If you’re wondering what the best way to tighten your skin is, the short answer is to not let it loosen up in the first place, but that’s not really realistic. It is a great idea to have a daily skincare routine that is tailored specifically to your skin type. Your dermatologist can help you to set up that routine. But even those with the best skincare routines possible can suddenly have wrinkles or sagging skin, especially later in life. If you have sags and wrinkles that are out of control, you need to find the best way to reverse the damage.
Try At-Home Skincare Treatment Options First
The cheapest and easiest ways to care for your skin can be done right in your own home. There are plenty of at-home skincare devices, creams, and lotions available in local stores. But be sure to do some research on them and check product reviews before you choose one. Also, remember that at-home creams and devices are not as strong as those you will find in a skincare clinic. So, it may take quite a while before you notice any positive changes.
Popular Clinical Treatment Options for Skin Tightening
If you aren’t having success treating your skin for sags and wrinkles at home, you should look into clinical treatment options. One popular option is to use lasers for skincare. Another is to have Botox injections or have some sort of filler injected to plump up the skin.
Injections are often the better choice for those with darker skin because they don’t tend to be as disruptive to the pigment of the skin or the oil glands. Those with dark skin tones tend to have more oily skin than light-skinned people. So, lasers can heat that extra oil and burn the skin. Injections won’t do that.
Nevertheless, laser treatments can be beneficial in a lot of circumstances, and there are some that are usable on dark skin tones. That’s why it’s important to talk to your local skincare clinic or dermatologist about them before you rule them totally in or out.
Other Types of Available Skin Tightening Treatments
Many clinics also offer other options to either tighten the skin or give it the appearance of being smoother. For example, a chemical peel won’t actually make the skin tighter in a traditional sense. What it does is strip away dead skin cells and debris so healthy skin can show through. That can often make the skin look a bit tighter and healthier. Microdermabrasion does a similar thing, but without the chemicals. Instead, it basically sands off the top layer of skin. But, since both of those treatments can disrupt skin pigment and irritate oil glands, they aren’t generally recommended for dark skin.
Treatments that can generally be used on dark skin include almost anything designed to encourage internal production of collagen. Treatments that fall in that category include radio frequency and ultrasound procedures, some types of intense pulsed light (IPL) and certain very specific laser treatments, known as non-ablative treatments.
As you can see, your options for skincare treatments and skin tightening are wide open, but you shouldn’t try the first treatment you hear about. The more research you do, the more likely you are to have skincare success in the future.