lulu2u SAID:

I am considering using a skin tightening procedure for my upper/inner arms. Looking at “Skintyte” device. Have worked out for 30 years with weights but the inner part is really sagging and short sleeves are not looking good on me. Question: Do these devices work on the arms? I’ve seen good results on faces, jowl, neck area but don’t know about other body parts.

Thanks!

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  1. DrMichelleCopeland wrote on :

    Thermage® is now a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. The treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime —on all skin colors, on and off the face, all in a single procedure. Fast and easy, you can even come in during your lunch break and return to work after!

    Thermage® uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. The heat helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate the formation of new collagen, which reduces sagging, renews contours, and improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface. Comfort Pulse Technology, including a vibrating handpiece delivers enhanced patient comfort.

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  2. DrJamesWethe wrote on :

    Upper inner arms are a difficult area that many women are concerned about. There is ongoing testing of many devices to see if they can give good results to areas like this but there is no answer yet. For skin tightening devices, the face and associated areas work the best and other areas like the arms are certainly the subject of much discussion but no clear answers to date.

    James D Wethe, MD

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  3. DrKourosAzar wrote on :

    There are a variety of devices that tighten the skin using heat of different types. Some use infrared light like the Skintyte you mentioned. Others use Radiofrequency energy and some us Ultrasound. The concept is that the heat with tighten the skin by wrapping the collagen molecules tighter like a coil. Most of these devices as a category work but the younger you are and the more good quality collagen left in your skin, the better the results. So the risk is most financial in that you may or may not improve as much as you want it to. If you realize that the improvement can be subtle (less than with surgery) and can afford it, then its totally worth doing. I prefer the Trusculpt treatment which uses RF energy to both heat the skin but also eliminates about 30% of the fat cells permanently by tricking the fat cells into thinking they are abnormal then the body simply takes the cell apart and excretes it. Here is one of our before and after photos with Trusculpt.

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  4. DrSteveLaverson wrote on :

    Yes, these devices “work,” but don’t expect dramatic results. To remove “sagging” skin and get really trim arms, surgery is much more reliably effective. The trade off is a fine linear scar that if well placed, will be seen by few if any others, and fades over time.

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