How to restore firmness to the skin of the thighs, tummy and arms
Beautiful skin is an attractive feature and a marker of good health. However, for various reasons or simply as a result of the passing years, your skin can lose some of its elasticity and begin to sag. This problem, which can be difficult to eradicate, can negatively affect your self-esteem.
Luckily, there are effective solutions to help you restore the firmness of the skin on your thighs, tummy and arms naturally and without surgery.
What causes skin to sag?
Fluctuations in weight
The skin is elastic; therefore, when you gain weight, it adapts and stretches. If you lose this extra weight, especially if you lose it very quickly, some traces of sagging skin may persist, even if your skin could otherwise have regained its firmness.
To lose weight the healthy way and minimize sagging skin, it’s preferable to go about it using a well-balanced method that includes a healthy diet and regular physical exercise. Targeted exercises combined with a nutrition program enable most people to restore some of the firmness to their thighs, tummy, buttocks and arms without, however, eliminating all of the cellulite or restoring the desired firmness to every part.
With time, the skin becomes thinner. The elastin fibers and collagen, which are responsible for ensuring that the skin remains firm and tight, diminish considerably. Furthermore, the skin becomes drier with the years, and this loss of hydration compounds the loss of firmness.
Other factors, including the use of alcohol or tobacco, exposure to the sun (which dries the skin by eliminating the acids and proteins that keep it healthy) and even menopause can cause the skin to sag.
During pregnancy, the body undergoes rapid changes. The woman gains weight and the abdomen increases in size, causing the muscles to stretch and lose their tone. Within a matter of months, the skin is stretched to its limits. After giving birth, the woman may notice excess skin, which appears wrinkled and saggy. With time, the skin can regain its original appearance. However, there are also effective techniques for restoring firmness to the abdominal skin even more quickly.
Liposuction: not without risks
Liposuction is an effective technique for eliminating stubborn rolls of fat and restoring firmness to the skin of the tummy, thighs and arms. It’s a surgical procedure that involves vacuuming the fatty tissue from various parts of the body with the aid of a fine cannula. While this technique has clearly improved since its introduction, it still entails certain risks, which are inherent to any surgical procedure. These risks include heart and lung complications, hemorrhaging, infection and scarring. Following the liposuction procedure, there are also possible risks of fat embolism, postoperative pain, loss of sensation in the skin and imperfections, such as asymmetry, in the treated area.
Furthermore, liposuction eliminates the fat without addressing the firmness of the skin. Consequently, it can produce results similar to those of rapid weight loss, depending on the amount of fat that’s removed. It’s also not the most appropriate procedure for certain parts of the body, for example, if you want to restore firmness to the skin on your arms.
TruSculpt 3D : restoring firmness to the skin without surgery
If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution to improve your figure or restore firmness to precise areas of the body, you’ll be thrilled to discover truSculpt 3D. A non-surgical technique, truSculpt 3D utilizes radiofrequency to destroy fat cells. It can fragment even the most stubborn fatty tissue by targeting it with intense (45–46° C), uniform heat. Following treatment, the body eliminates the undesirable cells naturally, the same way it eliminates other waste products.
This painless procedure requires no incisions, injections or anesthesia. Once the fat cells have been eliminated, the treated area will decrease in size and the skin will regain its firmness. In fact, truSculpt 3D is the only device that destroys fat cells and restores firmness to the skin at the same time.
They’re definitive. Once fat cells are gone, they won’t come back. And a single treatment is often all it takes. Although the effects are usually visible right away, you’ll have to wait around three months to see optimum results. But they’re well worth the wait, as they’re permanent.
What areas can be treated?
The good news is that any area of the body can benefit from this type of treatment. Suitable for men and women, the treatment can restore firmness to the skin of the tummy, thighs and arms and can even eliminate saddlebags or a double chin. It’s equally effective at treating areas of any size, from the smallest to the largest. A session lasts an average of 30 to 60 minutes, and there’s no downtime afterwards.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle: Guaranteeing the health of your skin
We cannot overemphasize the importance of adopting wholesome habits to keep your skin firm and healthy. For example, your diet should include fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants (leafy greens, red fruits, grapefruit, avocados, etc.). Beta-carotene (found in carrots, tomatoes and oranges) helps protect the skin and repair sun-damaged cells, while omega-3 fatty acids help regenerate the skin. Additionally, it’s recommended to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day to keep your skin smooth, firm and well hydrated.
Finally, for long-term results, regular physical exercise will help you restore your skin’s firmness by toning your muscles. Weight training, cardio exercise and core training can all significantly contribute to eliminating excess fat.
TruSculpt 3D treatment: for optimal results
It’s often difficult to get rid of stubborn fat, even if you have healthy lifestyle habits. Are you looking for an effective non-invasive technique to help you improve your figure? The team of high-level professionals at Clinique Jean Gilbert offers you personalized support and guidance to help you achieve your goals. With us, you’ll benefit from rigorous medical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, all in a warm, secure atmosphere.
Contact us to learn more about our services.