Best skin tightening treatment in Mumbai. RF, HIFU or Dermal threads for anti aging

We, at SkinGenious, are your anti-aging dermatology experts. At our clinics, a top skin specialist doctor guides you through the process and supervises your treatments directly. We are a safe and effective choice for a non-surgical skin tightening treatment in Mumbai. Transparency in prices is a given with us.

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Non-surgical skin tightening treatments are an increasingly popular method for men and women who are looking for anti aging solutions. The machines and techniques used are all FDA approved and are highly effective. The technology has evolved to become more effective, consumer friendly and less painful. In Mumbai, we have noticed a large growth in people looking for these treatments. All of us, at the end of the day want to look and feel younger when no risk is associated.

Once you read more about the treatment options for sagging skin on this page, you can make an informed decision and choose a treatment method for yourself, under the expert guidance of a top dermatologist at SkinGenious.


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Do you want to look younger?

Do you want to reduce the saggy appearance of your skin?

Do you want to get your youthful skin tightness back?

And do you want all this without the risks of a surgery?


Then you are the ideal candidate for one of our skin tightening treatment options. The treatments have proven to be effective across age groups and help with tightening loose skin in most body areas. We offer non-invasive RF treatment and HIFU treatment as well as minimally invasive dermal threads.


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Signs of aging appear due to specific changes in our bodies. These are:

  • Loss of connective tissue: this mainly includes collagen and elastin. Since our 30’s, our body tends to lose more connective tissue than it can generate. Connective tissue is made of proteins that hold all the surrounding structures of skin together. Hence, when we lose it, our skin becomes saggy (skin laxity). This happens given the effect of gravity, pollution and sun related aging of our skin. This treatment is very effective for larger areas of the face and neck, for the abdomen, thighs, buttocks etc. This is the indication that we discuss in detail on this page.


  • Wrinkles and fine lines: Although a part of this is because of loose skin, it can be controlled by acting on the muscles pulling under the skin. To read details on how to effectively reverse fine wrinkles and fine lines, please visit our page on wrinkle reduction treatment. Skin tightening treatments also largely help with wrinkles but are not as effective for finer lines that may concern us.


  • Loss of volume: Again, loss of connective tissue in larger and more prominent areas, like under the eyes or in our lips lead to a hollow or thin appearance. These are not effectively reversed with the skin tightening treatments on this page. You may want to read our section on dermal fillers for anti aging.


Hence, if you have reached your 30’s, are in Mumbai and want a tighter overall appearance of your skin, this page is for you.

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How it works

We offer 3 different treatments for skin tightening across our clinics and have explained the mechanism for all 3 here. The treatments are:

  • Radiofrequency (RF treatment): non-invasive
  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU treatment): non-invasive
  • Dermal thread lift: minimally invasive


Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment:


RF treatment involves the use of radiofrequency waves to help your body regenerate the connective tissue (collagen) that it has lost over the years. It generates heat under the layers of skin superficially and this action leads to your body reacting by generating more collagen in the superficial layers. This in turn helps tighten the structures below the skin and hence helps you lose the saggy appearance. In the case of RF, a single session is often not enough although you will start seeing results. You may need 3-6 sessions to see the desired levels of change. The treatment is delivered with the help of a hand-held device.


High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment:


HIFU is very similar in its action to RF. The major difference is that in place of radiofrequency, ultrasound waves are used to stimulate a similar action. The major difference however, is that this treatment acts on deeper layers of skin and the treatment hence shows a greater difference in a single session.

Unlike RF, which will show an immediate change and will continue to improve over the next few weeks, HIFU treatment results start showing real results 3-4 months after you have taken a treatment session. The underlying principle is however similar. It helps the body in regenerating the lost collagen which then helps tighten the surrounding structures.


Dermal Thread Lift:


Unlike RF and HIFU, this treatment is not non-invasive. It comes under the purview of being minimally invasive. Here, 2-4 dermal threads (made of inert material) are introduced under the skin. The threads have a hook on the end and attach to the sub-dermal area targeted by your dermatologist.

These threads pull up the skin as you would expect and the reaction of the tissue surrounding the thread helps tighten it further. Don’t worry, it’s not as painful it may sound in the hands of a trained aesthetic dermatologist like the ones empaneled with us.


The procedure with HIFU and RF is more or less similar. After your consultation and expectation setting, you will enter the treatment room.


With both RF & HIFU treatments, you may feel the generation of heat and this feeling could also be perceived as pain. A topical anesthetic is hence applied over the treatment area before the treatment starts.


The machine will be used after applying a gel over the treatment areas selected.


Both RF and HIFU treatment are delivered with a hand-held device connected to the respective machines. They help improve the firmness of skin. The device will be rolled over the target area in a specific pattern as required by the treatment to be effective. the procedure will take roughly 30-60 minutes after which the area will be cleaned and you will be good to go home.


There is absolutely no down-time involved in the treatments. With the RF treatment you will see some immediate change which will improve over the course of the next three months. However, you may need to plan your next session over the next 7-10 days and may need a total of 3-6 sessions.


With HIFU, you will see the actual change after 3-4 months. A single session also shows change, but 2 or more  sessions may also be suggested. Both treatments also help with reducing the size of open pores and give an overall refreshed and youthful appearance.



With dermal threads, since the procedure is minimally invasive, there is a requirement of topical anesthesia. After your consultation, your treatment will be provided by your skin specialist. The inert threads are taken out of the bag in your presence. You will see them with long needles.

You will be asked to lie down or sit on the treatment table (it depends on which position allows better access to the target area). The needles are then inserted along with the threads and pulled out after the thread has attached sub-dermally with the help of tiny hooks present at their ends.

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Targeted areas

RF and HIFU skin tightening treatments are used across a wide variety of body areas. Dermal threads are used only for the face. The areas which HIFU and RF are most commonly used to target include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttock region.

There is no restriction as such on the areas where these treatments can be used, but they are not used around the eyes.

Before and after picture

An example result of visible skin tightening of a 34 year old male client (using HIFU treatment).

Before and after of HIFU skin tightening treatment in 34 year old male at SkinGenious Mumbai

Cost in Mumbai

The cost for the three treatments are different. With RF & HIFU treatment, you might require multiple sessions, so a package price is also provided. The method to finally be used will be decided by your skin specialist after understanding your requirements and discussing it with you.

RF skin tightening (face & neck) ₹ 5000 ₹ 12000
RF skin tightening (abdomen) ₹ 7500 ₹ 18000
HIFU skin tightening (face & neck) ₹ 15000 ₹ 40000
HIFU skin tightening (abdomen) ₹ 20000 ₹ 55000
Dermal threads for tightening (full face) ₹ 30000 Not applicable

You can scroll the table right in case the full price table is not visible on your mobile screen.

Your providers at SkinGenious Mumbai

At a SkinGenious skin clinic, your entire treatment for sagging skin will be provided by one of the highest rated dermatologists in the city. We use the derm-star system to ensure that we only bring you the best specialists.

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Benefits over other methods

The skin tightening treatments provided by us could be compared to plastic surgery. The benefits of these methods over plastic surgery include:

  • There are lesser risks as there is no surgery and no general anaesthesia
  • There is absolutely no down-time involved
  • The results start appearing immediately in the case of threads and RF
  • No risk of infection with RF & HIFU
  • Costs much lesser than surgery

That being said, the changes with these treatments will not be as drastic as a surgery such as a face-lift. It is therefore a personal choice based on how much change you are looking for vs. the other benefits.

What to expect

What to Expect with RF treatment:

Concern What to expect
Extra care after treatment No extra care required, just report to dermatologist if you feel tightness or burning, easily manageable in rare chance that they occur
Is there down-time? No down-time
Results visualized Starts immediately, improves over 3 months. May need 3-6 sessions to see drastic change
Long term side effects NIL
Results last for Permanent

What to Expect with HIFU treatment:

Concern What to expect
Extra care after treatment No extra care required, just report to dermatologist if you feel tightness or burning, easily manageable in rare chance that they occur
Is there down-time? No down-time
Results visualized Full results show after 3-4 months of the treatment
Long term side effects Too frequent use may lead to undesired volume loss
Results last for Permanent

What to Expect with a dermal thread lift:

Concern What to expect
Extra care after treatment Care required to keep the entry site of threads clean. No rubbing etc.
Is there down-time? Uncomfortable sensation may be felt for few hours, no down-time
Results visualized Immediately
Long term side effects NIL
Results last for 18-24 months

It is important for you to have realistic expectations when you are going in for any cosmetic treatment. It is the same with a skin tightening treatment in Mumbai. We detail the table summaries:


Studies of shown that a younger age group shows more drastic results. This means that you are more likely to see drastic change with the treatment in case you are in the age range of 30-45 years than if you are older than 60 years of age. That being said, the results have been significant across age groups with studies reporting 85%-95% satisfaction rates among individuals who have used these treatments.


With the RF treatment you can expect some immediate change which will keep improving over the next 3 months. You may require 3-6 sessions to see more drastic change.


With HIFU, you will see a lot more change with even a single session, but the generation of collagen takes time in this method as it acts on deeper layers and hence you will see the true results 3-4 months after your treatment session. A higher number of sessions will give you better results here too.


With both these treatments, your body is generating more collagen. The changes can hence be considered permanent because the new collagen has been formed. It will degrade again as you age normally.


With dermal threads, the changes start appearing immediately and will improve over 2 weeks. The changes will last 18-24 months in most cases while the threads are metabolized by your body over this time frame.


There are no to minimal risks with these treatments. After care requires you to be vigilant about any burning sensations, rashes or feeling of tightness. You should report these to your skin specialist and they will help you manage it, although it would resolve on its own in most cases even in the rare chances that they do occur.

Preparing for treatment

The chances of risks associated with these treatments are very minimal (only threads are minimally invasive and still hold a chance of infection) and hence we have not even created a section on risks and side effects on this page. However, doing the following will definitely help with better outcomes:

  • If you do not smoke, it means your body has much better chances of generating more connective tissue and bruising lesser as well.
  • Avoiding blood thinners like aspirin will help further reduce the minimal chances of bruising or redness.
  • Avoid the treatments in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. There aren’t enough studies on the safety profile.
  • Also, you need to remove all make-up etc. from the face as the treatment is applied on the skin directly with only a gel application. You may prepare from home for this, or remove your make-up and other skin products at the clinic itself.

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    What is the best treatment for skin tightening in Mumbai?

    The treatment options for improving sagging skin are:
    -HIFU treatment
    -RF treatment
    -Dermal thread lift
    All these options are good and are indicated by budget and individual expectations.

    What is the cost of skin tightening treatment in Mumbai ?

    HIFU (Full face & neck) session price is ₹15000
    RF (Full face & neck) session price is ₹5000 and package of 3 sessions is ₹12000
    Dermal thread lift estimated price is ₹30000 for the face region

    Is the treatment for laxity of skin (sagging skin) painful?

    Yes, the RF and HIFU treatments work on the principle of heart generation and you can expect some amount of pain. Dermal threads are injected into the dermis and hence can also be painful. However, we use numbing creams to make sure that the experience is not at all uncomfortable for you.

    Is the skin tightening treatment permanent?

    The changes brought about by RF and HIFU lead to the generation of new collagen by the body and are hence permanent. Dermal threads last 18-24 months in most cases.

    How can I tighten my face without surgery?

    RF treatment & HIFU treatment are completely non-invasive and have shown 85-95% satisfaction rates in clinical studies.
    Dermal threads are minimally invasive and is an outpatient treatment.
    Neither of the 3 methods are surgical.

    How can I tighten my face skin fast?

    The quickest method to see skin tightening for the face is the use of dermal threads. You will see the results almost immediately after the 30 minute procedure and it will improve over the next couple of weeks.

    Where do you provide skin tightening treatments near me?

    We provide these treatments in the city of Mumbai and are located in the following areas:
    – Colaba
    – Andheri west
    – Kurla west
    – Chembur
    – Ghatkopar

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