What Are Jowls?
“Jowls” refers to the loose, sagging skin below the jawline. Most people develop jowls with age, and there are also a number of other factors which contribute to developing jowls.
What Causes Jowls?
Smoking, excess alcohol, as well as sun damage, can all speed up the aging process, leading to a loss of the skin’s collagen and elasticity.
As well as possibly having a genetic predisposition jowls, they could also occur if you have had a lot of weight loss. Sleeping on your front or side consistently may cause jowls to form over time.
People with jowls may experience crepey or deeply wrinkled skin, sometimes referred to as ‘Turkey Neck’, or they may have another layer of skin that drops below their jaw looking like a Double Chin.
Jowls make the face look as if the face has sagged. That the normal jawline position has dropped and definition of the face is lost.
It is not necessarily a sign of being overweight and does not indicate underlying health problems. As part of aging, it's natural for facial sagging to occur around the chin and jawline.
Treatments For Jowls
HIFU (or high-intensity focussed ultrasound) is a powerful treatment that lifts and tightens the face and neck.
It works by stimulating your the skin, muscles and membranes under the skin to generate collagen which, in turn, has a lifting and tightening effect.
Typically 2 treatments are needed, with annual top ups.
It's great for jowls!
HIFU is a long-lasting treatment, yet it takes longer to see the results.
If you like to see instant results Dermal Filler is for you.
Dermal fillers involve injecting a medically developed solution under the skin with a fine needle or cannula to enhance facial features, lasting up to 12 months.
The appearance of Jowls is greatly and quickly improved by Fillers in the Jawline to give more definition to the jawline. n addition Fillers in Cheeks helps to lift sagging skin and subtly contour and tone the jowls.
The Plasma Pen Skin Tightening treatment is s effective for several skin concerns by smoothing wrinkled skin.
It's gives excellent results for Turkey Neck and for treating loose, hanging skin on the Jowls.
Although, a time-consuming treatment to carry out, the effects are worth it.
The treatment is injection-free, non-surgical, with results typically lasting 3 years.
An improvement of Jowls can also be achieve by Microneedling.
Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles (not injections) to cause microscopic punctures in the skin. This encourages the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect.
The best results from Microneedling are seen after a course of treatments.
What Treatment Is Best To Get Rid Of Jowls?
Treatments for jowls can be broadly put in three categories.
- Skin Tightening - to tighten loose skin, the Plasma Pen Skin Tightening treatment is excellent, but has 7-10 days downtime
- Skin Tightening with no downtime - HIFU is slower to show results, but long lasting
- Adding Structure To The Face - Dermal Fillers are a quick and effective solution to lift the skin
- Skin Rejuvenation - treatments such as Chemical Peels and Microneedling can improve your skin to give an overall firmer look.