Jowls and jawline
jowls and Jawline
Jowls are the sagging skin or flesh that hangs beneath the jawline, commonly associated with aging. They are caused by a combination of factors, including a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, a decrease in muscle tone and facial fat, and gravity.
As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and firmness due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. Additionally, the muscles in our face that support our skin may weaken, leading to a loss of definition in the jawline. Furthermore, the loss of fat in the face as we age can also contribute to jowls, as the skin may become less plump and more prone to sagging.
Other factors that can contribute to the development of jowls include sun damage, smoking, and genetics. Exposure to the sun can accelerate the aging process and cause skin damage, while smoking can also contribute to premature aging of the skin. Genetics may also play a role in the development of jowls, as some people may be more predisposed to sagging skin and facial fat loss.
There are several treatments available for jowls, including non-surgical options such as skin-tightening treatments, and dermal fillers, as well as surgical options like facelifts and neck lifts. However, it’s important to have a face-face consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Some people clench or grind their teeth without realising and this is medically termed bruxism. This may occur during sleep, while concentrating, or when stressed. Although this may not have any consequence some people get bulking of the chewing muscle (masseter muscle) as a result giving their lower jaw a bulky appearance and affecting the shape of their face.
Anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscles cause these muscles to be weakened, resulting in a slimming effect on the jawline. This can help create a more feminine or slender appearance for those who desire it. The procedure is also sometimes used to alleviate pain or discomfort associated with teeth grinding.
The Nefertiti Neck Lift is a procedure that involves anti-wrinkle injections into the neck and jawline to improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles in the area. During the procedure, botulinum toxin is injected into the platysma muscle, a muscle that extends from the jawline to the collarbone. By relaxing this muscle, the skin in the neck and jawline area appears smoother and tighter, resulting in a more youthful and defined appearance.
If you suffer from this condition, please make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your concerns, assess suitability and consider treatment options.
The Treatment options I offer
Dermal fillers can be used to add volume and definition to the jawline, resulting in a more contoured and defined appearance.
Can be used to slim the jawline or tighten the neck muscles resulting in a more youthful, lifted appearance.
Because it is important that your particular problem is identified correctly, I would encourage you to arrange a consultation at Skin Enhance and Wellness for an in-depth analysis of your skin and devise a customised treatment plan, based on your requirements.