With age, the skin can lose its youthful tone and begin to sag. Excess sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and other toxins can also accelerate this. Loose skin can reduce confidence and self-esteem, creating the desire to return a youthful appearance. The result is a multi-billion dollar industry, with beauty products worldwide claiming to reverse aging and add tone and volume to the skin. Others claim exercises can help, and surgery is always an option. But do these truly tighten the skin? Fortunately, we offer various treatments for skin tightening.
Why Does Skin Sag?
One major cause of sagging skin is a decrease in collagen regeneration, causing the skin to lose firmness and elasticity. The decrease can slowly occur over time. Rapid weight loss and pregnancy can also cause the skin to start sagging.
Do Beauty Creams Help with Skin Tightening?
Facial creams often claim to help tighten skin and are supported by massive amounts of advertising. In fact, they can help a little bit, but only temporarily. They often contain astringents, chemicals that cause the skin to contract. This will tighten the skin, but only for a few hours.
Do Facial Exercises Tighten Skin?
Some claim that specific facial exercises, such as over-enunciating vowels, can help tighten skin. Others claim that exercise, in general, may help. However, exercise does not help to tighten skin, and facial exercises may actually over-stress other facial areas, encouraging the formation of wrinkles.
Are There Treatments That Help with Skin Tightening?
The traditional method of skin tightening is surgery. A facelift will instantly tighten skin–fortunately, non-surgical methods have been developed as well. For example, the innovative EndyMed PRO treatment has been known to tighten skin without the need for surgery.
Radiofrequency waves were originally used to treat wrinkles around the eye. This treatment can tighten loose skin on various areas. It also assists in increasing skin volume, creating a more contoured look.
How to Get Started
As you can see, state-of-the-art skin tightening treatments exist. When you speak with the professionals at The Ferguson Clinic in Honolulu, HI, you can learn about which treatments could work best for you! Contact us today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!