Jowls are excess skin and fat along the jawline and neck, often caused by aging, weight gain, or genetics. Jowls can make a person appear older or heavier than they actually are, and can cause a person to look less defined and more jowly. Sagging jowls are a sign of aging and are formed as facial muscles weaken and skin elasticity declines with age. The jowls are formed due to the loss of fat and collagen beneath the skin, causing the skin around the jawline to droop and become loose. Factors that can contribute to sagging jowls include genetics, sun exposure, stress, poor diet, smoking, and lack of exercise.
Jowls develop in middle age and beyond. They are caused by the loss of fatty tissue in the face and the weakening of the underlying muscles due to age. Jowls usually begin to become visible around the age of 40 and become more noticeable as the person gets older.
Saggy jowls can be caused by a number of factors, such as age, genetics, and weight gain. To tighten saggy jowls, non-surgical treatments such as radiofrequency energy, chemical peels, and laser treatments can be used. Additionally, facial exercises can help to improve the tone and firmness of the jowls. Eating a nutrient-rich diet, drinking plenty of water, and reducing stress can also help to tighten saggy jowls.
Botox injections can help to reduce the appearance of jowls by targeting the muscles in the area. The injection works to temporarily relax the muscles, which can reduce the sagging, drooping, and creasing around the jawline. This can create a more youthful, defined look and can even improve the overall contour of the face. Additionally, Botox injections can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the neck and under the chin, which can further enhance the appearance of the jowls.
The treatment for sagging jowls depends on the severity of the sagging and the type of treatment chosen. Generally, treatments are long-lasting yet may need to be repeated to maintain desired results. For instance, laser skin tightening treatments can provide a long-term solution but may need to be repeated after a year or two to maintain results. On the other hand, other treatments such as facelifts and fillers could last up to five years. Ultimately, the duration of the treatment will depend on the treatment chosen and the individual’s overall goals.