Sagging skin along the lower jawline is commonly referred to as jowls, particularly skin that hangs or sinks below the jaw itself. Jowls can be caused by a variety of factors; natural ageing, genetics, sun damage, weight loss, and smoking being just a few. Generally, jowls begin to appear as we hit our 40s, but some people can experience sagging cheek skin from their 20s onwards.
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Factors to consider
Natural ageing – as we mature, collagen and elastin (proteins that keep skin plump and firm) stop being produced in the skin, and then break down. This allows gravitational pull to take its toll on skin, as it doesn’t ‘snap back’ as easily as it may have done in earlier life.
Genetics – early appearance of jowls can be attributed to your genetics, if your parents have them, you are more than likely predisposed to their development as well.
Sun damage – UV exposure, from the sun or tanning beds, causes faster breakdown of collagen, which in turn affects elasticity of the skin, allowing it to droop or sag.
Weight loss – as weight is gained, skin stretches to accommodate adipose (fat) tissue. When this weight is then lost too quickly, skin isn’t given the opportunity to shrink back and becomes loose, which can contribute to indications like jowls, which are caused by sagging flesh.
Smoking – harmful chemicals in smoke as well as nicotine speed up the natural ageing process by creating collagen-destroying enzymes and restricting circulation and bloodflow to the skin, depriving it of vital nutrients.
Treatments available for Jowls
The term “dermal fillers” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving the skin’s appearance and texture by restoring its natural plumpness.
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Non Surgical Facelift
With more and more non-surgical advances, the need to undergo surgery is not as imperative as it was, say, six years ago. Patients are able to achieve a lifting effect without the scalpel with a liquid facelift or non surgical facelift.
Non surgical methods are a great substitute for those who are not ready to take the plunge and have an operation. They are non-permanent, yet long-lasting; subtle, yet durable. Not to mention that the no-knife facelift is more cost effective, and has no ...
A skin tightening procedure is a phenomenally popular with our patients, with many seeking treatment to rid them of their sagging skin. A simple online search about reducing sagging skin will find many creams claiming to aid this indication but at PHI Clinic, we provide device-based procedures and lasers as opposed to lotions, proven to give the results you desire.
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MD Codes treatment addresses some of the main concerns patients have with ageing include skin laxity, volume loss and lack of structure. As we age, these factors become more prominent, and can make us look tired and withdrawn.
These indications are easily treatable with natural, HA based dermal fillers, which work to reapply structure, elevating and rejuvenating the facial features. They...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
After Laser treatment patients should see initial effects right after their treatment, changes can be seen at two week intervals but the real results appear over 2−3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck.
Suitability for jowls treatment will be assessed at your mandatory consultation. PHI Clinic cannot treat those who are pregnant or breast feeding.
There are a number of treatment options available at PHI Clinic to treat jowls, the practitioner performing the procedure would depend on the findings from the initial consultation.
There is no associated downtime associated with jowls treatments however, some patients may experience discomfort, swelling or mild bruising.
Before and after Jowls treatment
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