How extreme dieting can affect your skin

Healthy WomanWhilst extreme dieting might make you look good in the short-term, the long-term effects it has on your body and your skin isn’t always as good. We explore the effects of extreme dieting, and what it can do to you skin, and the treatments that can help to combat these.

Dehydration

Most extreme diets restrict your calories and carbohydrates which in turn means that the first source of energy your body burns is glycogen.  Glycogen is a carbohydrate attached to every gram of water in your liver and muscles. When you burn through your glycogen, the water attached to it also exits your body. This causes you to become dehydrated. Dehydration can have real negative effects on your body, causing fatigue, dizziness and headaches. As well as all of this, it will also affect your skin. Dehydrated skin often looks dull, tired and dry. If this is something that you’re suffering with than there are treatments that can help. High Frequency Mesotherapy is a microneedling treatment that delivers a direct hit of vitamins to the lower layers of the skin, to rehydrate, nourish and revitalise!

Loose skin

Loose Skin Treatment Before and AfterOne of the most noticeable effects that extreme dieting has on your body is that it will often leave you with loose skin. The amount of loose skin you suffer from depends on your weight, the speed at which you lose weight and your genetics. Losing weight can cause damage to the deeper layers of the skin, including your elastin and collagen. This is what causes you to be left with loose skin. If your loose skin is severe, you may need surgery to remove it. However, if your loose skin isn’t too drastic there are different non-invasive treatment options that may be available to you.

One of our most popular treatments for loose skin is the 3D SkinLift by Ultraformer. The 3D SkinLift uses high intensity focused ultrasound technology, which stimulates collagen production to give an immediate tightening effect. After a course of treatments, you can expect impressive tightening results.

Tired man sitting down Lack of energy

Another downside of crash dieting is that it can cause you to lose energy quickly. Food is your body’s main source of energy, and by depriving your body of that, you will consequently have less energy to do things. La
ck of energy can affect your life in many ways, causing you to find even the simplest of tasks more difficult.  If you are feeling like you’re lacking in energy then we can recommend having an IM shot, or a vitamin drip. The quick burst of vitamins and minerals can help to boost your energy levels, making you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

To find out more about the different health and beauty treatments we offer call us today on 020 3811 2727 or book a complimentary consultation with one of our expert Treatment Coordinators here.

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