Loose skin is a natural part of the ageing process and can occur in any part of the body. The gradual loss of collagen and elastin over time is what causes the skin to sag. While this is a natural aspect of ageing for everyone, it can cause one to feel self-conscious when the affected body part is easily visible such as the face, arms and in some people, the abdomen.
Excess or loose skin can also be due to major weight loss transformation. This is especially apparent in cases of quick drastic weight loss. The speed of the weight loss is too fast for elasticity of the skin to catch up and adapt to the new body shape.
While some topical creams might help in firming up skin that has lost some of its elasticity, they may not work for everyone. This is especially so when it comes to more severe cases that might be caused by significant loss of collagen. In these cases, medical treatments are the way to go to achieve a fast and visible improvement in the condition.