A jowl lift does not always require surgery. There are several methods for a non-surgical jowl lift that effectively tighten jowls with minimal downtime. These include filler for jowls, thread lifts, anti-wrinkle injection and collagen induction treatments. How do you work out the best non-surgical facelift for jowl? And when is it time for a surgical approach? The answer depends on how advanced the jowl sagging is. Below is an outline of treatment options. However, the information is not in place of a doctor’s consultation.
What Causes Sagging Jowls?
The sagging of jowls is a result of facial fad pads moving downwards. This occurs because of laxity in connective tissue and the pull of gravity as we get less young. Appearing in the late ’30s to early ’40s with a loss of definition to the jawline. As time progresses, sagging jowls become more obvious.
A non-surgical jowl lift is easier to achieve with the early loss of definition. Sometimes combinations of treatments are required as each approach has a purpose. With early skin laxity, PDO thread lift or collagen induction treatments work. With more advanced skin redundancy and jowl sagging, a barbed thread lift or even surgery might be indicated.
Filler for jowls is reserved to achieve definition to the jawline. When combined with anti-wrinkle injections, you can achieve some lifting for early loss of definition. Jowl tightening likewise can achieve modest lifting. However, the best non-surgical jowl lift requires combinations of treatments.
Jowls & Marionette Lines
Definition Jowl: The jowls refer to the lower part of the cheek, especially when dropping.
Definition Marionette Lines: refer to the vertical lines that run from the mouth’s outer corners and the chin.
Both are caused by muscle action over time, pulling and loosening facial connective tissue. Secondly, the pull of gravity allows facial fat pads to move down. Chances are, when you look in the mirror and pull your facial skin back; you are trying to lift the sagging caused by the jowl and marionette line.
Non-Surgical Jowl Lift
The choice of treatments to create jawline definition include:
- Thread Lift: A thread lift is considered a non-surgical approach to create a defined jawline and lift the jowls. The choice of threadlift depends on your facial concerns. MINT threads provide excellent lower face lifting and jawline definition.
- Dermal Fillers are used to restoring the lower face to create a more balanced and youthful look. Best used in combination with other treatments such as thread lift to restore defined jawline, as dermal fillers cannot lift jowls. Fillers can is used judiciously to plump marionette lines and regain jawline definition.
- Skin tightening treatments such as radiofrequency (Thermage, eTwo, ePrime), laser and more recently, Ultherapy are useful to lift sagging jawline. These provide some benefit. However, you will not achieve the same degree of jowl lift as supplied by facial threading.
- Muscle relaxants used into the neck and lower face (Nefertiti Lift) help create a jowl and neck lift.
Surgical Jowl Lift
Facelifts are the ultimate for advanced jawline disruption. There are cost and downtime involved with this approach, but when jowls are advanced non-surgical procedures will not provide suitable rejuvenation. We can give a referral to plastic surgeons for a surgical jowl lift.
Marionette Line Filler
Treatment for marionette lines involves treating the whole of the mental (cheek area). Restoring volume to the chin and under the marionette areas to plump out and lessen their appearance and return an upturn to the sides of the mouth.
Dermal Filler For Jowls
Treatment of jowls with jawline fillers often involves treating the entire area. This can include filling around the jowl, but our doctors exercise caution to avoid creating a more drawn look. And this is why combinations of treatments to lift and tighten skin give the best results. So relaxing muscles pulling the facial skin and fat down in conjunction with jawline fillers give the best non-surgical jowl lift.
Which treatments to avoid with Jowl lift?
Most often, our doctors recommend face contouring treatments. However, some treatments are contraindicated because they exaggerate the jowl area. Treatments that can make sagging worse include jawline slimming with masseter injections. Similarly, excessive use of filler in the area worsens the outcome.
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