Non-Surgical Procedures for Loose Hanging Skin
It is no secret that, as we age, our skin becomes loose. The reason for this is that, over the years, the human body produces less and less elastin, the main protein that keeps our features taut and attractive. The severity of saggy skin varies between people, though in general, it causes people to feel self-conscious at best and dismayed at worst.
The good news, however, is that nowadays, there are unique and effective solutions to age-old problems, and anyone can undergo one of the innumerable treatments for long-lasting, non-surgical skin tightening.
How Can I Fix My Turkey Neck?
One of the best remedies for a droopy neck—which is usually caused by excess fat—is Kybella, a compound produced by Allergan, the pharmaceutical company that also distributes BOTOX and Juvéderm. Kybella’s primary ingredient is deoxycholic acid (a bile acid formed naturally in the body), the only FDA-approved injectable that destroys fat cells under the chin. The Kybella Neck Lift is a permanent, non-surgical solution that drastically improves the appearance of the jawline and side-profile.
The best thing about Kybella is that it is a simple procedure; the entire process takes only half an hour to complete, whereas a surgical neck lift can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Results generally appear within 4 to 8 weeks of the first treatment.
How Can I Fix My Saggy Facial Skin?
Saggy facial skin is of special concern because it is always visible. PiXel8-RF can do wonders for this problem, and also correct wrinkles, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. PiXel8-RF is a microneedling device that uses radio frequency technology to deliver bi-polar heat to the skin, which encourages collagen growth. Collagen, of course, is the main structural protein found in the tissues of the body and is responsible for repairing the skin.
Another non-surgical microneedling device is ThermiTight, which tightens the neck, face, and jowl areas. It also uses heat to stimulate collagen production, and its approach does not damage the outer layers of the skin.
How Do I Fix Droopy Skin on My Upper Body?
Those who have difficulty getting rid of belly and arm fat might be interested in CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat reduction procedure. It is a cryolipolysis machine that freezes and destroys fat. A typical session takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete but delivers long-lasting results. It also has minimal downtime, and patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. This procedure can unfortunately leave behind saggy skin, which is why a similar device, called CoolTone, is recommended for use in tandem with CoolSculpting.
CoolTone and CoolSculpting to Tighten Skin
Unlike CoolSculpting, CoolTone is not a cryolipolysis device. Instead, it uses Active Magnetic Pulse (AMP) technology to contract and ultimately strengthen the muscles. It also tightens loose skin. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, buttocks, and thigh muscles.
CoolSculpting and CoolTone are often used together to produce more efficient results; while CoolSculpting eliminates fat, CoolTone defines the muscles. However, it is important to note that while these treatments take far less time to complete than their surgical counterparts, their results are not as dramatic. After treatment, doctors recommend that the patient maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep their results, as neither CoolSculpting nor CoolTone prevents future fat from forming or muscles from losing their definition.
If you are interested in any of these non-surgical skin tightening treatments, you must entrust your body to professionals, such as those at J Spa Med Spa, one of Long Island’s finest medical spas. The facility is run by top New York facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono, who has helped a plethora of patients turn back the clock and find self-confidence in their own skin. Schedule a consultation today by calling (516) 773-2424.