The Natural Way of Skin Tightening

PD Dr. Dr. med. Ahmad Jalili
PD Dr. Dr. med. Ahmad Jalili
Anti-Aging
Common treatments and procedure: A firm skin is not only an ideal of beauty, but also a sign of health and vitality. There are many ways to achieve a tight skin. If you take the right preventive measures, you may not have to undergo any special skin tightening treatment.

However, there are many situations that require skin tightening treatment. For example, those who have lost a lot of weight, complain about facial wrinkles or generally want to achieve an immediate effect should decide on a targeted skin tightening procedure.

We have compiled the most important questions on the subject of "firm skin" and will give you the appropriate answers below.

What are natural ways to tighten skin?

First of all, you should be aware of how our skin works in the first place. The skin is the body's largest organ and is supplied with numerous vitamins and minerals. These stimulate the formation of proteins that give our skin its softness and vital appearance in a healthy state.

Our skin also has excellent regenerative abilities. However, we sometimes have to help a little so that all the body's own functions function properly.

Take precautionary measures to prevent sagging skin

There are a number of preventive measures that can be taken to achieve skin tightening naturally.

  • regular skin care
  • ufficient sun protection
  • slow weight loss
  • regular sporting activity

As already indicated, our skin must be supplied with various substances in order to remain firm. Although our body can produce most of these itself, a deficiency can arise due to a wide variety of circumstances.

Therefore, various skin care products (e.g. serums or moisturizers) are ideal for maintaining the skin's natural vitality. Some products contain vitamins that stimulate the formation of proteins. Other cosmetics already contain proteins or other substances that should be absorbed directly by the skin. However, this is usually more problematic as the particles may be too large to be absorbed by the skin. Therefore do not blindly rely on the promises of the manufacturers!

Another important component of skin care, which we would like to emphasize once again, is sun protection. Especially in the summer months our skin is stressed by the aggressive UV rays and could suffer from them.

Many people complain about sagging skin in connection with a severe weight loss. The skin has no time to adapt if you lose many kilos in an unhealthy way in the shortest time. It is better to take the target of burning one kilo of body weight per week. This allows the skin to adapt slowly.

After a pregnancy it is of course impossible to prevent you from losing a lot of weight in a very short time. However, you may also want to give your body some time to recover by itself. As already mentioned, the self-healing powers of the skin are enormous. If you feel unwell, treatment is still possible.

Sagging skin is also often the result of weak connective tissue or a lack of muscle mass. If you exercise regularly, you can naturally prevent sagging skin. Ideally, you should choose a sport that appeals to as many muscle groups as possible at the same time. Jogging or swimming are very suitable for this. You do not necessarily have to lift heavy dumbbells to build up muscles. Training with your own body weight (e.g. push-ups or sit-ups) is completely sufficient for healthy exercise.

Note: These measures help to ensure healthy and firm skin in a holistic way. No matter whether you want to tighten your arms or your face, the measures will help.

 

What kind of options are there for non-surgical skin tightening?

Apart from the options mentioned above, there are other options that do not require surgery. Three procedures are particularly worth mentioning here:

  • plasma skin tightening
  • treatment with IPL (intense pulsed light)
  • radio frequency skin tightening

All the measures have in common that they warm up the skin and are intended to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin. These are two crucial structural proteins of the human skin.

The first successes can already be seen after the first treatment. In many cases, however, several sessions are necessary to ensure that the achieved effect lasts as long as possible.

A great advantage of these measures is that they are harmless (as long as they are carried out correctly) and can also be used anywhere on the body (e.g. in the face or at the neck).

 

Is surgical skin tightening a good idea?

The aim of surgical skin firming is to remove excess tissue and tighten the remaining skin. However, surgery with a scalpel is more of a last chance if the other methods have proved unhelpful.

A competent doctor will advise you in detail about your possibilities and risks before an operation. You will need to consider whether you wish to undergo surgery even though you only want to remove a few wrinkles from your eyes.

Be sure to ask if there is a chance that the flaccid skin will recede by itself. It is often a short-term aesthetic problem that many people would like to have solved as quickly as possible. Before you make a hasty decision, you should first try gentler methods.

 

How long does the skin tightening last?

This question depends first and foremost on which method you have chosen.

Artificial measures primarily correct a condition and do not always have a long-term effect. A surgeon's face lift may have to be renewed one day if you don't adopt a skin-friendly lifestyle.

Natural skin tightening treatments are therefore the sensible way to avoid having to renew a skin tightening every few years. These measures also have the advantage that you do something good for your facial skin and the rest of your body skin at the same time.

Measures applied selectively (e.g. to stimulate collagen production) must then only be used as a supplement, e.g. to counteract natural signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles at the neck.

 

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