A sagging jowl is often the referred to name of the loose skin that hangs along your lower jawline. Sagging jawlines are a sign of ageing and it is natural for sagging to occur in this area. Other factors that can attribute to the appearance of jowls include sun damage, genetics and lifestyle choices such as smoking.
Sagging jowls are when your skin loses its elasticity and the production of collagen is significantly decreased. It can make you lose definition in your face as well as making you look angry or upset on a permanent basis.
The appearance of jowls can be helped by using specialist anti-ageing products, living a healthy lifestyle and protecting your skin from sun damage but we also have a range of effective treatments to help reduce the appearance of sagging jowls.
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser practitioners in the country working with us. For over 20 years we have successfully treated thousands of patients. By coming to us for your sagging jowls treatment you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands and that you will get the results you were hoping for.
If your sagging jowls are mild then dermal fillers may be a suitable treatment to help reduce the appearance of them.
Dermal filler treatment involves injecting the area to be treated with hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in your body. The early signs of jowls will be able to be treated with dermal filler by adding volume into the front of the jowl along the jawline which will help to give a more rounded contour to the chin.
Dermal Filler treatment usually takes 30 minutes but this can vary depending on the amount of areas being treated. There is minimal downtime with any swelling and bruising going down after a couple of hours and the results of the treatment are seen instantly and last between 4 – 13 months.
Dermal Filler treatment for sagging jowls is available at London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton and Buckinghamshire close to Oxford, High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Beaconsfield.
A thread lift is a great way to reduce the appearance of mild sagging jowls giving you a rejuvenated V-shape appearance to your face.
You will first need to have a consultation to ensure you are suitable for treatment which is best for those with the early stages of jowls. We offer two types of thread lifts at The Private Clinic, Silhouette Soft and PDO Threads both treatments offer great results and it will be at the aesthetic doctor or nurse’s discretion over which one is used.
During your procedure threads will be inserted into your face to help lift and tighten the lower face reducing the appearance of jowls. Over time the treatment also encourages your collagen production so when the threads are naturally absorbed by your body, you will still have collagen present in the area to help hold the lift.
A thread lift can take as little as 30 minutes and is performed under local anaesthetic. The downtime is low with any pain, redness, bruising or swelling reducing over the next few days post-procedure. You will need to avoid certain activities such as dental procedures and facial massages for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
The results from a PDO thread lift are instant however results will continue to improve as the production of collagen takes place over the upcoming weeks. Results from a PDO thread lift can last from 6 months to 2 years.
The results from a Silhouette thread lift are also instant and the results will continue to improve over time as the collagen is stimulated meaning the best results are often seen a few weeks after treatment. The visible effects of the Silhouette Soft thread lift can last up to 18-24 months.
Profhilo is an injectable hyaluronic acid treatment which is great and reducing the appearance of mild sagging jowls.
Profhilo works by reversing the ageing process by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin again. As the skin tissue is improved a noticeable lifting and tightening effect takes place in areas with sagging skin.
You will require two Profhilo treatments to be able to see the best results. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and results can initially be seen after the first treatment, but definitely at least a month after your second treatment and last for at least 6 months.
Thermage is a great non-surgical treatment option for those looking to reduce the appearance of mild sagging jowls in the early stages.
Thermage is a non-invasive radio frequency treatment that works to tighten and contour your skin as well as rejuvenating your body’s ability to have a natural renewal of collagen. The treatment uses the radiofrequency energy to create a warm heating effect in the deep dermis.
You will only need one Thermage treatment to see visible results, treatment takes around 45 minutes for the face and is a pain free treatment with only warmth being felt from the radio frequency.
Thermage treatment for sagging jowls is available at London Harley Street
If you are suffering from sagging jowls you will most likely to be suggested to consider a face lift. Non-surgical treatments are only really suitable for those who have mild sagging jowls.
There are a range of different facelift procedures and if you are just looking to treat sagging jowls then a mini facelift may be suitable for you. A mini facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts sagging jowls and the neck as well as removing the excess skin resulting in a more defined jaw and neck.
The time taken for a facelift will vary depending on the extent of the procedure. A mini facelift usually takes around 2 hours. There will be downtime and it is recommended you allow yourself 1-2 weeks off work to recover fully.