Reaching (or nearing) your weight loss goals can feel like crossing the finish line at the end of a marathon. You’ve worked so hard, you’ve come so far, you’ve accomplished so much, and you should feel proud of what you’ve achieved.
But many people are so focused on losing the weight that they don’t anticipate what can come with the weight loss. They’re expecting to feel like the best version of themselves, but their face seems less vibrant than it once was and their skin is loose in places they weren’t expecting.
Why? While most people look forward to a slimmer face as part of their weight loss journey, a loss of facial volume can leave people looking more aged than they’d like because natural fullness is what lends to a youthful appearance. In other words, the newfound “skinny” can leave people feeling older and less confident than they imagined.
Weight loss can also be associated with loose or sagging skin, which can happen in the neck, under the arms (“batwings”), in the stomach, and in other areas. This is natural. It is a real, tangible marker of the pounds you’ve dropped – and is absolutely not a reason not to pursue your weight loss goals. This is just to say that if you are eager to eliminate loose skin, or address a loss of volume so you can feel as fit, tight, toned and vibrant as the new number on the scale would indicate, you aren’t alone.
For those that have lost or are losing weight, we can help provide effective solutions to complement your journey and have you looking and feeling your absolute best.
For those concerned about loss of volume in the face—such as those with the so called Ozempic Face, our line of industry leading fillers can add a touch of volume to reinvigorate and rejuvenate your appearance. Loss of volume in the face is not a new phenomenon with Ozempic or similar weight loss products. But given this trend in the news, we are hearing people ask, “Why would I want to add more volume when I’ve just worked so hard to take the weight off?” Because these fillers are strategically placed to add a touch of natural lift in areas that otherwise seem aged, including the cheeks and jawline. Dermal fillers are a unique type of injectable treatment designed to enhance or restore volume in the face and can also be a good option for patients who want to enhance the contours of the face and achieve a more youthful appearance.
For those with loose or sagging skin, our diverse range of non-surgical skin tightening therapies can improve elasticity and produce a more youthful appearance. Many of these therapies are focused on restoring collagen to the skin, which is the natural protein responsible for maintaining skin hydration and elasticity.
- Ultherapy is one of our favorites for helping build collagen in a way that tightens and lifts the skin. This safe, FDA-approved treatment delivers tightening and lifting benefits for a variety of facial areas including the jowls, neck and chin—as well as the brow and under eyes. This non-invasive skin tightening treatment also helps to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
- Microneedling with radiofrequency, including VirtueRF, Profound, PiXel8 RF are also top choices for tightening skin and addressing “crepey skin” (that thin, wrinkled look that often adds years where there are none). In fact, Profound has been deemed the “non-surgical face lift” in the industry and can help deliver remarkable results in a variety of candidates.
For those looking to tone hard to train areas that just won’t seem to cooperate no matter how hard you work, we offer proven body sculpting services including COOLSCULPTING®, COOLTONETM and EMSCULPT NEO®. EMSCULPT NEO is a revolutionary, non-invasive body contouring procedure that simultaneously reduces unwanted fat, tones muscles and tightens the skin for the ultimate slimmed silhouette. With our body sculpting services, it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight or not! Even if you’re at your ideal weight, problem areas can still exist. These body sculpting treatments help men and women address those challenging, hard to train areas in effective, non-invasive ways.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, our partner practice the Age Management Center of New England provides a variety of individualized medical weight loss programs to help patients overcome obstacles and reach their goals, including semaglutide for qualified patients. If you’ve already achieved or are nearing your weight loss goals and want help crossing the finish line, or feeling your best once you’ve gotten there, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn about the treatments and services we can offer to help you look and feel your absolute best.
You’ve worked hard. You deserve to be your most confident self.