What Can Be Done to Tighten Skin on the Face and Body?

Some of the most common telltale signs of aging skin are wrinkles, sagging, and crepey areas. Not only does your skin’s natural production of the components it needs to stay strong and elastic decline gradually as you age, but your skin also is damaged by exposure to sunlight, other environmental stressors, and lifestyle habits like smoking. This damage to your skin eventually results in sagging, especially since the collagen isn’t replenished by your body as readily as it once was. Luckily, it’s possible to revitalize your skin and preserve some of its youthful tightness—both on your own and with help from others. In addition to in-office cosmetic treatments, there are also certain ingredients that are proven to make your skin look younger and prevent additional damage. If you want to make your skin firmer without the need for surgery, laser skin tightening from our South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team and these other home remedies can be beneficial:

Over-the-Counter and Prescription Products

The right types of topical skin products, such as retinoids, can actually produce mild improvements for your skin quality. However, it’s important to note that these improvements will occur gradually over a long period of time with consistent use of the topical products, so they aren’t a quick fix. Keeping your skin hydrated by moisturizing will make it look plumper and more youthful. Sunscreen is also a must when it comes to preserving firmer skin.


Exercise won’t actually tighten skin, but it can make skin appear to be firmer, especially if the sagging has been caused by weight loss or pregnancy. Building more muscle mass and tightening the muscles below the surface makes the skin on the surface seem less saggy—but keep in mind that this is a very modest improvement. Weightlifting and resistance training are the best ways of improving your muscle strength.

In-Office Cosmetic Treatments

Titan® laser skin tightening is a treatment that heats up the deeper layers of skin to promote collagen growth. An influx of new collagen—which is a protein that provides structure, strength, and fullness—can tighten lax skin on areas such as the jowls, neck, and cheeks.

Want more advice about how you can enhance your skin’s appearance with laser skin tightening and more? The South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team can explain how the treatment works, as well as suggest other options. Contact us at (856) 810-9888 or send in a contact form to reach and schedule a consultation.

Dr. Robin Levin