Are you struggling with sagging skin around your cheeks, lower jaw, or under your chin--the jowls--you’re not alone. Many people are embarrassed with excess skin in these problem spots. Check out our most commonly asked Sculptra questions and answers below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes sagging jowls?
Practically everyone will at some point develop at least minor jowls due to age. Over time, your skin becomes thin and loses elasticity. Collagen and elastin are responsible for firm and tight skin, and your cheeks and jawline lose these vital components over time. Since your skin is not as resilient and plump as it once was, gravity can cause these areas to sag.
Jowls can also form in relation to the fat under your skin. Losing fat in certain areas such as the cheeks or having excess fat accumulate beneath your chin can contribute to a drooping facial appearance.
What is the main non-surgical treatment for addressing the jowls?
Jowls are very common and it can be almost impossible to avoid developing them to some extent. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the appearance of sagging skin in the lower face.
Sculptra is an injectable volumizing treatment that can help revive fullness to sunken areas of your face. This treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen. Patients are left with great healthy-looking skin. Most people may need two or three treatments to achieve the desired results, these results can last up to two years.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra causes your body to create its own collagen which serves as the filler; it is not a filler itself. Results from Sculptra treatments are long-lasting, usually for up to 2 years.
When will I see results of Sculptra for the jowls?
Our patients appreciate the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. The results are immediately visible and continue to improve over the course of several weeks particularly with additional treatments.
Is Sculptra for the jowls safe?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to naturally add volume to deep wrinkles or sunken areas on the face. Sculptra is made of a purified natural compound known as poly-L-lactic acid which has been used in treating patients for 15 years. Our skilled dermatologists have a thorough understanding of facial aesthetics and can determine where to place the injections in order to rejuvenate your appearance. When administered by a skilled injector, the results can be very natural yet effective.