The best ways to tighten and smooth skin on the body
Wrinkles, crepiness, sagging – these skin concerns certainly aren’t exclusive to the face. They also commonly make an appearance on your body, becoming noticeably more visible as warmer weather rolls around and we shed layers of clothing. Thankfully, many of the same devices that we utilise to tackle concerns on the face can be equally as beneficial for body skin. Whether you have recently had a baby, lost a significant amount of weight or are starting to notice crepey skin on the body with age, there are several ways we can tackle loose, sagging skin without surgery.
What causes loose skin?
Despite the natural elasticity of the skin, one of the biggest causes of sagging skin is rapid weight loss. When we gain weight, our skin must stretch to accommodate excess fat. If we suddenly lose that fat, it’s not uncommon for the skin to be significantly looser afterwards. Your skin may eventually spring back depending on factors like your age, skin health, and how much weight you have lost. But, in some cases, it may require a little helping hand to improve.
Having a baby is one of the most common causes of loose, sagging skin, particularly around the stomach and in other places like the legs and buttocks.
We all know that our skin sags and loses elasticity as we get older, thanks to a depletion in collagen and elastin – the crucial building blocks of healthy skin that keep our skin firm and elastic.
How to get rid of loose skin on the body
Evolving technologies mean that, whether you’re looking to debulk, tighten or refine, treating body concerns has never been easier. We can produce significant, life-changing results without surgery or downtime.
Ahead, find three of the best treatments for addressing loose, sagging skin below your chin.
Profhilo is an injectable moisturiser that is very well known for its smoothing, radiance-restoring effects on the face and neck, but we can now use it on specific areas of the body like the stomach and arms, too. Containing a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin production to help firm and tighten the skin. You’ll notice less sagging and feel smooth, slinky and radiant afterwards. Check out the results that can be achieved below.
*photo courtesy of Cotswold Face Aesthetic Clinic
This is an excellent middle ground for those who may not want or need the full-on surgical option of a tummy tuck or arm lift. Radiofrequency microneedling offers the unique advantage of addressing multiple layers of the skin simultaneously. The depth of penetration of the needles can be adjusted anywhere from one to 4.5 millimetres, so you can even get down into the fatty layer of the skin. Profound RF heats the deep skin tissue to precisely 67 degrees Celsius and holds it at this temperature for several seconds. The process awakens your body’s own natural healing process by stimulating the production of three skin elements – collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a tighter, smoother, more lifted appearance. Not only does this help tighten the skin, but it also improves superficial textural and tone issues.
If you’re searching for a solution for stretch marks, devices like Venus Viva combine microneedling and radiofrequency technologies to resurface the targeted area. It penetrates the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles before momentarily releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy to heat the skin. The process awakens your body’s natural healing process by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to smooth and rebuild the skin whilst gradually fading the appearance of stretch marks over time.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.