Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
There are many causes for skin to loosen and become wrinkled leading to the development of new ways to tighten loose skin. Aging and losing weight are often the cause of skin becoming loose, and while it may not be possible to avoid it completely, it can be slowed and reversed to a degree through the use of massage, skin care and firming products, exercise, and both surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Weight Loss Surgery To tighten skin
In extreme cases, particularly those involving large amounts of weight loss, surgery may be necessary to remove the excess skin. This skin can cause rashes and irritations as well as limit body movement. These situations are often rectified with surgery to remove the excess skin, which will reduce the ongoing risk of infection and skin irritations.
Chemical peels and laser resurfacing to tighten skin
Procedures that encourage improvement without surgery include chemical peels and laser resurfacing which strip the outer layer of skin and reveal the healthier skin beneath, which is often free of wrinkles. Heat from a laser can encourage the production of collagen that will plump the skin and tighten the skin to the body.
Other treatments that use heat for this purpose include radiofrequency treatments, combination treatments, and ultrasound frequencies used to stimulate the skin.
Firming creams and fillers to tighten skin
Many other products can assist in the same way by filling the skin, such as Botox or other fillers, firming creams and lotions. A firming cream is applied directly to the skin and is used at home as part of a regular skincare routine.
These most often contain retinoids and are often created from vitamin A, including tretinoin, retinoic acid, and adapalene. They increase the replacement of damaged skin cells and boost the production of new and healthy ones. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and can cause wrinkles to be shallow and weaken. It also increase the firm qualities of the skin preventing further wrinkles from occurring.
You can also help smooth the skin with hyaluronic acid. Choosing products that are suited to your individual needs is important, and vitamin A, hyaluronic acid, and retinoids will all help achieve younger looking skin.
Exercise and weight loss to tighten skin
Exercise and weight loss can help skin appear firm and tight to the body. Reducing the fat on the body allows skin to firm against the muscles and appear taught and healthy, while also boosting circulation and bringing blood carrying necessary nutrients to the skin. Massaging the skin will increase the blood flow and help the skin to repair itself naturally with no extra products or procedures.
Aging and weight loss can cause loose skin around the body, leading to many methods of repair. Through weight loss, exercise, firming products and ingredients, massage, and in some cases fillers or even surgery, loose skin can be corrected and wrinkles reduced.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.