How to Tighten Sagging Skin on Face

Skin Tightening Dermatology

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The skin on your face can lose its firmness and elasticity over time. This causes the skin to become loose and start to sag, a problem known as skin laxity. This sagging skin can make you look older than you feel and give you a tired, hollow appearance. Fortunately, Levy Dermatology offers several treatment methods that can restore your skin’s tightness and youthful appearance. 

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Why Does Skin on the Face Sag?

People develop skin laxity gradually and at different rates. Factors like heredity and sun exposure can influence when your skin begins to sag. Sagging skin comes from a loss of collagen, an essential structural protein. Collagen plays a vital role in keeping your skin firm and resilient. When it decreases due to age, sun damage, or other factors, skin becomes loose and succumbs to the effects of gravity. 

How to Tighten Sagging Skin on Face

You have several options for tightening the sagging skin on your face. Your dermatologist will advise you which treatment will best meet your needs. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Levy Dermatology offers several laser skin resurfacing options, including the effective, all-purpose Halo™ by Sciton. Laser treatments can act like a peel to remove the surface layers of skin for brightening and rejuvenation, or they can work at a deeper level to trigger the skin’s healing response and signal collagen production.


Using a technology called radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL), FaceTite™ removes fat and tightens skin in the area around the neck, chin, and jowls. A small cannula equipped with electrodes emits radiofrequency energy that breaks up fat cells. In addition to removing fat cells, FaceTite™ causes the collagen and skin to contract, making the area look firmer and tighter. 

Vivace™ RF Microneedling

Levy Dermatology offers Vivace™ microneedling combined with two different types of energy. This treatment uses a standard microneedling approach but adds radiofreqiency (RF) energy and LED light energy. These add to the collagen-boosting powers of microneedling to erase signs of aging. 

SkinPen® Microneedling

Levy Dermatology offers the SkinPen® for targeted, precise microneedling. This device uses tiny needles to create channels in the skin. This causes the surrounding skin to begin a healing process that promotes collagen development and causes the skin to tighten as it repairs itself. 


Using radiofrequency energy in combination with microneedling, the Morpheus8 increases your skin’s collagen production. While microneedling stimulates the healing process, the radiofrequency energy emitted by the needles works under the skin to trigger deeper levels of skin to make more collagen, leading to tighter skin. 

What Results Will I See From Sagging Skin Treatment?

While you may see some results from treatment right away, your best results will develop over the next few weeks as the levels of collagen in your skin increase. You will begin to see improvements in firmness, tightness, and decreased lines and wrinkles. Treatment often requires several sessions for maximum results, but the resulting collagen development can last for months or years. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sagging Skin Treatment?

Almost anyone makes a good candidate for one of the above skin tightening treatments. Your dermatologist will select the best treatment method and depth of treatment to give you excellent results with minimal downtime. 

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