Jowls are a common sign of aging caused by several factors. The skin around the chin can become loose and saggy over time, creating droopy folds that obscure the jawline. The cheekbones can shrink and the fat around the cheeks can descend, pooling under the natural cheek area. All of these factors give the lower face a heavy and aged appearance.
If you’ve noticed jowls developing on your own face, you are probably interested in how to make them go away. Read on as the team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explains the best treatment options for jowls.
Injecting fillers into the cheeks and around the jawline and mouth can plump the tissues and slightly “lift” the skin to counteract sagging and soften the appearance of jowls.
Sculptra is particularly great for helping to plump and lift the chin and cheek areas long-term. When injected, the poly-l-lactic acid in the filler instantly restores volume; over time, the body slowly replaces the acid with newly formed collagen. This ensures results that last longer than most other dermal fillers.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent treatment option for many signs of aging, including wrinkling, pigmentation and textural problems. It can also provide some tissue tightening benefits to minimize the appearance of jowls. Fraxel laser skin resurfacing delivers heat to the deep layers of tissue, stimulating the production of fresh collagen for smoother, tighter skin and less-obvious jowls.
Facelift or Neck Lift
Facelift or neck lift are the most comprehensive and longest-lasting solutions to jowls. Through small incisions, excess skin is trimmed and the facial muscles and loose tissues are tightened. The remaining skin is re-draped more tightly to restore an elegant contour along the jawline and neck.
Since facelift and neck lift are surgical procedures, they require a longer recovery. However, the results are more dramatic and longer-lasting than those produced by non-surgical modalities.
Contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center Today
If you are bothered by jowls or other signs of facial aging, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso are happy to discuss your treatment options during an in-person consultation. Please call or email our office today to schedule a visit.