Jowls are defined as sagging skin in the area around the jawline. Jowls change the overall look and outline of the face. They are a common occurrence once people reach their forties and fifties, although lifestyle factors and genetics can make them appear earlier, later, or not at all in some people. In this blog, we’ll discuss ways you can tackle jowls for a more youthful and sculpted look to your face.
What Causes Jowls to Develop?
As with many signs of aging, the culprit is loss of elastin and reduced collagen production. This results in sagging skin everywhere, and it can be particularly pronounced along the jawline and chin. Sometimes, they can develop earlier due to lifestyle factors such as smoking or extreme weight loss, which can result in excess skin.
How Do You Get Rid of Jowls?
Several procedures tackle jowls, each with its own benefits and things to consider. Whether you’re looking for a more permanent surgical option or just have mild jowls and want something minimally invasive, there is sure to be a solution for you.
Fillers: For a quick fix for mild jowls, fillers can help. When placed around the jowls to even out the area, they can give the appearance of a more youthful jawline. However, this is not a permanent solution but a good option for someone looking for a little help in the area who is not ready for a bigger procedure yet.
PDO threadlift: A PDO threadlift is an in-office procedure. It’s a non-surgical way to lift tissues and skin. Doctors thread thin threads with tiny barbs through problem areas to provide physical lift. Along the jowls, the lifted skin no longer sags, giving the appearance of a more chiseled jawline. These threads are dissolvable, and what’s more, they trigger collagen to be produced around them, so even after dissolving, results will still be visible.
Neck lift: A neck lift is a surgical procedure that targets the neck, along with the jawline, chin, and under the chin. It’s a good overall procedure when a patient has multiple signs of aging and wants an overall rejuvenation of the area. This procedure does involve the use of general anesthesia. However, this procedure is an excellent option for those wanting a more permanent solution for their jowls.
Looking to get rid of jowls with natural-looking results? Call us for a consultation with Dr. Fisher, who can let you know which option is best for your situation.