If you’ve started to notice sagging skin around your cheeks, lower jaw, or under your chin, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with excess skin in these areas. You may have come across the term “jowls”, which is often used to describe this cosmetic concern.
The good news is that tighter, more youthful-looking skin is in your future. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we have several treatment options to reduce the severity of your jowls and improve the contour of your lower face.
You can schedule a personalized consultation with our dermatologists by calling (212) 688-5882. We love helping clients from Manhattan, Woodside, NYC, and around the world feel great about the way that they look.
What Causes Jowls?
Almost everyone will eventually 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.
While age is the most common cause of jowls, there are additional factors that may increase your chance of developing unwanted sagging. Jowls can be genetic, meaning you may have a higher chance of developing jowls if your parents had them. Lifestyle factors, such as overexposure to sun rays and dramatic changes in weight can cause the skin to sag earlier or more severely.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
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. With these treatment options, you may be able to see a more youthful-looking version of yourself the next time you glance in a mirror.
The injectable volumizing treatment Sculptra can help restore fullness to sunken areas of your face. Once injected, this treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen, which is a vital component for bouncy, healthy-looking skin. While most people may need two or three treatments to achieve the desired results, these results can last up to two 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.
If excess fat beneath your chin is contributing to the appearance of jowls, then Kybella injections may be a great treatment option for you. This alternative to liposuction or surgery can effectively dissolve fat cells near the injection site with the quick pinch of a needle. This FDA-approved treatment uses a synthetic form of something that your body naturally produces, called deoxycholic acid. When injected, it kills the unwanted fat cells which can then be removed by your body’s natural fat removal process.
There are several benefits to receiving Kybella injections. The process is minimally invasive, and there is no downtime needed after a treatment. You should see long-lasting results within a few weeks.
Facial plastic surgery is not the only way to achieve effective contouring. EmraceRF is a minimally invasive procedure that combines the technology behind FaceTite and Fractora treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. This procedure uses radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis to dissolve fat cells while tightening your skin. Radiofrequency energy is also delivered to the skin through microneedling, which increases the production of collagen and improves the tone of the skin.
Our patients appreciate the minimal downtime associated with the one-time procedure. The results are immediately visible and continue to improve over the course of several weeks.
Contact Our Manhattan Dermatologists about Jowl Treatments
To discuss your treatment options for reducing the appearance of jowls, please call (212) 688-5882 to schedule a consultation. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we proudly serve Manhattan, Woodside, NYC, and worldwide.