How to Increase Skin Firmness

Amir Karam MD Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Founder / Creator of KaramMD Skin

Skin laxity or a lack of skin firmness is one of the most common skins of aging. What I tell my patients who want to reverse or prevent the signs of age is this: Aging skin can be prevented. I explain how this work in detail in my video: Facial Plastic Surgeons Shares Exactly what to do at home BEFORE getting a facelift.

Essentially, the most important things you can do to improve skin firmness and youthful, beautiful luminosity is to protect your skin from the sun and follow a consistent, excellent skincare routine.

Let’s take a look at what’s so important about sun protection and a great skincare regimen.

Why is it so important to protect your skin from the sun to keep your skin firm?

Two words: sun damage. This is caused by UVB rays. UVA rays are responsible for sunburns, and many sunscreens only protect against UVA rays. However, it is the UVB rays you really have to watch out for. UVB rays damage the DNA in the cells of your skin. The result is mutations or changes in the cells, leading to premature aging. 

The truth is that some sun exposure is healthy, and it’s not realistic to protect your skin from the sun with clothes at all times. That’s why applying broad-spectrum sunscreen daily is so important. A broad-spectrum sunscreen reflects and absorbs UV radiation, ensuring you’re protected from both UVA and UVB radiation. 

Find a non-greasy sunscreen that is waterproof and non-comedogenic. You’ll want a sunscreen that is zinc and titanium dioxide-based. To get more detail on how to choose the best sunscreen, you can find out more in my video: 5 Sunblock Anti-Aging Tips MOST People Get Wrong.

Can a great skincare regimen really help keep your skin firm?

When you are consistent, and you use the right skincare products, YES. Whether you want to prevent skin laxity or correct it, a great skincare routine can be a major factor. 

Find a simple, easy skincare routine that you can do consistently, every day, no matter how busy you are. The most essential ingredients to look for in a great skincare product to achieve skin firmness are retinol, peptides, niacinamide, and growth factors. Each of these helps stimulate collagen production, improve skin structure and elasticity, and keep the skin firm, smooth, and bright. These ingredients help walk back the signs of aging and also hold off skin laxity from occurring in the first place.


Dr. Amir Karam is a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation. Dr. Karam has decades of experience successfully helping patients achieve firm, sculpted and defined features with his signature aesthetic surgical procedures.

While Dr. Karam’s gift in achieving a firm, youthful, elevated lift for patients achieved outstanding patient satisfaction, skin tone, and firmness, Dr. Karam wanted his patients to be able to supplement their results with an outstanding skincare routine they could continue easily and consistently. Dr. Karam realized there just wasn’t a line of skincare products that contained all the necessary ingredients for firm, youthful skin

Dr. Karam spent the next five years formulating and testing his own skincare line, the TRIFECTA. These groundbreaking yet easy-to-use products perfectly complement the results of his signature facelift, keeping skin fresh, beautiful and radiant. For patients who aren’t ready for surgery, the TRIFECTA keeps the skin firm, youthful, and luminous, effectively reversing the clock. 

The TRIFECTA is a clinically proven, three-step skincare program. Each product works together to achieve supple hydration, boost collagen production, and achieve firm, beautifully-radiant skin. From there, Dr. Karam went on to develop POLISH, an advanced, dual exfoliator that polishes away dull skin cells and revitalizes the skin tone. The result is smooth, hydrated skin that simply glows.

Dr. Amir Karam

Dr. Amir Karam is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and an authority in the field of aesthetic medicine. His many satisfied patients love the results of his customized, precision facial procedures. Dr. Karam’s focus is on natural-looking, youthful results that enhance natural beauty. Dr. Karam makes patients feel comfortable with his friendly, caring approach. He is truly dedicated to patients and their results, whether they are looking for surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation.

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