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Top 8 Skin Problems after Rapid Weight Loss
- Rapid Weight Loss can cause a variety of skin problems
- Did you know that acne can be related to rapid weight loss?
- Loss of muscle, reserved energy and hydration related to rapid weight loss can also cause skin problems
Rapid weight loss can cause a great many problems where your skin is concerned. Of course, this hardly seems fair. After all, you have worked hard to lose your excess weight – which is an endeavor that requires lots of strength and determination. However, whether you have had liposuction, bypass surgery, or lost the weight through a good diet and a regular exercise plan, the work is not done yet. You need to worry about your skin care after weight loss. So, no matter how you lost your weight, pay close attention to the top 8 skin problems after rapid weight loss.
Problem #1: Loss of Muscle Tissue
It is common to lose muscle tissue after losing a lot of weight. It does not matter how you have lost it. If you lose a significant amount all at once, your muscles are going to suffer for it. Worst of all, you are losing lean muscle tissue, the best tissue of all.
Problem #2: Loss of Reserve Energy
This might not seem like a skin care problem but actually, when your body loses its reserve energy, it can lack the energy to even regenerate your skin cells. Without a brisk cell turnover rate, then you complexion will be left looking rough, dry, and dull.
Problem #3: Loss of Hydration
Rapid weight loss can in turn lead to a loss of water and essential hydration in your skin. An important aspect of skin care after weight loss is thus to make sure that your skin stays properly hydrated. Otherwise, in addition to sagging, your skin will be dry and rough.
Problem #4: Skin Hanging from Your Body
There is probably nothing worse than hanging body skin. This occurs most often in people who were obese, but then lose an enormous amount of weight very quickly. You are then left with folds of stretched out skin. It tends to affect the belly, the thighs, and under the arms. It is a real blow after going all the trouble to lose weight – you are still left feeling unattractive because of your hanging skin.
Problem #5: Loss of Muscle Tone
In addition to losing muscle tissue, you can lose a lot of muscle tone if you lose weight very quickly. It is even worse if you do not exercise enough while you are losing the weight. When your muscle tone is slack, your skin will be as well. People who have liposuction often have to deal with slack muscle tone as well. Thus, dealing with it through exercise and therapy is also an essential part of liposuction skin care.
Problem #6: Loss of Elasticity
Your skin can lose its elasticity when you drop too much weight too quickly. This is different from hanging body skin, in that it primarily affects your face. This can actually lead you to still looking overweight even though you are not.
Problem #7: Acne
For women, changes in the body, no matter what they are, typically cause rapid fluctuations of hormones. When your hormones riot, acne is typically quick to show up and take advantage of that fact.
Problem #8: Poor Circulation
Particularly when you have had liposuction, rapid weight loss can lead to poor circulation, which in turn causes your skin to lose its sensitivity. Massages are an essential part of liposuction skin care due to the fact that it can eliminate the numbness while simultaneously improving your skin’s circulation. It can also prevent wrinkles.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Skin Disorders5 Jul 2009|