Have you been looking for a way to get rid of sagging skin on your arms? If so, then this is the article that you have been waiting for. In it, we will go over all of the different steps needed to remove those unsightly bags and wrinkles from your skin. From finding out what is causing them in the first place to learning how to make long-lasting changes that will last a lifetime.
What causes sagging skin?
Sagging skin can occur for a number of different reasons. The most common being that the underlying muscles have become too slack or weak to support it. Other causes include aging, weight loss/gain, and changes in hormone levels from pregnancy (Read my Article that how you can avoid stretch marks during pregnancy).
For example, to find out which is affecting your body, you need to take some time and do an evaluation of how much exercise you are getting each week and what kind of appetite control methods you are using (eating healthy foods will not cause sagging skin).
If none of those things seem like they could be behind the problem, then there may be a medical condition at play, such as thyroid disease or diabetes that needs treatment before any other steps can be taken.
Treatments for sagging skin?
There are a lot of options available when it comes to treating loose skin, but not all of them are the best option for everyone. The most popular treatment uses Retin-A to make the skin appear tighter and smoother while causing a localized increase in collagen production.
There have also been treatments where you go under an LED light or laser therapy that helps tighten up your loose skin, but these can be more expensive than other options and may not work as well long term.
Some women opt for surgery that will permanently remove any hypertrophic scars on their arms, so they don’t bother with it again, but this method does come at a cost (around $25k) and should only really be considered if there isn’t another solution available.
Let’s discuss in detail which treatment can be suitable for you to tighten your arm’s skin.
Two types of creams have been shown to help tighten skin, and they work in different ways. One type is a topical treatment that contains the retinoid, which helps the skin appear tighter while causing collagen production within the localized area – this will not remove wrinkles or scars but only make them less visible.
Fillers for arm skin tightening
The other type is an injection-based treatment with fillers like Juvederm or Botox (which also includes hyaluronic acid). It gets injected into the desired areas and then causes collagen production for up to six months after each session.
However, there can be some risks with these injections, such as allergies, bruising at the site, pain during and following the procedure, swelling, etc. Because injecting substances can be an allergic to the person.
Botox or Juvederm injection side effects can vary according to the person’s medical history, age, and type of injections.
What you May Experience after treatment?
These are some common side effects that you may experience after a Fillers treatment:
- Itching at the area where the filler was injected
- Swelling in or around the treated areas
- Temporary bruising lasting several days up to weeks depending on how many injections were given. You might also notice redness or tenderness around an injection site for about two hours post-injection.
- Pain is rare but does occur occasionally due to unintentional needle trauma during injection when injecting near sensitive nerves or muscles.
- Bruising could be observed if there was too much force applied with your syringe while administering injections into thicker.
Thermage Skin Tightening
Thermage is a tightening treatment that used cooling and heating too for reducing wrinkles and skin tightening. It is a clinically proven treatment that can improve the appearance of the skin on the upper arm area.
Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat and tightens up large areas of skin, which causes your body’s natural healing process to kick into overdrive. The result? Tightened, lifted, more youthful-looking skin! Thermage treatments generally take about 25 minutes per session, with sessions being spaced out every six weeks apart from each other for best results. With just one treatment, you could see a 16% reduction in wrinkles around the eyes and face and improved tone and texture all over your body! Your only regret will be not doing it sooner!
What you may experience after thermage treatment?
Thermage is a safe and effective treatment that the FDA has approved. One of its benefits is not being exposed to damaging UV rays, making it less likely for you to develop skin cancer or age prematurely from sun damage. However, there are some side effects to take into consideration
- It should be avoided if pregnant, as opposed to other treatments such as lasers or dermabrasion;
- Some people may experience temporary redness around treated areas after the procedure; this will fade with time.
- As with any beauty, there can be pain afterward when the Thermage session finishes up – so don’t forget your painkiller! If you have these symptoms persist longer than expected, then contact your service provider
Ultrasound skin tightening
Ultrasound is also another FDA-approved skin tightening treatment that uses sound waves to vibrate the skin, which helps stimulate collagen production and tighten up your loose skin. The device can be used on the abdomen, thighs, neck, and arms to get rid of sagging skin. The treatment takes about an hour per area of skin to be treated.
Some people opt for a series of treatments to see optimal results, but there is no need to undergo more than four sessions if you are satisfied with the amount of tightening achieved at this point. Ultrasound costs around $300-$800 per arm or thigh session, depending on whether it’s done by a medical professional or aesthetician, and you may get some discounted rates in your area.
Any negative effects after Ultrasound skin tightening treatment?
- Many people feel mild discomfort, like an itchy feeling or the sensation of heat.
- There are risks associated with any procedure that treats skin problems, and these include infection from dirty devices, which could result in scarring if not treated immediately.
- Other side effects might be swelling at the site where treatment is applied for a few days following treatment, but this is normal.
- The main risk factor is what’s called “skin tightening fibrosis” (scarring) though this can happen even when treating other parts of your body without ultrasound equipment, so it would likely arise regardless of how you use the device on yourself.
Ultrasound professionals will always advise clients to seek medical attention as soon as they notice something unusual about their bodies and to never hesitate before
Natural ways to tighten arm skin
There are many natural ways to tighten the skin on the arms. One way is by wearing an elastic bandage which will help pull in your arm fat and make it look tighter than before. Another idea would be to use weights, such as a kettlebell or dumbbells-to build stronger muscles that give you sculpted arms. Some people find success using cold packs for 15 minutes multiple times throughout the day; however, this isn’t very practical if you’re always active, so you may want to consider other options.
If these sound like too much work and money, then there’s no shame in going under the knife– surgery can do wonders for improving sagging skin, but of course, it does come with risks.