Firming creams and aesthetic treatments to combat body sagging


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The body sagging, along with cellulite and stretch marks, are the problems that worry the most when the good weather arrives. The lack of firmness of the skin is more evident in areas such as the brazos, the inner thighs, the buttocks or the abdomen. Ignacio Sanz, plastic surgeon from Martín del Yerro’s team, explains that “body flaccidity has an important basis genetics. There are patients with low collagen and poor quality elastic fibers that make the skin flaccid, regardless of age ”.

However, «behind the loss and decrease of collagen and elastin, substances that provide support, elasticity and firmness to the body there are other causes “, according to the doctor María Rosa García Maroto, Medical Director of Clinique La Prairie Madrid. The expert points out “the hormonal changes, by decreasing estrogens, collagen fibers are destroyed more quickly; the sedentary life causes muscle volume to be lost and the skin looser; the low protein diets they produce a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in flaccidity; solar radiation produces an increase in free radicals that damage collagen fibers.

To all these factors we must add two other essential ones, Over time. After the age of 30, the production of collagen and elastin begins to decrease, increasing flaccidity. And also the sudden weight loss, effect for example of drastic diets.

How to improve body flaccidity?

You cannot fight against genetics or hormonal changes, but you can combat the rest of the causes that cause the loss of firmness of the body. In this sense Myriam Yébenes, director of the Maribel Yébenes Institute of Beauty and Aesthetic Medicine, advises «to combine specific cosmetics, healthy lifestyle, sports and treatments aesthetic and aesthetic medical ». Regarding firming creams, the expert adds “they are the food of the skin, without creams the skin will not look prettyas it will lack nutrition and hydration, and the functions of collagen and the signs of aging would be more visible.

From left to right: Caudalie Vinosculpt Firming Body Balm (€ 28.60);  Nourishing and firming body cream The Glow de Cocunat (€ 44.95);  NIVEA Firming Body Milk Q10 Plus Vitamin C (€ 5.59).
From left to right: Caudalie Vinosculpt Firming Body Balm (€ 28.60); Nourishing and firming body cream The Glow de Cocunat (€ 44.95); NIVEA Firming Body Milk Q10 Plus Vitamin C (€ 5.59). – DR

The firming creams they hydrate the skin and help it look smoother, so they are essential in the care routine. But the key for the creams to work is the constancy. Although it is normal to remember body skin only when good weather approaches, it is advisable to take care of it all year. “Dermatologists always advise that the ideal is to follow a constant routine in skin care. Constancy along with choice of the most suitable ingredients for each problem it will help us to face the ‘bikini operation’. Cosmetic formulas together with the regular practice of some exercise (walking at a good pace) and weight control through a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, will allow us to prevent and improve flaccidity “, says the Dr. María Agustina Segurado, consultant dermatologist at Nivea. To apply the creams, a circular and ascending massage.

From left to right: Sepai V6.4 Booster Firming Pro (€ 69);  Somatoline Total Body Gel firming body cream (€ 26.27);  Casmara Body Sculptor 3-in-1 Firming Cream (€ 39.78).
From left to right: Sepai V6.4 Booster Firming Pro (€ 69); Somatoline Total Body Gel firming body cream (€ 26.27); Casmara Body Sculptor 3-in-1 Firming Cream (€ 39.78). – DR

The best aesthetic treatments to combat the loss of body firmness

But ending body flaccidity also implies resorting to aesthetic and aesthetic medicine treatments. The Dr. Moses Amselem, an expert in aesthetic medicine, recommends «the tratios that recover volume through injections like the hyaluronic acid or the inducers of collagen, such as calcium hydroxyapatite, polycaprolactone or the one most used today for buttock augmentation, polylactic acid ». On the other hand, the expert advises a fast and very effective treatment, Emsculpt, «Known as the 20,000 sit-ups or 20,000 squats machine, which, through high intensity focused electromagnetic fields, is the only machine in the world capable of generating muscle in just 4 sessions of half an hour ».

From left to right: Clarins Lift-Fermerté Firming Body Milk (€ 57);  Nourishing, firming and anti-cellulite cream Rich Firming Body Cream by La Biosthetique (€ 44.50);  Firming dermo-repairing treatment Skin Tone Elasticizing Cream by Bioline Jato (€ 70).
From left to right: Clarins Lift-Fermerté Firming Body Milk (€ 57); Nourishing, firming and anti-cellulite cream Rich Firming Body Cream by La Biosthetique (€ 44.50); Firming dermo-repairing treatment Skin Tone Elasticizing Cream by Bioline Jato (€ 70). – DR

When flaccidity is associated with accumulations of fat, something that is quite frequent, Dr. Ignacio Sanz, from the Martín del Yerro Plastic Surgeons clinic, opts for «the combination of PAL, micro-air assisted liposuction system, which will allow us to suction the fat in a homogeneous way and will favor the retraction of the skin, together with Renuvion, which consists of the injection of helium that is ionized by a radiofrequency, transforming it into plasma that will favor the adaptation of the skin to the new contour ».

Another treatment that helps fight flaccidity, but also cellulite and localized fat, as well as stretch marks and other scars, are the dermatofunctional therapies. Dr. María Rosa García Maroto, from Clinique La Prarie Madrid, explains that “the treatments include the application of electrosonothermic techniques (ultrasound, radio frequency, different currents of biological action), manual and instrumental therapy, motor control of movement and postural correction. With all this we achieve a conscious functional recovery with visible aesthetic improvement ».

Myriam Yébenes recommends one of the latest novelties to treat body flaccidity, the laser body dermolifting. «He works with a very large manipulator that manages to treat many areas at the same time and with many light beams, so we achieve a great skin tightening result in 4-5 sessions, although the results are visible from the first session (corrects flaccidity delaying the aging process). It can be applied to the arms, abdomen, buttocks … ».

Aurora Rodríguez-Huergo, medical director of To Be Aguilar Delgado, explains that “combining technology and professional hands is the most effective way to fight against body flaccidity. In our center we advise combining wood therapy with Indiba and body mesotherapy to get quick results. ‘

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