Facial flaccidity: what is it? treatment, symptoms and causes

Comprehensive aesthetic medicina

With the passing of time, as well as for other causes, the skin on our faces loses its firmness. This is what is known facial flaccidity. At Nordetia, we explain the causes behind this, what the symptoms are and how to treat it.

What is facial flaccidity?

Facial flaccidity refers to a loss of the elasticity in the face’s skin, leading it to droop and wrinkles appearing. It is a regular effect of time; however, the outcome of our future appearance can also be put down to other causes.


The symptoms of facial flaccidity are the following:

  •   The skin loses its radiance, elasticity and flexibility.
  •   Drooping appears and may result in the formation of a double chin.
  •   Bags beneath the eyes and wrinkles.
  •   Fat accumulates under the chin and in other areas of the face.
  •   The folds between the nose and lips become more noticeable.

Causes of flaccidity

While age is the main cause of facial flaccidity, genetics can also play a key role in its occurrence.

Excessive sun exposure can also lead to facial flaccidity, as well as a stressful lifestyle. Not having a balanced diet, with a lack of the required nutrients can also cause facial flaccidity.


The most effective treatment around today against facial flaccidity are those seen below:

Sisthaema Hevo T

Sisthaema Hevo T is a next-generation hyaluronic acid, which combines the hydrating properties of this substance with a new collagen-forming ability. It aims to provide deep hydration, an improved skin quality, and an immediate, natural lifting effect. This is all without any side effects and without increasing the total volume of the face.

This treatment is applied with an exclusive injection technique called the “TENSE Technique,” producing immediate results that add to those obtained from previous sessions. Patients can have as many sessions as needed, and at varied times, according to the skin’s degree of ageing and the regenerative capacity of the tissue.

Radiofrequency facial skin tightening

Radiofrequency facial skin tightening is a pain free and non-invasive treatment to reverse the facial flaccidity process. Its purpose is to stimulate blood circulation and to increase the collagen production, so that the skin appears younger, healthier, and more radiant.

It is done by applying a conductive gel for electromagnetic rays and massaging the face with a radiofrequency device, selecting the best possible strength for each treatment area. Its effects are similar to a facelift, but without the surgery.

Facelift/Mini facelift

A facelift is a surgical technique to combat facial flaccidity with immediate effects. Its aim is to replace the deep tissue that has suffered from drooping, to adapt this tissue to the face’s skin with a long-lasting effect.

It is done by making dissections, although nowadays the treatment is much less invasive. The skin lifts and stretches less and the scars heal well.

In the case of those patients ages between 40 to 50, a mini facelift is recommended, which is different to a facelift as the dissection is much smaller and area behind the ears is mostly avoided.

How to avoid facial flaccidity?

While facial flaccidity is a natural consequence of ageing, there are some options to delay its eventual onset:

  •   Applying sun protection before exposing yourself to the sun and topping up every two hours. It is important that you apply your sun protection half an hour before any exposure to the sun, as these products can take a while to be fully effective.
  •   Use antioxidant creams on your skin.
  •   Keep a healthy and balanced diet, including plenty of fruit, vegetables, and antioxidants.
  •   Do not smoke, as tobacco accelerates the skin’s ageing, as it produces free radicals which are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen and its elasticity.
  •   Avoid stress.
  •   Have frequent facial massages to  reinforce the facial muscles.

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