Loose skin can be caused by substantial weight loss, pregnancy, smoking, sun
exposure, genetics or aging. In addition to detracting from one’s appearance,
loose, sagging skin can cause discomfort and skin irritation. If you are bothered
by loose skin on your arms, legs, buttocks, stomach, neck or face, consider
these non-invasive options that may tighten your skin.
If weight loss has caused your skin to sag,
replace the lost fat with muscle mass through
weight training. Check with your doctor before
starting, especially following a pregnancy.
Collagen helps promote healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Collagen hydrolysate comes in powder form
and is available online or at natural food stores.
Protein, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, water
and gelatin all help promote healthy skin.
Creams and Home Remedies
Options to hydrate and temporarily improve skin
appearance include firming creams with retinoids or
collagen, grapeseed oil, witch hazel and Epsom salt baths.
Massaging loose skin can increase blood flow,
which may help induce an anti-aging response.
Using a salt or sugar scrub helps to
further increase blood flow.
Toxins & Fillers
Toxins and fillers are temporary and repeatable
cosmetic procedures that combat a variety of skin
needs, such as loose skin on the face and neck
caused by volume loss, or reducing the appearance
of fine lines and wrinkles.
These procedures rejuvenate the appearance of the
skin by safely and comfortably heating the tissue
under the skin’s surface. This triggers the natural
production of collagen and elastin, leading to tighter,
smoother, and younger-looking skin.
Americans spent more than ever before
on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally
invasive procedures in 2016.