Our skin is an organ that is ever changing. Age, variations in weight, exposition to the sun and polluting materials are all factors that contribute to our skin’s modification and leave marks. Cutaneous relaxation is a very common skin transformation phenomenon, usually associated with aging, but that can also appear amongst the younger ones.

 

Often, during a pregnancy or a weight gain, the elastic fibers of the skin get stretched. If a rapid weight loss occurs, the skin will gain firmness, but it is sometimes possible that certain parts of the body will keep traces of that skin relaxation. That same phenomenon is also caused by our skin’s natural aging process. In that case, the elastic fibers tend to relax and be renewed less often, since the production of elastin decreases year after year. Those fibers are responsible for our skin’s firmness and good shape and therefore, the skin starts sagging. Aging also reduces collagen production, which plays a critical role in the skin’s vitality.

Cutaneous relaxation of the arms

Every part of the body can be affected by cutaneous relaxation, but the arms tend to preoccupy a lot of people since that area of the body is very exposed. Fortunately, there exists many accessible solutions to solve this issue.

How to firm the arms’ skin

Before thinking about getting a surgery or clinical procedures, it is possible to apply many simple tips that can be integrated to your daily life.

First, physical training will help firming the arms. No gym subscriptions are needed to do a couple of arm exercises that can correct that type of problem. Some simple controlled repetitions, done with a light weight, can be highly beneficial. It is not necessary to put a lot of weight to gain firmness and strength under the arms. A few pushes completed on a regular basis using a chair or a desk can be very efficient.

Then, a change in your diet can also make a big difference. To fight cutaneous release, it is recommended to put to priority on foods that favor collagen production.

Antioxidants are also known for their positive effects. If necessary, food supplements can fill in gaps that we can’t fill with actual food.

Clinical treatments for cutaneous relaxation

There exists cures available in clinic that will offer visible results. VENUS FREEZE technology is a process approved by Health Canada that has proven itself as the solution. To obtain durable results for the arms, a series of 8 to 10 treatments that last between 30 to 45 minutes, will make a beautiful difference – goodbye wrinkled arms! This technology allows to remove the wrinkled skin and increase firmness. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment. Patients usually report feeling a warm sensation similar to a hot stone massage. There are no side effects associated to the treatment and patients can return to their occupations immediately.

For long-term results, it is recommended to combine the three tips discussed above: physical activity, dietary change and clinical treatments. To gain self-esteem, particularly during summer when our arms are frequently exposed, those are great ways to correct this issue that affects so many of us.

Kathleen Parent, Laser expert

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