How to Achieve Tighter Skin Without Surgery

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How to Achieve Tighter Skin Without Surgery

Getting older means a lot of things — stiff joints, body changes, and wrinkles. But most people forget the change in skin elasticity that leads to loose, sagging skin on various body areas.

No matter your age, you always want to look your best, but when you see sagging skin in the mirror, you can't simply cover it up with makeup. You can, however, take several steps to firm your skin on your own. But if you're still unhappy with the results, other nonsurgical treatments exist to explore.

At Flushing Medical Spa in Queens, New York, Dr. QiLi Li and her team offer various skin tightening treatments, including Botox® and microneedling, so you can feel your best.

What causes sagging skin?

Loose skin is an unfortunate aspect of aging that almost everyone experiences. Your skin loses its elasticity as you age due to decreased collagen and elastin production.

Other causes of sagging skin include decreased muscle volume, exposure to pollutants, and UV sun exposure over time. Smoking and drinking excessively also affect your skin's health.

In most cases, aging is the reason for sagging skin on the face. However, significant weight loss and pregnancy are also common causes of sagging skin. Your face isn't the only area affected either; other areas of skin sagging include:

  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Buttocks

Sagging skin affects your confidence and is extremely difficult to reverse — but it can be done. You may think surgery is the only option for tighter skin. Still, many other options exist, including lifestyle changes and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.

Achieving tighter skin without surgery

You don't have to go under the knife to get tighter skin. Our team at Flushing Medical Spa offers various nonsurgical treatments to give you the skin you dream of.

Dr. Li evaluates your skin and goals to determine the best treatment for your needs. She then offers the following therapies for tighter skin:


Botox is a toxin that the bacteria Clostridium botulinum produces. While dangerous in large doses, Botox is safe and effective for cosmetic purposes.

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles to reduce the signs of aging. Without the ability to contract, your muscles relax, promoting tighter, wrinkle-free skin.

The benefit of Botox is that it's minimally invasive and requires little downtime. The results are long-lasting, although you will require repeat injections to maintain your tighter skin.

RF microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is another treatment we offer to promote firmer skin. It combines radiofrequency energy and microneedling to stimulate collagen production for tighter skin.

During the procedure, Dr. Li uses a handpiece with tiny, medical-grade needles to pierce the top layers of your skin. The tiny microtears stimulate your body's healing response, rebuilding healthier-looking skin.

She then uses radiofrequency energy to warm your tissues, creating collagen and elastin production for optimal skin-tightening effects.

The best part of both treatments is that they're minimally invasive and require almost zero downtime. You'll regain confidence in your appearance after a few short days when you begin to see the fantastic results.

Other lifestyle tips to help your skin

Along with our highly effective treatments, there are lifestyle tips you can utilize to enhance your results. While these tips alone won't give you the best results, they help reduce your risk of sagging skin over time.

Eating a healthy diet is one of the ways to enhance your skin health. Whole foods provide vital minerals and vitamins your skin needs to look its best.

Staying hydrated is another helpful tip. Your skin needs hydration to stay healthy and flush out toxins that lead to wrinkles and sagging.

You can also try firming lotions and creams to provide a day-to-day firmer look. These lifestyle options and treatments help you look your best after Botox or RF microneedling.

If you're ready to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening, don't hesitate to call our office today at 718-539-3366 or use our online booking tool anytime.