While Botox is proving itself useful for a myriad of conditions, it’s also an ideal option for cosmetic reasons, as well. It, along with several other treatment options, may be able to help with jowls.
Out of all parts of your body, it’s your lower face that often begins to show the first signs of aging. While you might have sleek contours around your jawline and chin while you’re young, time can cause that loosening skin around your cheeks and mouth to sag. And when it sags, it has to go somewhere. In most cases, it gathers and collects around your lower face.
Sure, you could let nature do its thing, but what if there were options to limit sagging jowls? Read on to find out what, alongside Botox, might be right for you.
If you are just beginning to notice sagging jowls, and they haven’t had a chance to take full effect, then thermage might be a treatment option worth your consideration. It’s a non-invasive laser tightening treatment that’s able to re-contour your skin.
It’s sometimes recommended for younger patients with only the beginning signs of sagging jowls. It works by transferring radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of your skin. By doing so, it firms up saggy elastin fibres and collagen while encouraging collagen production at the same time.
Both dermal fillers and the Botulinum toxin can prove useful for combating jowls. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that pull down on your lower face and neck. By relaxing and releasing these muscles, the skin can relax upwards instead, which causes your mouth corners to lift.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, can be applied by medical professionals using a process known as the “8 point lift”. Licenced doctors and nurses can administer fillers around the whole face to promote a more natural, sag-free appeal.
A study involving ultherapy as a treatment option for jowls caused improvement in at least 70 percent of those who received it. That improvement showed dramatically around the jawline and neck area.
Ultherapy, like thermage, is a non-surgical procedure that makes use of lasers. The ultrasound technology tightens and firms your skin, while also stimulating collagen production.
CO2 Laser System – Fraxel
A CO2 laser system treatment method, known as Fraxel, is a bit more invasive than Botox, ultherapy, and thermage, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less effective or preferred by several people.
This treatment method for jowls works by vapourising small columns of skin, then transforming heat to shrink the remaining skin. It will also stimulate the growth of new collagen. Some people prefer this treatment method as it generally requires only one treatment, yet it can reduce sagging skin to the point of significantly reducing jowls.
Jowls are a natural part of aging, but they can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Therefore, there’s no harm in looking at your options for how to minimise or remove jowls to feel better about yourself. Why not talk to a trained medical professional about how Botox and other treatment methods can help?