic. It tends to stretch out and not return to its previous size and shape. This used to be as much a problem for liposuction treatments as well, but with the introduction of SmartLipo, we are able to do something about excess skin.
SmartLipo uses laser energy to stimulate the skin to produce more collagen and elastin--proteins that give your skin elasticity. This healing response helps the skin to tighten better in treated areas. For minor to moderate excess skin laxity, SmartLipo gives great results, making it a great treatment for:
- Male breast reduction
For significant excess skin, it may be necessary to remove it surgically, as with an abdominoplasty.
To learn whether SmartLipo can treat your excess skin, please schedule a consultation at JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York City.