If your skin appears to be wrinkled and saggy, this may indicate the early signs of ageing. Such happens naturally and in some cases, it can’t be avoided. Even the younger group of people are already experiencing wrinkled skin due to some factors.
Luckily, we live in a generation where aesthetic clinics offer treatments that effectively treats and prevents the early signs of ageing. Here’s a good read about two of these amazing treatment procedures and how they effectively tighten the skin. With the hands of an experienced dermatologist, those wrinkles and fine lines will be gone in no time.
Continue reading below to know more about the other treatment options for skin tightening. We’ve also added some tips to maintain the skin’s firmness and prevent it from sagging.
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Dermal fillers work effectively in treating loose skin issues like fine lines and wrinkles. Various filler substances such as lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and collagen are available to use for such injectable treatment. Fillers help to flatten the crooked skin that normally appears on the forehead, neck, and eye area.
Medical professionals in the past would popularly use collagen as their top dermal filler. But with today’s new and improved filler substances, doctors find collagen less effective. The process of this injectable treatment includes injecting filler substances into the affected skin area to increase its volume and create a lifted appearance.
Laser treatments are very popular in the aesthetic world. This treatment is usually the first option in most skin concerns. The reason for this is how the treatment is painless and how short the recovery time is. The process of this treatment begins by applying a numbing cream to the affected skin area (also the surrounding skin) which helps to counteract the pain or sting that may come with every laser shot delivered.
After applying the cream, the doctor will use a laser energy delivering device that triggers the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. This process helps to plump up and tighten wrinkled and sagging skin. With the various laser treatments available, it is best to seek advice from an experienced dermatologist to know which one is ideal for your condition.
A thread lift can also be referred to as a semi-invasive facelift. Although not fully non-invasive, the treatment causes less pain than the traditional facelift. The process of this treatment includes inserting a stiff thread into the depressed skin and attaching the pulled tissues on barbs to produce a lifting effect on the sagging skin. A thread lift may come with some side effects like swelling, but such will only last for a few days.
Natural Ways To Tighten Skin
One of the easiest ways to keep the skin firm is to avoid the sun. Too much sun exposure won’t do any good to the skin. It promotes skin dryness and develops certain skin pigmentations such as freckles and sunspots. People should learn how to regularly apply sunscreen, especially for those who often stay under the sun for a long time.
Getting enough sleep can also boost collagen levels and maintain the skin’s health. When a person gets 8 hours of sleep, their bodies can generate enough collagen and elastin fibres to repair damaged skin cells. A lot of employed corporate workers only get to have 5 hours of sleep, that’s why their skin tens to become dry and saggy.
Another way to maintain the skin’s firmness is to drink lots of water. A person is required to drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep the body cleansed from within. With cleansed organs, the skin will appear hydrated and firm.