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What Can I Do About My Sagging Jowls?

What Can I Do About My Sagging Jowls?

While jowl formation isn’t inevitable, the effects of aging on your skin mean that the youthful contours of your jawline and chin are less supported. Moisture and elasticity both fade as your skin slowly loses collagen with each passing year. 

As jowls form, the proportions of your face can become bottom-heavy, creating a tired, middle-aged appearance that becomes more pronounced as you get older. It’s up to you to determine when enough is enough, and then Radiance Wellness MediSpa becomes your partner in revising your appearance. 

All of our treatments for jowls are customized to your face and its conditions. Here’s what you can do about your sagging jowls. 

Smartlipo®

Liposuction is a surgical solution for when fat deposits alter your desired contours, but it’s a fairly coarse procedure best suited for larger areas. It’s also a surgery with associated scarring and recovery times. 

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted process that uses tiny incisions, making it ideal for fine-tuning locations like your jawline and jowls. Laser energy gently warms fat tissue for easy removal. Cynosure’s Smartlipo can help you reshape virtually any area where stubborn fat deposits resist the effects of diet and exercise. 

NuEra® Tight

If even minimally invasive surgery is more intensive than you want to consider, NuEra Tight represents a completely noninvasive procedure that literally melts away fat while tightening skin. It uses radiofrequency technology to warm and reshape the contours of your jaw and neck. Like Smartlipo, NuEra Tight is also capable of body sculpting beyond the jowls. 

Dermal fillers

As a medical aesthetic practice, Radiance Wellness MediSpa specializes in dermal fillers and carries a wide range of these injectable products, used to fill lines and add volume. While SmartLipo and NuEra Tight can remove tissue where needed, dermal fillers add back where necessary with long-lasting treatments using a variety of biocompatible formulations. 

Necklift

Providing maximum revision potential, a surgical necklift requires the biggest time commitment but ultimately offers the most dramatic results for eliminating jowls and returning youthful contours to the treatment area. A necklift can include removing fat deposits, tightening muscles, and relocating the skin to support your new contours. A necklift can be combined with a full facelift or done as a standalone procedure. 

Prevention

If you haven’t yet developed jowls and you want to delay their appearance as long as possible, there are a few strategies to keep in mind. Photoaging from sunlight is one of the most potent accelerators of skin aging, so taking steps to protect yourself from the sun may be the best way to delay the conditions that contribute to jowls. 

Use broad spectrum sunscreens, reapplying as directed, as well as protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats and collared shirts to minimize the effects of sun exposure. If you smoke or use other forms of nicotine, quit to end the negative effects that nicotine has on your circulation. A healthy diet and good hydration provides your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay young. 

When you need help regaining a more youthful jawline, contact Radiance Wellness MediSpa at the most convenient office. You can book online or over the phone. Schedule your consultation today.

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