How to tighten sagging skin from weight loss injections


In the pursuit of achieving weight loss goals, many individuals turn to injectable medications like Ozempic (Semaglutide), Wegovy (Semaglutide), and Saxenda (Liraglutide) for effective results. However, in your journey to significantly achieve shedding those extra pounds, can come with another concern: loose skin. In this blog post, we explore the types of weight loss injections on the market, non-invasive treatments we offer at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic that can address loose skin, helping you achieve a more toned and rejuvenated appearance to match your weight loss results.

Understanding weight loss injections

There are three popularly known weight loss injection which are:

  1. Ozempic

Ozempic is an FDA-approved injectable medication that works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and reduce appetite. By promoting feelings of fullness and slowing down digestion, Ozempic aids in weight loss for individuals struggling with obesity or overweight conditions. It is specifically meant to be used as a type 2 diabetes medication to manage blood glucose levels.

  1. Wegovy

Similar to Ozempic, Wegovy (Semaglutide) is also an injectable medication that targets weight loss by regulating appetite and blood sugar levels. It has shown promising results in clinical trials, helping individuals achieve significant weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Wegovy can be used for weight management for anyone with or without type 2 diabetes.

  1. Saxenda

Saxenda is another FDA-approved injectable medication containing Liraglutide, which works similarly to Ozempic and Wegovy in promoting weight loss by reducing appetite and calorie intake. It is prescribed to individuals with obesity or weight-related medical conditions as part of a comprehensive weight management plan.

Concern: loose/sagging skin

Weight loss injection patients note sagging skin as a concern. You may have even heard terms such as “Ozempic Butt”, “Ozempic Face” or “Wegovy Butt” mentioned, but to be clear this concept is not new. It is well known that loose or sagging skin can develop as a result of extreme or rapid weight loss over a short period of time which can occur with weight loss injections.

Skin turgor refers to the degree of tension in your skin. Healthy skin typically exhibits minimal elasticity and remains relatively immobile over time. However, following weight loss, the skin may struggle to contract efficiently, resulting in sagging and a prematurely aged appearance. This process can impact both the external appearance and internal perception of one’s body image and self-esteem over time.

Areas loose skin caused by weight loss can affect.

The areas affected tend to be the:

  • Face
  • Stomach
  • Decolletage
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Buttocks

Particularly curvier areas of the body can heighten the deflated appearance with loose skin.

Morpheus8 for loose skin

Morpheus8 combines radiofrequency and microneedling into a comprehensive treatment. Leveraging cutting-edge radiofrequency technology, it creates revitalised results. With FDA-approved fractional technology, Morpheus8 achieves tightened, smoothed, and radiant skin across various areas including the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.

Morpheus8 before and after skin tightening results

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Morpheus8 before and after jowls area

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Morpheus8 before and after neck area

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Before and after Morpheus neck area 

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Morpheus8 before and after men neck area

Benefits of Morpheus8 for post-weight loss skin tightening

  • Targeted treatment: Morpheus8 can be customised to target specific areas of loose skin, allowing for tailored treatment plans based on individual needs and concerns.
  • Non-invasive and minimal downtime: Morpheus8 is a non-invasive treatment that requires minimal downtime and produces natural-looking results without the risks associated with surgery.
  • Collagen stimulation: By stimulating collagen production, Morpheus8 helps improve skin elasticity and firmness, enhancing the overall texture and appearance of the skin for a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
  • Long-lasting results: With proper maintenance and skincare, the results of Morpheus8 can be long-lasting, providing continued improvement in skin tightness and tone over time.
  • Safe and effective treatment: Morpheus8 is an FDA-approved treatment known for its successful application in numerous patient cases. Renowned as one of the premier radiofrequency (RF) microneedling treatments available, it stands out for its effectiveness and premium quality.

In summary

Weight loss injections like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Saxenda offer effective solutions for individuals struggling with obesity or overweight conditions. However, achieving significant weight loss often comes with the challenge of loose skin. Fortunately, advancements in aesthetic technology, such as Morpheus8, provide a non-surgical solution for tightening loose skin and achieving a more toned and rejuvenated appearance.

Skin tightening treatment with The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

If you’re considering weight loss injections or seeking solutions for post-weight loss skin tightening, consult with The Cosmetic Skin Clinic’s qualified medical practitioners to discuss your options and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. You can book your consultation in our Morpheus8 London or Buckinghamshire clinic. Book here or call us at 0330 828 4672.

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