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Is it possible to reduce an 18-gauge piercing to a 20-gauge piercing or is it only possible to stretch your piercings?

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As long as the jewelry is not to heavy the skin will eventually shrink, and your not going to drastic so yes it should shrink to a 20g within a few months or less.
--- i have my ears stretched to around a 2g and they are almost completely closed up, so given that, I'm sure if you put in a smaller ring the skin should close up on it.
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