Not many body areas show a person’s age more than the lower face, which is why even the slightest sagging in the jawline can make a person appear significantly older. Because it happens gradually, you may find yourself looking in the mirror one day and wondering what happened to your once youthful appearance and how you can get it back.
Tightening Skin on the Lower Face (Without Surgery)
Sagging jowls don’t just happen as you age. Several other factors contribute to the process and how quickly it occurs. These factors include genetics, stress, repetitive facial habits, weight loss, weight gain, and other lifestyle choices like smoking and sun damage.
The best defense against sagging jowls is to start preventative care when you notice the beginning signs of sagging. Here are the best skin tightening treatments available and how to determine which treatment is the right choice for you.
This non-surgical ultrasound treatment counteracts the effects of gravity on your skin by using your own body’s regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrows, under the skin, and on the neck. Ultherapy can smooth lines and wrinkles all while lifting the skin. One to two treatments will naturally rejuvenate and strengthen collagen production within the skin. This 30-60 minute treatment doesn’t require downtime, and visible improvements will continue gradually over several months.
Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing is an FDA-approved fractional laser technology used to help restore your skin to its original, perfect texture by creating a fresher, younger-looking skin. Fraxel is designed to improve tone and texture, reduce pore size, and erases unwanted brown spots, acne scars, surgical scars, and also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
With NovaThreads, we’re able to help patients lift and tighten the skin instantly without invasive surgery. NovaThreads offer an excellent solution to sagging skin with effective results. Micro-needles with polydioxanone threads are injected under the skin’s surface to lift the facial and neck tissue. Once the NovaGthread needle is carefully inserted into the skin in a direction parallel to the skin’s surface, the needle is removed, and the PDO thread remains. The PDO threads immediately lift the tissue to correct laxity. As the skin responds to the treatment, collagen formation is triggered around the thread, which helps to repair sagging naturally.
The average patient can see results from NovaThread treatments for about 12 months. Initially, you may need a few touch-up thread insertions if this is your first treatment. Because our skin continues to age, you will continue to experience natural collagen production once the sutures are dissolved.
Finding The Right Treatment For You
Treatments to address sagging skin aren’t all created equal, and different treatments will offer you varied results. For this reason, each patient must receive a consultation exam before starting any treatment plan to address sagging skin concerns. A consultation appointment allows us to go over your skin type and speak to you regarding your specific concerns. Once we’ve evaluated your needs, a specialized treatment plan designed for your unique skin can be created and pursued.
If you’re ready to take action against a sagging jawline, schedule a consultation exam with Radiance Skincare and Laser Medspa today.