Excess Fat
What is excessive fat?

Eating certain type of fatty substances can lead to major health issues like risk of developing heart disease which is caused by increase in cholesterol level. Cholesterol level can be increased due to food substances that are rich in saturated fat like meat, dairy products, are the main cause of such type of fat. Fat can be in different parts of the body and can be treated accordingly.

Stretch marks are long, linear stripes which can be hypo or hyper pigmented found on the skin. It can be seen at many sites mainly near the joints or skin folds. It can also be seen on the abdomen, breast, hips, buttocks or back.

What are the causes of excessive fat?

The causes of excessive fat can be due to following reasons:

  • Poor/fatty diet intake
  • Alcohol intake
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Poor sleep
  • Smoking

The skin sagging can depend upon many factors like:

  • Ageing
  • Life style
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Hydration level
  • Hereditary
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Weight loss

There are some chemical components that can damage cells, organs of the body like skin, tissues, directly or indirectly can cause damage to the skin thus causing skin sagging/ laxity.

Things to Know

This is a condition, which can be seen in any age group there is no age specified. It can be seen in children, adults and even older age group depending upon the underlying causes, or other health issues that can directly or indirectly lead to excessive fat.
There is no gender predilection for this condition. It can be seen in males and females both. But as compared with males, females are more prone to this condition.
A stressful life, inadequate water intake, lack of nutrients in diet, lack of exercise can lead to skin laxity or sagging of skin. There are other factors that contribute to this condition. So, changing in life style can improve many problems and improve the quality of life style.
Yes genetic plays a very important role as the genes that are carried for ages to ages. So one can see it an early age due to the family history.
No, medicine cannot cure this condition as the skin becomes loose and it is not possible for medicine to combat with this condition, there can only be some procedures or treatments that can cure this treatment.

Different options that can be done for skin sagging are:-

  • Cool sculpting: Cooling device which can freeze the fat and helps to dispose the fat cells organically.
  • HIFU/ultherapy: It helps to liquefy the fat before their removal
  • Facelift: Excessive fat can be lifted up with the help of this treatment.
  • Energy assisted skin tightening
  • Thread Lift

Various natural plant medicines are purported to increase the production of collagen and elastin and thereby help to tighten loose skin on the face and body. Although these remedies have been used for many centuries in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda, they lack the scientific proof to support their many uses.

Some natural treatments for facial skin laxity are:

  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Egg whites
  • Cucumber
  • Coconut oil
  • Witch hazel
  • Black coffee
  • Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)

Ask your doctor about how to best use these or other natural products that can help to tighten loose facial skin. These plant medicines are not associated with any major side effects and are very well tolerated by most people who use them appropriately.

Yes all the treatments are safe. One must know the pros and cons of all the treatment and all treatments should be done by the dermatologists under supervision.
There is no age specified but one can get this treatment done after the age of 18 years.The treatments are safe and certified by the dermatologists.
No, there are no side effects of the treatment. But one can usually see some reactions that can be seen soon after few treatments but that will subside after few hours. If it does not then, visit a dermatologist to report and get it treated accordingly.
  • One must follow all the instructions given by the dermatologist.
  • Take proper whole meal diet.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Follow all the healthy habits
  • Change in lifestyle can improve a lot of problems that are associated with his condition.
Anyone who has sagging skin can opt for his treatment. Regardless of any gender, age etc etc.
Ageing is an ongoing process, and using muscles while expressing an emotion or facial movements is a daily routine, so, one can continue the treatment for maintenance and to avoid further sagging. But one must consult a dermatologist who is experienced in this field of dermatology and explains all the procedure to the patient. It should be always done according to ones needs.
According to Dr Ruchi Aggarwal, MD (renowned dermatologist) with almost 2 decades of experience in the field of dermatology, there are multiple treatments for skin sagging and work wonders for people who are suffering from it.
These treatments which are done to get rid of sagging are safe and are not related to any season. One should follow the post op instructions given by the doctor. Take care regarding the change in life style.
A prior consultation is required with the dermatologist to understand the need of the treatment. Medicines work hand in hand with the procedural treatments. Selection of the right treatment according to your needs is very much necessary. Knowing the downtime of the individual treatment and its outcome is equally important. After a thorough consultation , patient can opt for the treatment and can get it done after taking a prior appointment as per his/her availability

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