Jowls: Jawline Lift Without Surgery
Drooping jowls may look cute on a bulldog. But it goes without saying that we’d prefer the tight, crisp jawline of youth. Unfortunately, gravity happens. As we age, our skin slides south. The good news? There are jaw tightening treatments to minimize the appearance of drooping jowls. Here’s what causes drooping jowls and how to firm your jawline for a picture perfect profile:
Jowls: Causes of Sagging Jawline
Droopy jowls happen naturally as we get older. Over time, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. As a result, our skin loses elasticity. Further, we lose fat in our face and our skin becomes thinner. While these processes happen gradually, they eventually cause a cascading effect on the face. The skin on the cheeks loses its firmness. We experience volume loss in the cheeks. As a result, the skin gravitates downward. Our faces form the tell-tale signs of aging — nasolabial folds, marionette lines and a sagging jawline.
2. Environmental Factors
While aging is the primary reason we develop jowls, lifestyle choices can make them worse. For example, it’s best to quit smoking, limit sun exposure and, even, consider changing your sleeping position (catching some z’s on your cheeks is a no-no).
How to Get Rid of Jowls: Jawline Lift without Surgery
It’s simple: If lost volume causes sagging jowls, the solution is to add volume to the face to restore the skin along the jaw. Fortunately, there are several nonsurgical, noninvasive procedures that are highly effective at lifting, firming and tightening the jawline.
1. Ultherapy for Sagging Jowls
Ultherapy is the only FDA approved treatment to lift and tighten the skin around the chin and neck. Often called a non-surgical facelift, Ultherapy reaches the same layer of skin (called the SMAS) as plastic surgeons — without the risks and downtime associated with going under the knife. And, unlike radio-frequency or lasers, Ultherapy is precise. Specifically, ultrasound waves bypass the surface of the skin, depositing tiny amounts of energy to clearly-defined depths under the skin. In response to the energy, the body jumpstarts the skin’s regenerative process from the inside out. In turn, new collagen and elastin growth is stimulated. After a series of treatments, volume is restored to the face and the jawline is tightened and toned.
2. Cosmetic Fillers for Sagging Jowls
Cosmetic fillers make use of hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring molecule in the body nourishes and hydrates the skin. As we age, we produce less hyaluronic acid, leading to hollows and folds on the face. Cosmetic fillers replenish the depleted hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin and define the jawline.
3. Microcurrent Facial Toning for Drooping Jowls
A Microcurrent Facelift works by delivering precise electrical current to a cellular level of the skin. As a result, it trains the muscle to lift and tighten. Further, it repairs the skin and muscle on a cellular level and encourages collagen and elastin growth. By filling in hollow contours and redensifying the skin, the jawline will appear tighter and firmer.
Smooth Synergy NYC: Nonsurgical Jawline Treatments for Jowls
At Smooth Synergy, we offer a comprehensive menu of skin-restoring treatments to diminish the appearance of sagging jowls. Please call us at 212-397-0111 to find out which anti-aging treatment option is right for you to restore definition to your jawline.