- Occurs as a result of the ageing process.
A sagging jawline, also known as jowls, occurs as a result of the ageing process. As we age the bones of our face decrease in size leading to less support for the fat, muscle and skin causing them to sag. Additionally there is a reduction in fat in the cheeks causing even further sagging. Skin connectivity tissues become weaker and loosen due to depletion of collagen reserves in the skin. All of the above leads to a lack of support causing a sagging jawline.
There are several non-surgical methods proven to improve the appearance of a sagging jawline. Firstly dermal fillers can be used to restore the loss of volume in the cheeks, in a natural manner, to create a lift to the face. Advanced techniques with dermal fillers such as the ‘liquid facelift’ can be used to achieve this. Anti-wrinkle injections and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) can also be used, to aid in tightening the muscles, thus pulling the jowls upwards to reduce the appears of sagging.