Loose Skin


The appearance of loose skin is often a normal consequence of aging. Over time, our skin loses collagen and elastin content, leading to increased laxity in the face and several other regions of the body. While living an active lifestyle can certainly aid in weight loss and improve overall health, often it doesn’t keep our skin as tight as we would like. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is happy to provide skin tightening treatments aimed at delivering fast, natural-looking results with little downtime. 

Woman's stomach

Problems With Loose Skin?

Loose skin usually develops after the age of 30 or following rapid weight loss. As the vital proteins we produce decline, our skin’s elasticity declines along with them. The resulting facial volume changes conflate with the disappearance of fat in our cheeks and accelerate looseness. While this laxity may start slowly, the presence of loose skin becomes more and more noticeable over time. This can be detrimental to one’s self-esteem, especially to those that try their best to look good.

Treatment Options at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

Illuminate Plastic Surgery is a proud provider of the following treatment options for dealing with loose skin. These options range from surgical to non-invasive and are all designed to deliver optimal results. When you come in for a consultation, we will discuss the right treatment for your particular needs and skin type.

  • Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps flatten and shape the abdomen and waist. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition who have areas of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise.
  • J-Plasma Renuvion – J-Plasma Renuvion is a device that delivers cold plasma energy to precise locations on the face and neck. This energy can promote skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation and encourages your skin to regrow new cells in a very controlled manner.
  • Ultherapy® – Ultherapy® takes advantage of the relationship between ultrasound and collagen activity. During the Ultherapy® treatment, ultrasound is used to visualize and precisely target the deep, foundational layer of tissue that is typically addressed during surgery. 
  • Vivace™ – The Vivace Experience™ is an advanced treatment that takes microneedling to the next level. Microneedling is a common skin rejuvenation procedure designed to restore skin on the face, neck, chest, and body.
  • Smartskin+ CO2 Resurfacing – The SmartSkin+ differs from traditional CO2 lasers in that it delivers a series of fractional laser beams into the skin. While the skin that is treated with these beams of light are affected, surrounding skin is not.
  • Thigh Lift – A thigh lift, also known as a thighplasty, is used to treat excess fat and loose skin around the thighs. If you have excess thigh skin and think you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift procedure, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.

When Can I See Results?

Results of our loose skin treatments are dependent on your particular skin condition and the option chosen. Typically, surgical and some non-surgical procedures provided at our center involve downtime. However, our specialists always aim to do everything possible to minimize any downtime and post-treatment discomfort for our patients. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Loose Skin Treatments in Palo Alto, California

Living with loose skin can be awfully discouraging to those who value fitness and being in shape. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Palo Alto community. Make an appointment to discuss loose skin treatment options today by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below.


* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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