Jowls refer to the fleshy and loose skin that hangs beneath the lower jawline. As we age, it is natural for facial sagging to occur in this area, giving the appearance that the normal jawline position has dropped and definition of the face has been lost.
Apart from ageing, other factors can also contribute to having jowls. Both sun-damage and smoking can accelerate the ageing process resulting in a loss of the skin's elasticity and collagen. Genetics can also play a part in causing jowls; those with a genetic predisposition will be more likely to suffer. It has also been suggested that sleeping on your front or side consistently can also produce jowls over time.
The appearance of jowls can be naturally helped by taking small preventive measures. It is important to protect your skin against damage from the sun by applying an SPF daily. Using anti-ageing products which include clinically proven peptides, will stimulate the natural collagen production within the skin to improve firmness and reduce lines and wrinkles. A healthy lifestyle and a well-balanced diet will also aid restoration of damaged skin and fight against ageing. Having treatment and combining it with these daily measures will make the most difference to the look and feel of the jowl area.
sk:n are experts in anti-ageing treatments for both the face and body, so whatever your concern, we are here to help.
My jaw looks more defined and smooth, and it has brought back the youthfulness to my face again.
Patricia Fawcus, London
Treatment for Sagging Jowls
sk:n offer a variety of anti-ageing treatments to help rejuvenate and restore facial sagging. Upon your consultation, your expert practitioner will advise you of the best option for your individual case.
Treatment involves injecting a medically developed solution under the skin with a fine needle to enhance facial features and plump and fill lines, grooves or sunken areas. Administered correctly by a medical practitioner they can subtly smooth, contour and tone the jowls, helping to define your features.
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Sculptra™ is administered through a series of small injections at varying levels of thickness to achieve the best possible results. Sculptra™ contains Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which replaces lost collagen to help maintain the skin's elasticity. It fills out the depressed areas of the face that have lost volume through ageing and is particularly successful at treating jowls.
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A thread lift is a rejuvenating treatment that uses specialised surgical threads to lift sagging skin, giving a tighter, more youthful appearance.
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sk:n only use the highest-grade anti-wrinkle injectables on the market, administered by the highest-trained medical practitioners, so you can be sure you are in safe hands.