Tightening Skin & treatment

People come in different sizes, shapes, colors, textures etc. We cannot find even a single person who is totally perfect-looking. Each of us is unique with our imperfections as much as with our qualities.  

I guess the quest should always to be at one’s best.  Being healthy and being comfortable are the only mantras for good living.

In this blog, I wanted to discuss a problem often faced by people who are in the pursuit for that ‘perfect me’. In this fast food and furious deadlines world, taking time for oneself and making efforts to keep the body in shape are really appreciated.  When some people take that extra effort, fight weight gain and bring themselves to good shape, the first thing that nags them is the loose skin around a perfectly shaped body.

Loose skin can occur in:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Abdomen  
  • Thigh
  • Buttocks

So how do we regulate the skin elasticity along with weight loss?

This issue pops up more when we attempt weight loss at an older age. Then the elasticity of skin is less than in the youth. Also, when the weight loss is too drastic, the skin may fail to keep up with it and this result in loose, sagging skin. If you have been overweight for a long time, then that also makes the skin loose upon weight loss. And all that hard-earned confidence and our determination to regulate bodyweight would then dangle on this loose skin.

As soon as you realize that your body is accumulating too much weight, hop on to some diet plans and get going. The shorter the duration of weight gain the better for a perfect skin. If you were late to join the slimming bandwagon, then take it pretty slowly. If your weight loss is slow and steady, then the skin will be able to cope with it and make necessary adjustments.

For those who already have loose skin, the immediate damage-control is compression garments. Do not be disheartened and do not stop your weight loss regime. In fact, if you lose a little more weight and all the fat is lost, then the skin may become firmer.

Also, if you exercise harder and build muscles, it conceals loose skin to an extent.  There are specific exercises for face, neck, arms, thighs, abdomen etc. Applying firming creams and taking in collagen, protein, and vitamin supplements can give your skin a younger look. Chemical peels and laser peels will shed the loose skin off and give a youthful appearance. Advanced treatment techniques like Botox, Ultrasound skin tightening and Radiofrequency treatments are now available.

Sometimes, the excess skin can cause chafing and create serious problems. Then surgical procedures like abdominoplasty, body lift, thigh life etc can be opted for.

Tighten up your grit and fight the loose skin. You have won more difficult battles!

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