The term “jowls” is often used to describe sagging skin below your chin or jawline. Almost everyone develops jowls as they age. It happens because your skin becomes thinner and less elastic over time. Jowls may be less pronounced in people who have thicker skin, more fat, or more collagen in the area below the cheeks and chin. Some people may never develop jowls because of their genes, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices.
One of the consistent trouble areas we hear about from older clients is about their jawline sagging. This is a telltale sign of age. As we get older, the jawline becomes less defined and our skin becomes looser, causing it to sag and lose its definition.
In young people, the jawline forms a gently curved straight line from the tip of the chin up to the ear on either side. It reflects young elastic skin, full fat compartments, and a strong bony foundation underneath. Unfortunately, all these structures are affected by age.
To understand the role of fillers or fat injections on the jawline, you need to understand the aging process in the lower face, and it’s not pretty.
Our skin loses elasticity and tends to hang with age rather than snapping back. Meanwhile the jowl gradually forms as the cheek tissue descends about one-third of the way from the tip of the chin. Making matters worse, we lose fat in the areas just in front of, and behind, the jowl. This fat loss tends to accentuate the jowl further. Finally, the mandible (jawbone) itself thins as we get older providing less support to the overlying structures.
The aging jawline isn’t pretty. Thank goodness we now have non-surgical options to help slow down that process.
Jawline contouring with fillers or fat injection can help redefine the jaw area, get rid of the sagging and camouflage the jowl.
There are several options for treating sagging jowls or reducing how saggy or droopy they appear. Beverly Hills Aesthetics offers a variety of Nonsurgical procedures, such as Reaction® VST Skin Tightening, CO2 Laser Resurfacing and Non-Surgical Lower Face Lift & Contouring " Chine, Jaw Line & Jowls Reduction For severe cases surgical procedures, such as neck lifts can tighten your skin and make it look less saggy.