How Can Hanging Skin Caused by Weight Loss Get Firm?

By: Our Team


Age, hormones, genetics, and weight fluctuations can wreak havoc on the skin by causing scarring, laxity, and uneven textures that exhaust and dull a once youthful complexion. At The Skin Lab, Taren Jarvis, RN works with patients throughout Owensboro, KY to meet their skincare goals and to restore complexions to their natural, rejuvenated glow. With the help of Opus Plasma by Alma, patients can experience tighter, smoother skin without the hassle of invasive cosmetic surgery.

Skin-tightening options after weight loss.

Men and women who’ve dramatically lost weight commonly experience new skin laxity, otherwise known as sagging or loose skin. Although healthy weight loss is an admirable achievement, sagging skin can be frustrating. Patients may seek cosmetic avenues, including invasive surgeries to remove excess tissue. At The Skin Lab, Taren Jarvis offers many qualifying patients plasma skin tightening treatments to reduce the appearance of sagging skin for a toned appearance.

What is plasma skin tightening?

Plasma skin tightening treatments are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures designed to firm the tissues and reduce the appearance of lax skin and multiple tissue anomalies that age the complexion. Opus Plasma by Alma utilizes radiofrequency laser and microplasma technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin to tighten and smooth targeted treatment areas. Taren Jarvis works with each patient to develop their own customized skin tightening treatment plan based on their personal goals and her professional recommendations.

What areas of the body can be addressed with plasma skin tightening treatments?

At The Skin Lab, Taren Jarvis uses plasma skin tightening treatments to address specific areas of the face and neck, including the:

  • Brow area

  • Around the eyes

  • Midface

  • Chin

  • Jowls

Plasma skin tightening treatments are applied in cases of skin laxity as well as other skin conditions, including:

  • Fine lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Sun spots

  • Acne scars

  • Stretch marks

  • Dull skin

  • Uneven textures

Am I an ideal candidate for plasma skin tightening?

Both men and women are excellent candidates for plasma skin tightening treatments if they:

  • Are in good, physical health

  • Have reasonable treatment expectations

  • Have loose or lax skin of the face or neck

  • Have age-related skin anomalies

  • Have acne scars or stretch marks

  • Are looking for alternatives to facelift surgery

Taren Jarvis will assess your skin and review your medical history to determine if plasma skin tightening treatments are right for you. Patients who have severely lax or sagging skin may be better suited for other cosmetic treatment options.

What are treatment sessions like?

Plasma skin tightening treatments are performed at The Skin Lab within the comforts of one of our private treatment rooms and take approximately a half hour to complete. Taren will apply numbing topical cream to each treatment site prior to applying the Opus Plasma treatment device. Patients typically feel a warming sensation against the skin with little to no discomfort. Once your session is finished, you may return home or resume normal daily activities.

What to expect after plasma skin tightening treatment

Patients may experience temporary swelling or tenderness at each treatment site, which will resolve on its own in a couple of days. As the skin heals, patients will notice crusting or flaking of the skin. To promote optimal recovery, patients will be asked to avoid picking or rubbing at the skin and excessive sun exposure for the next two weeks.

How many plasma skin tightening treatments will I need?

While some patients will notice results after one treatment, others may require more than one session before achieving their desired outcomes. Consult with Taren Jarvis about how many sessions to expect from your customized treatment plan.

Learn more about plasma skin tightening treatments for loose skin after weight loss

If you reside in or near Owensboro, KY and are living with loose or excessive facial skin after weight loss, contact us today at The Skin Lab and schedule a consultation. Our skin specialists will work with you by introducing you to plasma tightening treatments and help ascertain if Opus Plasma by Alma is right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.