One of the most common skin problems among women over 50, is the development of saggy or loose skin. The skin becomes more susceptible to laxity as it loses its elasticity. Any weight that women gain or lose is more likely to leave stretch marks or loose skin in particular.
It is very common for women over 50 to develop loose or saggy skin. As you grow older, your skin loses elasticity. Stretch marks and loose skin are more likely to form with weight gain or loss.
Saggy and loose skin can result from pregnancy, weight loss, aging, and other factors. Although this is a common issue among women, not much action is taken to address it. Loose skin may affect you mentally in the long run and increase your self-consciousness.
A traditional way to get rid of excessive, saggy, loose skin is through surgery such as facelifts and tummy tucks. Dr. Thean from Ensoul Medical Clinic shared that the skin tightening non-invasive options are increasingly popular due to their low cost, low invasiveness, fewer risks, and shorter recovery times. However, there are non-invasive alternatives as well. In this article, we will walk through some of the 5 common saggy and loose skin treatments which you can consider.
- Tightening Using Radiofrequency Microneedling
With RF Microneedling, the RF energy is delivered deep into the skin to help to rejuvenate it. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, causing a healing response. This therapy can also help to decrease scarring and stretch marks. Not only is the treatment safe and effective, but it is also quite an affordable alternative solution compared to other skin tightening treatments.
- Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening involves using a device to send focused sound waves deep into your skin to stimulate the production of new collagen. Similar to radiofrequency, ultrasound relies on generating heat in the skin. The existing collagen fibers contract and new collagen are now formed. This results in a tightened appearance of the skin.
The ultrasonic skin tightening procedure involves sending sound waves deep into your skin to stimulate collagen production. In a similar way to radiofrequency, ultrasound produces heat in the skin. As a result, the current collagen fibers contract and new collagen are formed. The skin appears tighter as a result.
- Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
This skin tightening radiofrequency procedure will use a device that can be applied to restore the lost collagen in the affected area of your skin. Based on various research indicates that raising the skin’s temperature and keeping it there for a minimum of 3 minutes can activate the release of heat shock proteins which will lead to the development of new collagen and increase the skin elasticity.
- Laser Lipolysis Skin Tightening
Lipolysis, or laser treatment, is now a commonly used and accepted therapy for eliminating unnecessary fatty tissue. Furthermore, the doctors at Ensoul Body Medical Clinic said that the SculpSure treatment has been FDA approved since 2006 and the research has continued to verify with the early clinical observations of decreased adiposity, shortened recovery times, and tightening of the skin. Laser lipolysis can produce similar the same results as liposuction while also tightening your skin.
- Microwave Treatment for Skin Tightening
Such technology using the microwave treatment is the ONDA system. The microwaves are used as a non-invasive method of treating patients by penetrating the tissues with microwave energy.
Onda CoolWaves utilize a non-invasive technology that produces non-invasive growth and rejuvenation without damaging the skin to achieve a 3-in-1 reduction of fat deposits, cellulite, and skin laxity. Aside from tightening and firming the skin, the treatment also boosts collagen production in the targeted areas.