If you're embarrassed to wear sleeveless tops or wear a swimsuit due to sagging and flabby underarms, talk to a cosmetic doctor about how to tighten your arms without having surgery. If you've lost a lot of weight, you may have no choice but to have surgery since you may have significant sagging. However, if your loose skin is mild to moderate, a non-surgical skin tightening treatment might work and spare you from needing surgery and being left with a scar. Here's what you should know.
You May Need A Fat Loss Treatment First
If you're carrying fat under your arms even though you're close to your normal weight, the doctor might recommend a fat removal treatment to get rid of excess fat that's making your arms jiggly. With the fat gone, you can then tighten your skin so your arms are shapely. Fat loss treatments may include heat or cold treatments that kill pockets of fat cells. Your doctor can discuss options if you want to explore them.
EMS Muscle Building Might Be Suggested Too
Building muscles doesn't tighten skin, but it pumps up volume under your skin so your underarms are more solid and not jiggly. You might do this by lifting weights, but your cosmetic doctor might have treatments that help with fat loss, muscle building, and skin-tightening all at once. Muscle building can be done with electrical muscle stimulation that causes your arm muscles to contract and build muscle. The treatment may also provide heat to target collagen production so your skin tightens.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Sculpts Your Arms
If you've been working out, you may already have muscles, or you may not want muscles, and all you may need is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment to get shapely arms. One method for doing this is microneedling with radiofrequency energy. Microneedling uses small needles to puncture your skin to do controlled damage to the tissues. When your skin repairs the damage, collagen builds up and tightens the skin.
The radiofrequency part of the treatment sends heat deep into your skin to tighten fibers and increase collagen. The result is tighter underarms. This treatment can be combined with PRP therapy, which involves injecting platelet-rich plasma under the skin to increase collagen and elastin that's lost due to age, so your skin gets tighter over a period of months.
Non-surgical skin tightening is often a slower process than surgery, but the non-surgical procedure is easier to endure and won't leave you with long scars. Your doctor may have other ways to tighten your skin depending on the condition of your skin, so you'll want to explore each treatment based on the expected results, the number of treatments you'll need, and the cost in order to choose the right treatment for you.
For more information on non-surgical skin tightening, contact a professional near you.