With age, skin can lose its youthful tone and begin to sag. Excess sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can also accelerate this. Loose skin can reduce confidence and self-esteem, creating the desire to return a youthful appearance. The result is a multi-billion dollar industry, with beauty products worldwide claiming to reverse aging and add tone and volume to the skin. Others claim exercises can help, and surgery is always an option. But do these truly tighten skin? Fortunately, we offer modern treatments for skin tightening.
Why Does Skin Sag?
One major cause of sagging skin is a decrease in collagen regeneration, causing the skin to lose firmness and elasticity. The decrease can slowly occur over time. Rapid weight loss and pregnancy can also cause the skin to start sagging.
Do Beauty Creams Help with Skin Tightening?
Facial creams often claim to help tighten skin and are supported by massive amounts of advertising. In fact, some may help, but only temporarily. They often contain astringents, chemicals that cause the skin to contract. This may tighten the skin, but only for a few hours.
Do Facial Exercises Tighten Skin?
Some claim that specific facial exercises, such as over-enunciating vowels, can help tighten skin. Others claim that exercise, in general, may help. However, exercise does not help to tighten skin, and facial exercises may actually over-stress other facial areas, encouraging the formation of wrinkles.
Are There Treatments That Help with Skin Tightening?
The traditional method to tighten skin is surgery. A facelift will instantly tighten skin–fortunately, newer non-surgical methods have been developed.
What are the Newest Skin Tightening Treatments?
The newest non-surgical treatment techniques can create skin tightening effects similar to surgery. These treatments may use radiofrequency (RF waves) or ultrasound to tighten skin. Good results have been shown in clinical trials.
Radiofrequency waves were originally used to treat wrinkles around the eyes. During treatments, RF waves are emitted and penetrate down into the desired area to stimulate collagen production. This treatment can tighten loose skin on various areas.
This technique can also be used to address sagging and loose skin during a treatment known as Ultherapy.
Can These Treatments Help Tighten My Skin?
As you can see, various skin tightening treatments exist. Talk to the professionals at RiverwalkMD Aesthetics to see what would work best for you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Corona.