What is it and what is the cause?
Jowls refer to the fleshy and loose skin that hangs beneath the lower jawline. As we age, it is natural for facial sagging to occur in this area, giving the appearance that the normal jawline position has dropped and definition of the face has been lost.
This is because we lose volume from the mid face (as our Oestrogen levels start to drop) combined with more skin laxity as collagen and elastin diminish so skin droops downwards. This is a concern that many clients see as the first tell tale sign of ageing.
If loss of volume and skin laxity is the cause then clearly adding volume back to the mid face and/or skin tightening is the solution. Simply returning the face back to how it used to look. Consultations are free of charge to see which would be the right treatment for you.
- Fillers – Also replace lost volume in the mid face using hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance we naturally have in our skin. This treatment gives instant results and lasts for around 6-9 months.
- Genie – A facial toning machine which rebuilds muscle volume in the mid face and tones facial muscles, like the gym for your face. £30 per session, a course of 10 is recommended.
- HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, also known as Ultherapy. The treatment uses the safe time tested energy of Ultrasound (HIFU) which focuses energy to stimulate the deep support layers of the skin without causing damage to the skins surface. The treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen resulting in lifted, firmer and toned appearance over time and costs so much less than surgery.
- Radio Frequency Skin Tightening – This tackles the skin laxity aspect of jowls. It heats the skin to around 42 degrees to stimulate collagen growth to tighten the skin and give a sharper contour to the neck and/or jaw line. From £75 per session. A course of eight 1 week apart is recommended.