What Causes Sagging Jowls?
The term “jowls” refers to a specific type of sagging skin that occurs around the jawline.
Most people develop them as they age because of changes in the structure of their facial tissues. As you get older, the skin around the jaw thins and becomes less elastic. This loss of elasticity leads to the characteristic sagging and fat accumulation that we call jowls.
Some people with thick skin or lots of collagen do not develop jowls, no matter their age. Others are able to void them with healthy lifestyle choices. However, most people will develop sagging jowls over time.
Neck Rejuvenation Treatments
Dr. Schalit offers a range of neck rejuvenation treatments to get rid of sagging jowls.
A neck lift – sometimes called platysmaplasty – is a surgical procedure designed to reverse the signs of aging in the neck area. Dr. Schalit makes an incision at the chin’s base and then uses this opening to tighten muscles, skin, and connective tissue in the submental area. After the procedure, the prominence of jowls appears reduced, and your face takes on a more youthful appearance.
Facelifts involve making an incision from the temple area to behind the ears and then pulling the skin tighter. Dr. Schalit will also tighten facial muscles and redistribute subcutaneous fat where necessary. These procedures’ combined effect reduces jowls’ prominence and makes a face appear rounder and more youthful.
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical alternative to facelifts and neck lifts for improving jowls and tighten the neckline. It uses the power of ultrasound to stimulate the skin’s collagen production, encouraging it to firm up and behave more youthfully.