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5 Ways to Tighten Loose Skin Without Surgery
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, and gravity truly takes its toll, resulting in excess, sagging skin on our face and neck, which can often be frustrating and even impact our overall beauty and confidence. While there are many cosmetic surgeries that can help improve the look of loose skin, many people don’t wish to go under the knife, whether it’s the high costs, required downtime or possible complications. If you want to tighten the skin or your face without plastic surgery as well, here are some non-surgical ways you can achieve a more youthful appearance:
1. Facial yoga and exercises
Facial yoga, and other forms of facial exercises, are believed to help you achieve firmer skin and a more youthful complexion by tightening and enlarging the facial muscles, and they usually involve specific facial movements, such as opening the mouth wide, pulling the upper lip over the front teeth, and smiling. By practicing these exercises for thirty minutes every day for at least two months, and thirty minutes every other day over the following three months, you should notice visible, significant enhancement of the overall look and tightness of the skin on your face and neck.
2. Skin tightening creams
Even though the effects of skin firming creams and lotions are often subtle, and won’t have as a dramatic an effect as a facelift, they are still a good non-surgical option for improving the appearance and the texture of the skin, especially when it comes to dry, flaky complexions. When you start using firming creams, you won’t be able to see any immediate results, but with continued use, they could help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, without any downtime or complications.
If you want to include skin tightening creams into your skincare routine, it would be a good idea to look for ones that contain Vitamin C, peptides or retinoids, all of which fight off free radicals and promote collagen production, helping you achieve a smoother, healthier complexion.
3. Ultherapy procedures
Often called a ‘non-surgical facelift’, an effective Ultherapy skin tightening procedure is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound energy, as well as the body’s natural healing processes, in order to lift and tighten the skin on the face and neck, including the areas that are typically hard to reach. Working by stimulating the deep layers of the skin, without disturbing its surface, Ultherapy delivers immediate and lasting results. Requiring no downtime or a special post-procedure skincare routine, this treatment is one of the safest and most efficient ways of lifting and firming the skin, without the need to go under the knife.
4. Microneedling facials
A minimally invasive treatment that uses small needles to puncture the surface of the skin, microneedling triggers the body’s natural healing processes and perpetuates collagen and elastin production, both of which are essential components of a firm and tight complexion. Although multiple sessions of this procedure might be required to achieve optimal results, patients can usually notice immediate improvements after three months, with their skin continuing to firm for up to a year after the first treatment.
While microneedling is not a surgical procedure, some downtime might still be required after the treatment (usually a day or two) as a number of patients tend to experience some redness and irritation following the procedure, along with a specific post-treatment skincare routine to ensure ideal results.
5. Laser skin treatments
Depending on the sort of laser used, laser skin tightening treatments can either be non- or minimally invasive. Non-invasive laser procedures use non-ablative lasers, which don’t cause any damage to the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and work by heating the underlying tissue to stimulate new collagen production. Although several procedures might be required to achieve perfectly tight skin, this treatment tends to deliver immediate results, which become even more apparent during the following six months.
On the other hand, minimally invasive laser treatments use an ablative laser which removes the epidermis in order to encourage the production of collagen. Once the top layer of the skin heals and repairs itself, the complexion is firmer and tighter than before the treatment. Although this procedure is non-surgical, it does require some sedation, as well as 10 to 20 days of recovery, but it is one of the most efficient skin tightening treatments available.
If you want to avoid invasive medical procedures, you can easily improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin with one of these effective non-surgical treatments, and finally achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion.