Skin tightening methods vary from person to person, but there are some common ones. These include injections, skin peels, and laser treatments. Injections use a numbing agent and a local anesthetic before inserting a needle into the skin. This is usually done under the arms or around the abdomen. A local anesthetic numbs the area so that pain is reduced during and after the injection. Peels use a chemical to remove layers of skin. They can be done in one session or over several weeks. This is sometimes combined with injections. Laser treatments use a beam of light to cut the top layers of skin. This is typically done in a doctor’s office. After the treatment, there are several types of care that can be done. Some people may need to take over-the-counter medications to help minimize burning and itching. Others may need to wear clothing that keeps the area cool or apply a cold compress.