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Dr. Thomas Fiala Dr. Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
29 years in practice
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Is there a way to tighten my skin in a safe way?

Is there a way to tighten my skin in a safe way?

Not by much: The shrinkage or tightening effect we can get with today's equipment, regardless of the brand name, is very mild - especially compared to what actual traditional surgery can do. ...Read more

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi Dr. Siddiqi
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College
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Is it safe to tie a scarf tight around your forehead to get rid of the headache? And why does it make my head feel better to do this?

Is it safe to tie a scarf tight around your forehead to get rid of the headache? And why does it make my head feel better to do this?

Should be safe: It should be safe, just make sure it is not so tight that it cuts the circulation. The reason it helps is because many of our headaches are tension type headaches, in which muscle spasm may also be a culprit. Tightening the scarf is somewhat like massage and relaxing the muscles so it helps. Other things helpful would be relaxation, meditation and obviously if no contraindications tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Alexander Dr. Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
23 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Yes: Surgical removal to use of certain lasers and radiofrequency devices will provide a tightening effect. Lesser effects come from muscle building to increase mass, creams, injections (fillers and fat grafting), etc. Do offer some filling options to improve the appearance of loose skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Do chin exercises work to tighten skin?

Do chin exercises work to tighten skin?

For weight loss ...: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. George Gataky Dr. Gataky
Dermatology
55 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are some methods/products to tighten skin?

What are some methods/products to tighten skin?

Tretinoin: Products containing retinol (vitamin a) are available over the counter and help some. But tretinoin (also known as the acne treatment retin-a) is much better. Kojic acid sometimes helps. Moisturizers help temporarily. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh Dr. McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Are there any exercises that can tighten extra skin?

No: Skin cannot be tightened with any amount of exercise. But good exercise and weight loss can decrease the amount of fat bulging beneath the skin, and the skin may shrink back if it isn't stretched too far to do so. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Carolyn Jacob Dr. Jacob
Dermatology
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can anyone tell me what can I use to tighten my skin?

Can anyone tell me what can I use to tighten my skin?

Skin Tightening: It depends on what area of the body or face you want to tighten, and what the current age and status of your skin is. Thermage is a non surgical skin tightening treatment. Fractionated CO2 lasers can tighten facial skin and resurface, ThermiRF can tighten the area under the chin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will my skin sag if i lose more than 100 pounds? If so, how can I tighten it up?

Will my skin sag if i lose  more than 100 pounds? If so, how can I tighten it up?

Very possible.: There is a strong possibility that your skin will sag. Many people address this with surgery after their weight loss. Hydrate well with water and remain physically active. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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How to tighten anal skin.?

How to tighten anal skin.?

treat it delicately: The anal skin covers a sphincter muscle which is round. Avoid placing large objects inside your rectum and you will avoid stretching it out. Avoid fisting, and other sexual acts that will cause skin laxity and a loose sphincter as well as hemorroids. See your doctor if you are bleeding rectally. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Colen Dr. Colen
Surgery - Plastics
42 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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When i lose weight, what's the best way to tighten up the loose skin?

Lots of options: If you're lucky, your skin will contract as you lose weight. If that doesn't happen the excess skin may need to be surgically removed. This is a common procedure that removes the extra skin while trying to "hide" the resultant scars in inconspicuous locations. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Careaga Dr. Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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How can you tighten up loose skin?

How can you tighten up loose skin?

Depends: Significantly loose skin needs to be surgically tightened. Diet, exercise and time will not improve loose skin. There are several non-invasive options (zerona, vasershape, etc... ), but their results are not very impressive. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Tuma Dr. Tuma
Surgery - Plastics
21 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

Loose skin: There are multiple options for treatment of loose skin. It mainly depends on the location that you are asking about. Often times it requires surgical excision and redraping of soft tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Primenopause cause my head to get tight?

Yes, possibly.: Some perimenopausal & menopausal women have tension headaches. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is causing my fore skin to tighten?

What is causing my fore skin to tighten?

Foreskin: Inability to retract the foreskin is known as phimosis. It generally develops as a result of chronic or recurring inflammation or infection of the foreskin and/or the head (glans) of the penis. It is more exaggerated when the penis is erect. You may want to visit a urologist for examination and to discuss options (one of which is circumcision). ...Read more

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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My skin is very loose how to keep it tight?

My skin is very loose how to keep it tight?

Lax skin: It is very unusual for a 18 years old to have loose skin unless you have collagen fiber disease, elastosis or progeria. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What can be done to tighten loose/ stretchy skin?

It depends: Usually we tighten loose skin by surgery but that requires scars which might be hard to hide depending on the location of the skin and surgery has risks. Some doctors are using lasers to thicken the skin but there are limits to how well they work. Sometimes we can fill the area with fillers/fat so it doesn't look so loose but we've all seen overfilled faces. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

Magic wand: If we had a magic wand that could tighten skin, we would not need to use surgery to perform tummy tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, eyelid tucks (witch hazel) and many other operations. Time is your best friend to assess skin contraction. ...Read more