Shh! No one except you should know about anti-aging: How can I tighten the skin on my upper arms that is saggy?

  • An anonymous reader sought advice on how to tighten the skin around their upper arms.
  • Inge van Lotringen spoke to Dr Sophie Shotter about the best treatment 
  • Dr Sophie performed radiofrequency microneedling in Inge’s knee.  

Q I am fed up with the slack skin in my upper arms and on the inside. Is there anything that will help to firm it up?

A Radiofrequency microneedling is very popular for its ability to activate firming, lifting tissue generation in the deeper skin layers without significantly damaging the skin’s surface.

It can tighten and smoothen facial skin as well as crepey, saggy areas of the bodies.

The new Profound device, which can safely heat tissues for up to 67c in four seconds, is the most powerful yet.

An anonymous reader asked Inge Van Lotringen for advice to firm up the saggy skin on their upper arms (file image)

Inge Van Lotringen was asked by an anonymous reader for advice on how to tighten the skin around their upper arms (file photo).

‘This gets us measurable increases in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in a single treatment,’ says Dr Sophie Shotter.

The procedure was performed on my knee. She used painful local anaesthetic injects to save me the pain of having microneedles puncture my skin.

There was swelling and bruising that took many weeks to settle but, says Dr Shotter, in most patients it resolves ‘in a week’, and after three months, my skin has visibly tightened.

Search for your nearest clinic; Dr Shotter ( charges £4,500 for both arms.

It’s worth mentioning, though, that no non-surgical procedure can make severely saggy skin ‘snap back’ entirely — that would take surgery, such as a £6,000-plus arm lift.

Inge Van Lotringen (pictured) recommends a radiofrequency microneedling procedure for firming up saggy skin

Inge Van Lotringen (pictured), recommends radiofrequency microneedling to tighten saggy skin

Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin