Sagging jowls. They may look cute on bulldogs, but we don’t much appreciate them on our own faces. They are, however, an inevitability that comes with age.
As facial skin begins to lose its natural collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin smooth and firm, the skin begins to lose youthful volume and fullness, excess skin is often left behind to droop and sag. While there's no stopping the aging process, there are practical ways to stop those jowls from sagging that don’t include invasive facial plastic surgery.
At one time, facial plastic surgery was the only option available to those who wanted to tackle the problem of sagging jowls. While there's nothing wrong with utilizing a surgical procedure to improve your appearance, the surgical method requires a period of recovery and downtime that just isn't an option for many patients. There are now simpler, non-surgical methods we offer in our Beverly Hills medical spa that have been developed specifically to eliminate the problem of sagging jowls. These include injectables like Botox and Dysport, non-surgical skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy, and facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra.
Botox injections have long been used successfully to treat cosmetic concerns that include crow's feet, frown lines that often develop between the eyebrows and horizontal wrinkles that are most often found on the forehead. In some cases, this popular product may also help reduce the appearance of sagging jowls. When injected into specific areas along the jawline, it works by restricting the muscles that are pulling the jowls downward to leave you with a more lifted and contoured look.
Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive procedure that serves to lift your eyebrows, chin and neck. Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound energy for a completely safe and more natural way of lifting and tightening your skin to eliminate loose, sagging skin, making it an ideal treatment to manage sagging jowls.
A product of the trusted Juvederm family, Juvederm Voluma is the very first injectable gel that the FDA has approved for the purpose of adding instant volume to your cheek area. This procedure corrects the loss of volume and adds both contour and lift, providing the added benefit of a non-surgical lower face lift. The quick results make it a popular choice, and the effects of this treatment last up to two full years.
Not everyone is a good candidate for non-surgical treatments to correct their sagging jowls and other facial aging concerns. Some patients will get better results with facial plastic surgery. In these cases, we would refer you to one of our colleagues at the Lasky Clinic for a consultation. We recommend that you come and see us for a non-surgical consultation, and we can work together to determine if this is the right approach for you.
Here at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, we fully understand how much sagging jowls and other signs of facial aging can affect your confidence and self-esteem. We offer each of the above-mentioned treatments along with a full range of other professional services for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement. We're here to help you regain your youthful appearance. Schedule a consultation with us today and get started on the road to facial rejuvenation in Beverly Hills.