How to Treat Sagging Jowls Without Surgery

How to Treat Sagging Jowls Without Surgery

Sagging jowls are a common aesthetic concern that can begin appearing in our late 30s and 40s. Jowls result as our skin becomes thinner and less elastic. The good news is that there are a wide range of non-surgical jowl treatments which can improve their appearance by helping to lift and tighten sagging jowls.

What Are Jowls?

The term “jowls” refers to sagging skin between the jawline & the corner of the mouth. This is caused by a combination of factors, including a loss of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential proteins in our skin which help to keep our skin firm, supple and youthful. Understanding the factors contributing to sagging jowls is the first step towards finding the right treatment

What Causes Sagging Jowls?

1. Age: As we age, the natural production of collagen and elastin decreases, leading to a loss of skin elasticity. This can result in sagging jowls. 
2. Genetics: Genetic factors can play a significant role in the development of sagging jowls.
3. Sun and UV Exposure: Prolonged exposure to UV radiation accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, contributing to premature sagging and signs of ageing.
4. Environmental Factors: Environmental pollutants and toxins can damage skin cells, making them more prone to sagging.
5. Weight Loss: Rapid weight loss can lead to sagging skin, including in the lower face and jawline area.
6. Smoking: Smoking reduces blood flow to the skin and breaks down collagen, contributing to sagging jowls.
In summary, the primary cause of sagging jowls are factors that cause the breakdown of our skin’s collagen. Thus, a treatment plan for sagging jowls often includes treatments that can help to stimulate collagen production in the skin. 
Cosmetic Injections for Sagging Jowls, Before and After
Cosmetic Injections for Sagging Jowls, Before and After

Best Treatments for Sagging Jowls

How to tighten sagging jowls

At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments that can effectively combat sagging jowls and rejuvenate your appearance.

Dermal Fillers for Sagging Jowls

As we age, there is a noticeable loss of volume, particularly in the cheeks and mid-face. This is accompanied by changes in the jawline and chin structure. What was once held up by these facial structures now falls down, creating jowls and an aged appearance of the jawline and neck. Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for addressing sagging jowls. By injecting fillers strategically into the lower third of the face, we can restore lost volume, contour the jawline, and smooth out sagging skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections can help relax the muscles responsible for the downward pull on the jawline, resulting in a more lifted appearance. By doing so, anti-wrinkle injections can effectively reduce the appearance of sagging jowls. For more pronounced results, our cosmetic injectors may decide to combine this treatment with dermal fillers or non-invasive skin tightening treatments.

Collagen Stimulator Injections

As the name suggests, collagen stimulators help to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production and adding volume. Collagen stimulating injections can add volume to the face, restoring lost contours and addressing sagging jowls. Collagen stimulators are injected into the cheek area to stimulate collagen production and produce a lifting effect for sagging jowls.
Ultherapy for Sagging Jowls, Before and After
Ultherapy for Sagging Jowls, Before and After

Ultherapy for Sagging Jowls

Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in tighter and firmer skin. Because the ultrasound energy is able to target the deeper foundational layers of the skin, Ultherapy is able to create a more pronounced lifting effect compared to other non-invasive energy based treatments.

Thermage FLX 

Thermage FLX is a radiofrequency energy based treatment that can tighten sagging skin. Similar to Ultherapy, Thermage works by boosting collagen levels in the skin. We find that Thermage is particularly effective in creating definition in the jawline by tightening the loose skin. However, for more serious cases of sagging jowls, we prefer to use Ultherapy.

PDO Mono Threads

PDO mono threads are a minimally invasive option for tightening the skin and improving skin texture. By placing dissolvable threads under the skin, we can help to stimulate collagen production for long-lasting results. Compared to barbed PDO threads which are more suitable for lifting, in comparison PDO mono threads produce modest lifting effects. Therefore, we suggest PDO mono threads to those with mild sagging concerns, or as a preventative measure for younger patients

Start your skin journey at BalaBala Laser Clinic

At BalaBala Laser Clinic, our expertise lies in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We provide complimentary skin consultations to all our clients to enable us to understand your concerns and desired outcomes effectively. Our experienced staff can then craft a personalised treatment plan based on your facial structure and features, often combining multiple treatments for optimal results. 
Contact us today to schedule your free skin consultation and take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Sagging Jowls

How long do the results of non-surgical treatments last?
The longevity of results can vary depending on the specific treatment and individual factors. Generally, results from dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and thread lifts can last from several months to a year or more. Treatments like Ultherapy and Thermage may provide longer-lasting results, potentially up to two years.
How do I choose the right treatment for my sagging jowls? 
Choosing the right treatment is essential for achieving your desired results, as not all treatments may be suitable for your facial structure and features. During your consultation, our experienced staff will assess your unique needs to recommend suitable treatment options. This could include pairing treatments together to improve results.
How can I prevent jowl formation?
Preventing the formation of jowls is possible by adopting healthy habits:
- Quitting smoking to improve skin elasticity.
- Limiting UV exposure by using sunscreen and protective clothing.
- Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce skin sagging.
These lifestyle habits can be paired with preventative treatments that stimulate collagen production and prevent signs of ageing before they occur - including Thermage FLX, Ultherapy and collagen stimulators.
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