Are you tired of looking in the mirror, only to see sagging skin hanging from your upper arms? You may figure your only options are to spend hours in the gym, building up muscle — or to undergo surgery to remove the skin. Years ago, you might have been right. But these days, you have better options. There are actually a few different non-surgical options for skin tightening. Talk to a cosmetic doctor or visit a med spa near you to learn more about these treatments.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening uses the power of lasers to stimulate your skin's collagen fibers to constrict. This helps tighten and tone the skin in the area where the treatment is administered. Laser skin tightening can be used all over the body. Lots of people have it performed on their tummy or under their chin, but it can absolutely be used on the upper arms if that's the area you're worried about.
When the laser is working, you won't feel any pain, although your skin may feel warm and perhaps tingly. As soon as you're finished, you'll notice your skin is a bit tighter. But your skin will continue to tighten in the coming days as the collagen response intensifies. Most patients need a few treatments in order to experience the level of tightening they want. So, don't be deterred if your first treatment doesn't make your arms look perfect.
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to tighten your skin. The ultrasound waves penetrate your skin, activating the collagen network in the under-layers of your skin. Your existing collagen will tighten, and your skin should also produce more collagen, which makes your skin look even more toned.
Ultrasound therapy can be a little irritating. Your skin may be a little red and sore for a day or two after treatment, and they may remain tender to the touch for a bit longer. However, these side effects are quite minor, and they should not cause you to have to take time off work. Your arm skin will continue to look tighter and tighter for a few months after treatment. Some patients need more than one treatment, and others get good results from only one session.
If you're tired of seeing saggy arms in the mirror, it's time to do something about it! And no, that something does not have to be implementing an intense workout routine or signing up for surgery.