Flabby arms look as bad as a jiggly tummy. They make you look older, unfit, and on top of that sleeveless clothes are just out of the question! In fact, flabby arms can ruin your entire look even if you have a perfect figure. This can affect your confidence and create a negative body image.
In this article, we will discuss the causes of loose and skin and the ways to improve your arms.
Causes of Loose, Saggy Skin on Arms
If you’ve recently lost a bunch of weight — especially in your arms — then you may notice that you have excess skin. But, working out isn’t entirely the culprit of your loose skin. Your skin contains collagen and elastin that allow it to stretch and constrict as your weight fluctuates. As you gain and lose muscle when working out, your skin will adjust to make room for the change in muscle mass. But, if your collagen and elastin are deteriorating, then your skin won’t be able to snap back — leaving you with loose or sagging skin.
There are many reasons you may be losing skin elasticity. The most common include:
8 Ways to Tighten Your Arm’s Loose, Saggy Skin
If you have minor sagging and are looking for modest results, there are options at-home that you can try, such as exercise. Movement that builds muscle mass or tightens muscles can reduce the appearance of skin sagging. Try incorporating these exercises two to three times per week:
2. Stay Hydrated
If you don’t drink enough water you will find it difficult to lose the fat deposits in your arms.
Try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day (2 litres). On top of this, drinking cups of dandelion tea with a dash of ginger will help to naturally reduce fluid retention.
3. Healthy Diets
It’s difficult to slim down your arms with exercise alone. Eating the right foods can help promote healthy weight loss and toning. Some foods can also promote collagen production, which help with sagging skin. Try incorporating these foods into your diet:
4. Topical Creams & Lotions
Whether over-the-counter or prescription, topical creams and lotions can help reduce minor sagging. These solutions typically contain ingredients, such as retinol, to improve elasticity. Some prescription creams also boost collagen production. This can make prescription creams more effective than their over-the-counter alternatives.
Massage may improve blood flow and stimulate fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that help produce connective tissues, such as collagen and elastin, that keep skin firm.
Some studies suggest that massage may increase mitochondrial production. Mitochondria play a crucial role in tissue and cellular metabolism, and there is a link between mitochondrial dysfunction and skin aging.
More research is necessary to establish how best to use massage to tighten the skin. A 2017 study found that using a mild skin massage device for 1 minute twice daily for 10 days increased the expression of skin molecules, such as procollagen-1, fibrillin, and tropoelastin.
The same study also found that using the massage device after applying a commercial anti-aging cream to the face and neck amplified the product’s effect.
Futura® Pro can help tailor your arms in way that makes you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. Futura® Pro Body Contouring through muscle stimulation is the only body contouring procedure that is non-invasive, pain-free and produces immediate results.
This is a highly effective treatment that can be used on the upper arms and other locations with fat deposits. It is completely non-surgical. Laser and Cosmetic specialist, Dr. Greta McLaren is one of the first Doctors to bring in this amazing, state of the art, non-invasive, fat removal laser to her practice. SculpSure™ is a laser which when placed on the skin for a 25-minute treatment directs energy to heat your fat cells and surrounding tissues, causing the fat to release from your tissues.
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to melt fat before it is removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove and may be especially useful in areas with larger volumes or denser fat.
Combining the unique properties of helium plasma with the efficiency of RF energy, Renuvion provides a dramatic yet gentle effect on tissue, giving you unparalleled precision and control in minimally-invasive procedures. Renuvion is FDA cleared for cutting, coagulation and ablation of soft tissue during open and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Arm Tightening: Vaser, BodyTite, and/or Renuvion
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