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Sagging Jowls

Improve facial contours with natural looking results. Experts in surgical and minimally-invasive treatments which can restore volume to the mid face and chin.

Experts in surgical and minimally-invasive treatments

Restores volume to the mid face and chin

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Improves facial contours with natural looking results

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.
Last Reviewed December 15th 2021

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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.

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Ultherapy is an FDA-approved non-surgical skin tightening ultrasound treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls.

Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (MFU-V) energy which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin to reverse the visible signs of ageing. The treatment involves applying the Ultrasound applicator to the face where ultrasound imaging is used to determine the optimal placement of the treatment energy.

Ultherapy usually takes around 30 minutes to perform. There is no downtime, no incisions and no anaesthesia required. Results from Ultherapy can last over a year.

Ultherapy treatment for sagging jowls is available at our clinics in London Harley Street, Buckinghamshire, Birmingham, Leeds, Northampton and Manchester.


Dermal Fillers

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 are available at our skin clinics in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton and Buckinghamshire.


Thread Lift

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.

Thread Lift treatments for Sagging Jowls are available at our skin clinics in London Harley StreetManchesterLeedsNorthampton and Buckinghamshire



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.

Profhilo treatment for sagging jowls is available at our skin clinics in London Harley StreetLeedsManchesterNorthampton and Buckinghamshire.  


Thermage FLX

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.

The neck and jawline are ideal areas for Thermage treatment. Treatment will help to define the jawline and reduce sagging jowls whilst also tightening the skin and softening fine lines and wrinkles.

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 our London Harley Street skin clinic.



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.

Consultations with a Plastic Surgeon for Facelifts for sagging jowls are available at London Harley StreetManchesterLeedsBirmingham and Northampton.


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