Non-invasive upper arm treatments you can try
Always hiding your arms in jackets, sleeves, and cardigans? Well, it is common, especially for us women to be insecure about having flabby or wobbly arms. If you have been working out and your arms do not seem to slim down, or you have always had jiggly arms despite eating healthy and have reached your weight loss goals, read on and find out about the treatments that can tone and slim them down so that finally, you can show them off.
There are many reasons arms can appear flabby or saggy. It can be due to excessive volume of fat, muscle loss due to aging, loss of retaining support ligament, or extreme weight loss. This is why depending on its cause, there are several ways to treat it too, like reducing fat, building muscle for tone, or tightening the skin. Liposuction can slim it down, but for those not ready for surgery, below are effective non-invasive treatments that you can try:
For excess fat
CoolSculpting is a treatment that can melt fat in specific areas, such as the bra fat, thighs, abdomen, and the upper arms. It eliminates fat cells by cooling them until they are naturally eliminated by the body. This quick procedure has minimal to no downtime. Results happen three to four weeks from the initial treatment, and the number of sessions will depend on the physician’s recommendation.
For loose, wrinkly skin
If you think Ultherapy is only for the face, think again. This well-known treatment can also tighten arms by using ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and lift and tighten the upper arms without surgery. This quick procedure also has no downtime. Results begin two to three months after the initial session and may last from one to two years.
For loss of tone
Thermage and Exilis Elite also use both radiofrequency therapy to target skin tightening and fat loss at the same time. Results will appear in a few months and can last up two years, and several sessions may be required to achieve the best results.
For loss of retaining support
To achieve retaining support, one can use calcium hydroxyapatite biostimulator (Radiesse) and PLLA (Sculptra) to serve as a biostimulator for collagen formation, and tone the muscles with lifting exercise.
Since every treatment has its own benefit, results vary as well, so it is best to consult a certified and trained physician to assess if these treatments are right for your body and also to help you decide on the best type of treatment for you. Also, manage your expectations when it comes to results, since every body responds differently too. More important, note that these are not weight loss solutions, and you must keep a proper diet and exercise to maintain or prolong your results.
With the treatments above, you can finally achieve slimmer, sexier arms. But remember that at the end of the day, what is important is how you feel about your body and also, how you feel inside—do you feel good, happy, healthy, and well? As long as you love your body and you are healthy, that is all that matters.