Women and men seeking ways to reduce excess abdominal skin often ask if there are any effective nonsurgical treatments. There are a few options for patients whose skin retains much of its elasticity, including Morpheus8 RF microneedling at our Langley practice near Vancouver.
Skin Tightening for the Stomach
Excess abdominal skin is a common concern shared by both women and men. For women who have children, pregnancy’s physical toll often includes loose abdominal skin. Men may encounter the same issue after losing weight. Even people who work out regularly and consume a nutritious diet remain frustrated by loose stomach skin.
A tummy tuck is a popular body contouring surgery that removes excess abdominal skin, but for the right patients, a nonsurgical approach can help. These treatments typically use some type of energy to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which produces new collagen.
Here’s a look at 2 of the procedures offered at YES Med Spa:
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
Microneedling is often associated only with facial skin tightening, but Morpheus8 is a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment for full-body skin resurfacing, skin tightening, and scar reduction. Morpheus8 takes microneedling to another level by combining it with radiofrequency (RF) energy. This enables it to penetrate deeper into the skin if necessary—up to 8 millimetres (which is why the name is Morpheus8). Microneedling alone targets skin to a depth of .5 to 2 mm, at most.
During a Morpheus8 treatment on the stomach area, the device creates tiny, controlled wounds to the skin’s upper layers at a depth that is customized for each patient. As the body repairs these injuries, it produces collagen and elastin—2 fundamental building blocks of smoother, tighter skin. Because Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive procedure, there is little need for downtime or recovery. Patients do need a series of treatments to see the best results.
Morpheus8 Stomach Before and After Photos
The results shown here were photographed 12 weeks after the patient’s 3rd and final treatment session. You can see more of our patients’ Morpheus8 before and after pictures in our photo gallery.
*Every patient is different and your results may vary.
EVOLVE is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces fat and tones muscle in addition to tightening loose abdominal skin. It also uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Unlike other RF or laser skin tightening treatments, EVOLVE continually adjusts its temperature to ensure patients remain comfortable throughout the treatment without sacrificing effectiveness.
As with Morpheus8, a series of treatment sessions are needed to produce the desired skin tightening effects. We recommend 6 to 8 treatments performed weekly.
Is Nonsurgical Abdominal Skin Tightening Right for You?
If you want tighter stomach skin but aren’t sure if you can benefit from a nonsurgical procedure, discuss your options with one of our specialists at YES Med Spa in Langley. Get in touch with us by calling (604) 888-9378 or using the online form to request a complimentary consultation.