As we age, the skin in our cheeks and below our jawline loses much of its collagen and elastin and we can develop what is commonly known as ‘sagging jowls, there are non-surgical treatments available to treat these jowls. Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. . Elastin is another connective tissue protein that lets your skin return to its normal shape even after being stretched.

As these proteins are depleted and lost, the cheek skin surrounding your mouth loses its firmness and tightness. Once this happens, gravity causes it to sag and descend to the area on either side of your mouth and chin. This sagging skin below your chin or jawline is known as ‘jowls’. 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. The development of jowls can also be affected by various other factors including certain lifestyle choices and facial movement habits, exposure to sunlight, and chronic stress.

Treatments for Jowls

There are a number of treatment options for Jowls including fillers, HIFU non-surgical facelifts, these can be discussed with you during a full consultation in the clinic.

All the treatments are available at our clinic in Weybridge, Surrey, call today to book your consultation on 01932 706402

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