Arm Tightening | Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

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Arm Tightening | Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

We’ve all heard the jokes: “bat wings”, “bingo wings” or “loose skin worthy of a Shar Pei”. That’s just not cool! If you feel self-conscious about any area of your body, including hanging arm skin, we take that seriously. We believe you deserve a better option for saggy arms than laughing it off or covering up! Luckily, there are top nonsurgical arm tightening procedures out there. Here’s all you need to know about the best noninvasive arm lift treatments, courtesy of Smooth Synergy MedSpa NYC.

How to Get Rid of Saggy Arms? Can Loose Arm Skin Be Tightened?

When you flex your biceps, does the skin underneath still tend to flap like it has a mind of its own? You’re not alone. It’s typical to develop sagging skin on the backs of the upper arm at points between the shoulder and elbows. In addition, this problem is not caused by how much you weigh or by how your arm fat is distributed. In reality, flabby arms tend to be immune to both diet or exercise. Here’s what causes arm flab and why:


As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, causing both the skin and connective tissue to lose elasticity and sag. While we tend to associate this with the face, the areas of the upper body, particularly the backs of arms, under the armpits or along the bra area, are also prone to appearing less toned and flabby. 


Some people are just more likely to have saggy, lax skin (thanks, mom and dad!), which means they may develop flapping arms before their peers do.

Hormone Fluctuations

Hormone changes, particularly as we age,  can make it hard to build muscle in the area, which is why you may need a boost beyond exercise.

Body Changes

Did you recently undergo weight loss? Whenever our bodies change size, sagging skin is often the aftermath. That’s because weight gain causes our skin to stretch. When we lose weight, the skin doesn’t bounce back to its previous shape and size.

Can You Tighten Arm Skin?  How Do You Tighten Sagging Skin on Arms? 

A resounding YES! The best treatment to tighten arms is either RF Microneedling and Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP (or the two used in tandem). They’re great alternatives to surgical options such as an arm lift or brachioplasty, because they don’t come with the risks, side effects and downtime associated with surgery.

Frankly, both PRP and Microneedling with RF are great for most areas of the body. However, there’s a very important reason we recommend them specifically for arms. Because of a lower skin to fat ratio in this area, arms require a treatment that’s incredibly precise. In order to be both safe and effective, targeted treatment is essential here. The two treatments that check that box? RF Microneedling and PRP Skin Rejuvenation.

Both spark a process of skin repair at precise layers of the skin. As a result, they work to promote blood flow, cellular turnover, as well as collagen and elastin production under the skin. And they can be completely customized to the specific anatomy of your arms.

What Skin Tightening Results Can I Expect Before and After?

Both PRP and Microneedling with Radiofrequency are highly effective to:

  • Tighten skin
  • Firm skin
  • Diminish skin laxity
  • Reduce crepey skin
  • Even skin tone or texture
  • Minimize large pores
  • Diminish photoaging
  • Repair surface skin imperfections, such as age spots or dark marks

What is the Best Skin Tightening Treatment for Arms? How To Reduce Arm Flab?

RF Microneedling for Arm Tightening

RF Microneedling is a combination of two modalities. Separately, each treatment can accomplish a great deal. Specifically,

Microneedling causes micro-injury to the surface of the skin. As a result, it works to diminish crepiness, reduce pore size, minimize scars, as well as restore uneven skin tone or texture. 

Radiofrequency directs a gentle thermal energy to the dermal layer of the skin, which tightens and firms the skin from the inside out. 

So what happens when they’re combined? True synergy. Here’s why.  Radiofrequency alone has a tendency to disperse in the outer layers of the skin. The addition of Microneedling works to tighten and firm skin in a truly targeted way. Specifically, as the skin is pierced, the RF energy is delivered through the microneedles to precise depths at an appropriate intensity. In addition, an adjustable needle depth makes it extremely simple to customize treatment. These things are exactly what’s needed to achieve results on the thin skin of the upper arms.

Click here for in-depth information about Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP for Arms

Unlike Microneedling and Radiofrequency, PRP doesn’t use energy. Its tightening and firming power comes from PRP injections combined with microneedling with PRP. Specifically, Platelet-Rich Plasma  is the protein-rich part of the blood, as well as a growth factor designed to heal wounds. When strategically placed under the skin, PRP stimulates a process of skin repair that’s excellent for tightening the skin from the inside out. What’s more, PRP also works to heal the surface of the skin, in order to even out skin tone and texture.  

Click here for in-depth information about PRP

A Note of Caution: Do NOT Get Coolsculpting for Tightening Loose Arm Skin

We know that many seemingly professional businesses out there are recommending Coolsculpting to get rid of loose, sagging arm skin. Coolsculpting is specifically indicated for fat reduction. Period. It is NOT a skin tightening treatment.

Which Skin Tightening Treatment is Right for Me? What’s the Skin Firming Price for Arms?

This is where we always recommend a personalized consultation with an Expert in Beauty. When you come to Smooth Synergy, a practitioner will listen to your beauty goals and take a look at your arms before making a treatment recommendation. In fact, it’s common for us to recommend having PRP and RF Microneedling done together. Additionally, we’ll take your budget into consideration and tell you the skin tightening cost for you.

Where to Get Skin Tightening in NYC? Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa?

Smooth Synergy MediSpa is conveniently located in Midtown East, Manhattan. We’ve been in the business of non-invasive aesthetic solutions since 2002. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in assessing your skin to figure out what will work for you. Additionally, we know how to layer modalities to provide you even better skin tightening results for arms. Call us at 212-397-0111 for a complimentary consultation. We are here to help.

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