If you have loose skin after losing weight or aging, a skin rejuvenation treatment might help tighten and lift your skin. These treatments can be given nearly anywhere on your body so you can target your stomach, back, arms, or face. Start by talking to a cosmetic doctor so you know what you can expect from one of the treatments given the condition of your skin.
In some cases, skin-tightening surgery may be the best solution in the form of a facelift, neck lift, arm lift, or body lift. If your doctor thinks a skin rejuvenation treatment might help, you might choose from one of the treatments below.
Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Radiofrequency waves can be used to tighten your loose skin with heat. The heat triggers your skin to produce more elastin and collagen so your skin starts tightening right away and continues to get tighter over the following weeks.
Radiofrequency treatments can be used on any part of your body, and they can be taken in different ways. You might want a noninvasive treatment where the doctor uses a device on the surface of your skin.
You can also combine these radiofrequency treatments with microneedling. This involves using a device that punctures your skin with tiny needles while applying heat. Some microneedling treatments can be combined with PRP therapy that delivers growth factors deep into your skin during a microneedling and radiofrequency treatment.
There is also a minimally invasive radiofrequency skin rejuvenation treatment that involves inserting a small probe under your skin to deliver heat under your skin deep into your tissues and also on the surface of your skin. This radiofrequency treatment also works to tighten your skin by increasing collagen.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Laser treatments are popular options for skin tightening since they're so effective, but they require a recovery period, so they're not as convenient as some other skin rejuvenation treatments where you can resume normal activities right away. Laser resurfacing works by removing the surface of your skin to eliminate wrinkles and skin discoloration. The heat also penetrates your skin to tighten it and help correct loose skin. This happens by stimulating collagen, and the effects continue for a period of months after your treatment.
There is another type of laser skin rejuvenation treatment that is more gentle than laser resurfacing. It doesn't harm the top of your skin; instead, the heat targets deeper layers to stimulate collagen, but since your surface skin isn't heated, there is no damage or downtime with this type of skin treatment.Share