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Jowls In The Face

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.

To explore your options in reducing the appearance of jowls, book a no obligation consultation at PHI Clinic with one of our experienced clinicians.

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Before and after Jowls treatment

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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

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.

The price for Jowls treatments start from: £500

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