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Why Skin Tightening Facials Don't work?

Why Skin Tightening Facials Don’t Work? : Unveiling the Truth


  • Aging leads to sagging skin due to decreased collagen production.

  • Skin-tightening facials are popular for rejuvenating skin but may not provide significant tightening.

  • Collagen and elastin are vital for firm skin, and their reduction causes sagging and wrinkles.

  • Factors like sun exposure, stress, and aging contribute to reduced collagen and elastin.

  • Non-surgical skin tightening treatments like HIFU, laser, chemical peels, fillers, bio-fillers, and Plasmoderm can address skin laxity effectively.

The skin-tightening marketplace is expected to grow at a rate of 11% by 2028. 

With aging, your skin sags because of decreasing collagen. Many people look much older than their age because of their sagging skin. Skin-tightening facials are growing popular among people who want to tighten their skin and get back their youthful charm. 

The leading salons promote skin tightening facials as the solution to tighten and lift skin without downtime. They claim such facials target your skin’s deeper layers with radiofrequency/ultrasound technology, which gives you smooth and youthful skin. 

However, skin tightening doesn’t work in giving you tight and firm skin. Getting facials repeatedly can gradually improve your skin quality but can’t tighten your skin. To get firm and youthful skin, you need advanced treatment at our clinic in Bengaluru. Our skilled doctors at CNF checks your skin condition and then suggests the right skin-tightening treatment. 

The Science Behind Skin Tightening 

Your skin tends to get loose and sag as you age. Nowadays, skin tightening treatments implement a safe method to get into the deeper layers of your skin and increase collagen production. Such treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin while enhancing your complexion and skin texture. You get natural results, which give you a rejuvenated skin tone and enhance your beauty. 

Collagen and Elastin: The Building Blocks of Firm Skin

Collagen and elastin are proteins in your body, which work together to keep your skin tight. As collagen production reduces, your skin loses its natural structure and gets fine lines, wrinkles, and textural issues. With naturally losing fatty tissues, the decreasing amount of collagen loses facial volume, which gives you sagging and loose skin

Elastin maintains elasticity in your skin and keeps it resilient. Your skin starts sagging with the breakdown of elastin fibers. Wrinkles and fine lines develop on your skin, which makes you look tired most of the time. Collagen and elastin production is reduced because of sun exposure, stress, illness, genetics, aging, and exposure to toxins. By preventing the decrease of collagen and elastin production, you can maintain a firm and youthful skin. 

Factors Influencing Skin Sagging and Aging

Here are the key factors that contribute to your skin sagging and aging:

    • Reduced collagen and elastin production

    • Decreased natural skin exfoliation

    • Moisture slowdown

    • Shrinking of sebaceous glands

    • Long-term exposure to free radicals and UV rays

    • Hormonal changes

    • Sudden weight loss

The Promise of Skin Tightening Facials

You can find many posh salons promising to tighten your skin and give you a youthful face with their skin-tightening facials. However, they aren’t truthful claims. Your face will sag as you will grow older. The skin on your face droops down and forward, and thus you lose volume in your central face. Thus, facials with different topicals at salons can never give you tighter and more youthful skin. 

If you want to tighten your skin, you will have to go for the right skin-tightening treatment as only facials won’t deliver the desired results. Getting a facial massage repeatedly can only renew skin cells through blood flow circulation beneath your skin. It prevents puffiness and accumulation of fluid generated from the lymphatic system. Proper blood circulation adds nutrition, proteins, and oxygen to your skin but can never tighten it. 

The Reality Check

With the growing concern of people wanting to have tight skin, the tightening facials have certain myths. Many people believe that facial massage can tighten skin gradually. However, skin laxity isn’t related to muscles, and thus no massages can tighten your skin. When muscles build inside your body, you may add sufficient volume to fill some of the loosened skin. But, your skin doesn’t get tightened noticeably with facial massages.

Our advanced skin tightening treatment can tighten your skin as it uses warmth and pressure to boost collagen production. The increased collagen can give you firm and toned skin, be it on your face, neck, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and other body parts. For instance, laser treatment can boost collagen production and mildly firm your skin. 

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Facial seems to be the “real” skin tightening treatment but it’s not. You may gradually get better but never a tight skin. Your skin can never tighten naturally as it loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as you grow older. Plastic surgery gives you the illusion of tighter skin, however, it does not get tightened. The loose skin only gets stretched and replaced. 

The right non-surgical skin treatment can give you tight skin with no downtime. Our doctors can tighten crepey or lax skin on your face and other body parts. It boosts collagen and elastin production, which enhances your skin texture and tone. Non-surgical skin tightening treatment can be the right choice if you have mild to moderately relaxed skin and don’t want an unnatural-looking facelift. 

What Kind of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments Work?

Here are the different types of non-surgical skin tightening treatments you can do at CNF:

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)


HIFU involves using concentrated ultrasound energy to your body part with a handheld device. It is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates cells, rejuvenates tissues and produces more collagen. As a result, your saggy skin tightens and lifts. Collagen production tends to reach its peak in 2 to 3 months. 

During that period, you can see your facial skin getting healthier and looking younger. The number of HIFU sessions you require depends on the level of your skin laxity, your body’s response to ultrasound energy, and collagen production. You can see an immediate effect post the session but the best results show after 2 to 3 months. 

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser Skin Tightening in Bangalore

Laser skin tightening treatment is a minimally invasive treatment that tightens your loose skin and enhances your face. It uses an infrared light source and heating beneath the skin collagen to tighten your skin. The treatment can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and treat sagging skin. 

It promotes collagen production in the treated area and collagen absorption by your skin from other areas. You can get enhanced and smoother skin with collagen regeneration. 3 to 4 sessions of laser treatment are required to get the desired results. As the treatment has no downtime, you can resume your normal activities after the session. 

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel treatment in Bangalore

Chemical peels are one of the best treatments to tighten your skin and make it look youthful again. The peels remove dry and old cells by making the skin exfoliate and peel off, which reveals new and healthy skin. Your new skin will look tighter, even-toned, and smoother than before. 

Chemical peels can fix skin issues, such as acne, sun spots, wrinkles, melasma, blotchy pigmentation, and age spots. Avoid sun exposure after the treatment to get a smoother complexion. Your skin’s outer layer will crust 3 to 4 days after the treatment. The peeling continues for 7 to 10 days.


Fillers treatment in Bangalore 

Fillers can replace the lost hyaluronic acid and collagen in your skin. It restores youthful charm and resiliency in your skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is more effective in rejuvenating the hollow parts of your face. Fillers can smoothen out fine lines around your eyes/lips. 

When it comes to tightening loose skin, fillers compensate for lost volume to give a natural-looking result. You can get immediate results, however, it takes 2 to 4 weeks for the fillers to fully settle in. 

OG Fillers

OG Filler treatment in Bangalore

OG Filler with plasma gel is one of the most natural treatments to reverse your skin aging. We use a gel derived from your blood, which minimizes the risk of side effects. The plasma gel plumps up the areas that lost volume. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

The result is visible after a single session. The volume effect stays for 3 to 6 months after a single treatment. Repeated sessions may reverse your skin aging, volume, and laxity that stay for many years. Bio filler treatment suits vegans and people having allergies.


Plasmoderm treatment in Bangalore

Plasmoderm is a series of treatments spaced at an interval of 6 to 8 weeks. Your skin tightens and collagen production increases, which may take approximately 3 to 4 months to get visible. The results can stay for 6 to 12 months. The increased volume stays for 1 to 3 weeks. 

You can see an exceptional result after approximately 2 to 4 weeks after your treatment. At least 2 treatments at an interval of 6 months may be required to get the desired results. 

Dermapen Microneedling

Dermpen Micro needling treatment best for Skin Tightening Facials


The Dermapen microneedling pen contains a spring-loaded needle tip and sterile needles that help tighten your loose skin. The needles create punctures on the dermis and epidermis. This treatment involves applying an automated vibrating motion like a stamp to make punctures, mainly like wounds, on your sagging skin, which boosts elastin and collagen production. As the human body produces less collagen with aging, Dermapen microneedling is considered to be one of the best skin tightening treatments. It also improves your body’s capabilities of self-healing.  

Want to get rid of your sagging skin and tighten it to retain your youthful charm? Book an appointment with our doctors. Once you visit our clinic in Bengaluru, we examine your skin and suggest the right treatment.

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Dr. Praharsh Devraj

Dr. Praharsh Devraj

Dr. Praharsh Devraj is an Indian cosmetic doctor with decades of experience in Skincare, Injectables, and Hair Loss Treatments. He is India's best injector who has trained more than 1k+ injectors and has transformed over 10k+ faces pan India. He is first India's pioneer in Organic Lift and Plasmoderm for Facial aesthetics and Anti-Aging. He is also the founder of Clinic Next Face, India's 1st Smart Ageing Clinic. Praharsh Devraj is also a member of the London School of Facial Orthotropics.

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