Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Loose Skin Problems

weight loss skinIf you’ve ever been overweight or obese, losing weight is to be celebrated!  

It’s a massive achievement and has numerous health benefits, both short and long term.

One of the few downsides of losing weight is that patients can be left with loose skin.

This is cosmetically an issue as it can look quite unsightly, gathering in folds and making a person look older than they are.

In extreme cases, the loose skin can cause hygiene issues, hanging inconveniently, chafing or trapping sweat and bacteria.

How to Deal with Loose Skin


The immediate thought for dealing with loose skin is surgery with a ‘nip and tuck’ type procedure to remove excess skin. In severe cases, that may be the best route – for those with significant amounts of loose skin, only a surgical procedure can help. However, this is extreme surgery, involving hospital stay and general anaesthetic. Costs of surgery are high and recovery can be protracted with a couple of weeks of work quite normal. There are also risks of infection and bandages must be worn in the early stages too.

Surgery is never a quick fix, so what are the non-surgical alternatives?

Non-Surgical Treatments for Loose Skin

Non-surgical treatments have come a long way in recent years. Doctors at the forefront of the aesthetic treatments industry have a number of potential solutions which can help to tighten the skin. While these may not suit dramatic excesses, they can provide an excellent option for those with a more moderate amount of wrinkly, saggy skin. Procedures can be adapted for the face or body too and can even be combined for a more holistic approach and a better result.

Options include:


  1. Thread lifting – thread lifting can help to lift loose tissue into a tighter, higher and firmer position. However, the act of inserting the threads also has a localised benefit in triggering collagen renewal, making the skin become firmer and tighter. Clinicbe offers a range of thread lifting solutions for face and body. Consider  PDO Threads | PLLA Threads
  2. Dermaroller with Bio-Factor serum– the use of localised microneedling using Dermaroller or Dermastamp for smaller areas works to stimulate the skin’s renewal processes while allowing the special growth factor serums and solutions to penetrate more deeply into the skin, where it can have a greater effect. Consider Dermaroller | Dermastamp | Bio-Factor
  3. Mesotherapy or Mesobody – mesotherapy involves multiple tiny injections of various type of CE approved medecines, vitamins and minerals to work beneath the skin. As a member of SoMUK – the Society of Mesotherapy in the UK, Dr Kubicka is renowned for advanced use of this treatment for face or body. Mesotherapy | MesoBody
  4. Supplements – the right nutrition can help the body to improve the skin as well as tackle any nutritional deficiencies which may arise with a calorie controlled diet.  Dr Barbara Kubicka looks at aesthetic medicine from the inside out, so supplements and nutrition are always considered as part of any programme. We also offer Oligoscan cellular testing for accurate insight into any deficiencies as well as other health issues.  Nutrition & Diet | Oligoscan Advanced Cellular Testing

Private Consultation

Every patient is different with a unique set of requirements. The consultation is the starting point, with discussion of the problems and what the patient is trying to achieve as well as a medical review; after which the doctor can recommend the most appropriate treatments.

Clinicbe London

Clinicbe® in London was founded by experienced Aesthetic Physician Dr Barbara Kubicka.

Dr Kubicka takes a holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations often include individual advice on nutrition, hydration and lifestyle as well as professional treatments.

Advice on skin treatments is made after extensive discussion and review and suggestions are made from one of London’s best ranges of skin treatments.

ClinicBe has a comprehensive range of skin treatments including cosmetology facials, injections and the latest treatments such as mesotherapy and PRP fillers. The clinic is based in the Knightsbridge area of London, easily accessible from and popular with those living or working in Chelsea and Mayfair.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us on 0207 125 0521 or email info@clinicbe.com.

Skin Tightening After Weight Loss
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Skin Tightening After Weight Loss
One of the few downsides of losing weight is loose, saggy skin. Not just unsightly, it can chafe or become irritated. Read about new non-surgical treatments.
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