The problem with aging (well, one of them, anyway) is that the outward signs first develop in the most visible places, starting with your face. Thanks to exposure over the years, wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin first make their most unwelcome appearances on and around your face, including sagging jowls.
If you’re noticing that your skin is starting to droop around your jawline, the good news is that you no longer need a face-lift to address this side effect of aging. In fact, the team here at Juno Aesthetic, under the direction of Dr. Julia Giyaur, offers several solutions that can lift and tighten sagging jowls. Let’s take a look.
Over the years, we aestheticians have figured out a number of different ways dermal fillers fight against the signs of aging, from filling in nasolabial folds to restoring volume in thinning lips. This explains why dermal fillers rank number two in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States (just behind Botox® and its counterparts).
In fact, we’ve become a bit like sculptors who shape and reshape, and we understand that using a filler in one area can have an effect on another. Such is the case with your jowls.
If your jowls are in the early stages and the sag isn’t too significant, we can inject dermal fillers around your mouth and sides of your face to lift your skin and reduce the sagging around your jawline.
If your jowls are a little more than dermal fillers can handle, we recommend chin liposuction with FaceTite. As you age, you start to lose the structural protein responsible for your skin’s support — collagen. Once you hit your 40s, you lose about 1% of the collagen in your skin each year.
While collagen loss leads to looser skin, it can also cause the thin layer of fat under the skin in your face to shift and migrate downward, collecting around your jawline and under your chin.
With FaceTite, we can tackle both issues. First, we use a radiofrequency laser to emulsify the fat collected in your jowls, making suctioning out easier. This energy also triggers new collagen production, tightening your loose skin.
So, by eliminating the fat in your jowls and re-establishing the support in your skin, FaceTite is a great solution for jowls.
Another great solution for jowls and generally loose skin around your face is a thread lift. With this innovative alternative to a face-lift, we place specialized threads under your skin to create a new support system that lifts and tightens your skin, including your jowls.
These threads act as scaffolding for collagen; once the protein fills it in, they naturally dissipate in your skin.
As you can see, there are many ways in which we can address pesky jowls without surgery, and we’re happy to sit down with you to figure out which approach is best for you. To get started, please contact one of our New York City offices in Midtown Manhattan or Brooklyn to schedule an appointment.