With aging and weight loss, the skin becomes loose and saggy. A jiggle here, a jiggle there and you will find yourself standing in front of the mirror pulling back your skin with your hands temporarily for a second or two. You will see and wonder how great you would look without all that loose skin. But, this is not the end, there are many treatments that can help you get rid of sagging skin.
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Treatments for Sagging Skin
There are various ways to get treatment for sagging skin and here are the top 5;
- Ultrasound skin tightening
- Radiofrequency skin tightening
- Laser resurfacing
- Microneedling plus other technologies
- Surgical skin tightening
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin therapy is done using a treatment called Ultherapy. Ultherapy uses sound waves that help in collagen production, resulting in firm skin. Depending on how the energy is focused, Ultherapy is capable of penetrating different depths of the skin. It is because of this ability to go past the superficial layer of skin and go deeper without burning the inside of the skin that makes it great. It mostly works on tightening the brow, chin, and neck. Results are visible within two to six months after the procedure and they are better when more sessions are done. This can be discussed with your cosmetologist.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency energy causes the collagen under the skin’s surface to contract by heating it up and at the same time aids in the natural production of more collagen. Collagen is quite essential to the skin as it helps in maintaining healthy youthful skin. This treatment works well on jowls and turkey necks.
The process is done from the inside which means that a wand that causes the collagen to contract and tighten goes on top of the skin. Another wand that liquefies the fat goes underneath the skin and a tiny puncture is made on the skin to access the deeper level of the skin. The whole process is known as radio-frequency assisted lipolysis. The liquefied fat is usually removed. Results are visible after about one to three months. You may also need to wear a compression garment for about four to five days and care for the wound.
Laser resurfacing not only tightens the skin but also gets rid of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other dark spots on the skin. This type of skin tightening treatment gives the fastest results among all the skin tightening treatments because you will start seeing results within 2 weeks only. However, it has some downtime of about five to seven days as you heal.
Microneedling plus other technologies
It is now common to combine multiple techniques in one device for optimal results of skin tightening. An example is the Vivace treatment which begins with microneedling and gradually adds radiofrequency and laser light. These procedures stimulate collagen production and over time your skin tightens and becomes smooth and firmer. This procedure is very comfortable and has no downtime. It is best suited for the face, neck, and chest although it can be used on other areas of the body as well such as the abdomen, knees, and hands. The number of treatments ranges from about three to six.
Surgical Skin Tightening
Surgical skin tightening is the most effective procedure when it comes to skin tightening. No other treatment for skin tightening can be compared to a tummy tuck, arm lift, or lower body lift. It is mostly done for patients who have excess skin after a huge weight loss or after childbirth. However, you have to prepare for some major downtime which happens in all surgical procedures.
By opting for any of these enlisted methods, you can get rid of your sagging skin. However, don’t forget to consult with a skin expert before deciding anything. Only he can suggest the best suited treatment for your skin because every person has different skin. To get expert advice, you can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®. Our skin experts are highly qualified and experienced. Book your appointment now and get a free consultation just filling the form given below.