So Long, Sagging Jowls!
There are certain signs of aging that we know we will see at some point. Many men and women have begun to take a proactive approach to postpone the onset of fine lines and wrinkles between the brows and eyes. Even more of us are reducing these concerns, as well as aging indicators such as smile lines, using innovative injectable solutions. But what about those jowls?
When skin and tissue at the sides of the jaw line start to sag, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Historically, the treatment sought to relieve facial sagging has been facing lift surgery. With more of us wanting to manage to age without surgery, it is important to explore treatments that can lift, as well as smooth. This is possible, and it’s very likely that it is possible for you.
What Causes Sagging Jowls
Jowls are those small, then large, pockets of sagging tissue at the lowest line of the face. If you were to observe jowls, you might get the idea that the cheeks have gone south. This idea would be accurate. The reason that sagging occurs along the jawline is that the integrity of superficial muscle across the cheeks has been depleted of collagen, which supports firmness. From the perspective that volume loss is involved in the development of jowls, we can explore options for successful “lifting.”
Treatments for the Midface Improve the Jaw Line
In recent years, we have witnessed an enormous evolution in aesthetic medicine. One of the best practices that have been developed is the use of dermal fillers to add structure to the mid-face.
- Juvederm dermal filler products are developed with cross-linking technology through which tissue support is heightened.
- Sculptra has become increasingly popular due to the longevity of this product. Sculptra is both a dermal filler and a collagen inducer. As such, this product pumps up the volume immediately and also encourages lasting improvement by stimulating activity in the fibroblast cells that produce collagen.
Ultherapy is a non-injectable, non-surgical, completely non-invasive treatment that patients of our New Jersey office may also want to consider for full-face lifting. Ultherapy provides the significant improvement in skin elasticity and firmness through a single treatment that leads to ongoing collagen production.
Say so long to those jowls. Call our West Orange office at (973) 243-2300.