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Is There A Way To Tighten My Skin In A Safe Way
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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