What are the Best Preventative Treatments for Jowls and Lower Face laxity?
The lower face is one of the first places where aging shows itself. Gravity takes its toll on the skin around the mouth and cheeks, causing the chin and jawline to sag. A more youthful appearance can be achieved with a little help from a cosmetic injectable.
Do you have lower face laxity? Do you have sagging jowls? There’s no need to worry – you’re not alone. Sagging jowls are a common problem, especially as we age. They’re caused by a loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin, and can be difficult to get rid of with just topicals and face yoga…
Sagging jowls are no match for today’s technology and medical advancements. With treatments like laser skin tightening and dermal fillers and collagen biostimulators, you can get rid of those dreaded jowls for good! It is completely possible to delay surgical interventions and prevent lower face laxity with small timely interventions.
Here we discuss the most effective ones:
SMAS lifting with Ultraformer3
SMAS layer is deep muscle fascia that usually has only be touched during surgery. With advanced technology, this is possible in a lighter way to reduce drop and delay surgical interventions with regular High Focused USS treatments (HIFU).
Why SMAS lift with Ultraformer 3?
- One of the very few non-surgical facelift treatments that deliver long-lasting results
- Targets all the signs of ageing for a youthful look
- Tightens, lifts and firms skin on the face, neck and décolletage
- No surgery, no downtime, and no scars
- Affordable and convenient treatment with fast results
What happens during a treatment?
USS energy creates micro-injuries in the muscle which gets inflamed and heals, resulting in skin tightening and lift.
Complications can be prevented by only targeting the relevant anatomical layer and using medium energy, repeating it several times a year.
Recommended: once annually as a preventative treatment, repeated for correction.
Thread Lifts with APTOS threads
Thread lifts are excellent to reposition fat tissues, generate supporting layers of collagen bands, and improving skin texture and tone.
Aptos threads are excellent for collagen and elastin stimulation as they are made from PCL +PLLA materials, gentle on the skin and giving minimal downtime.
Recommended: once annual treatment with Excellence Visage APTOS for cheek lift and jawline definition. Threads will last approx. 2 years, but the lifting effect can last even longer depending on your lifestyle and genetics.
RF micro-needling: SECRET RF
The most popular treatment nowadays for the face and body, which primarily targets superficial skin texture and subcutaneous skin layer. Tiny gold-plated needles enter the skin and release RF energy which creates thermal energy. This kick-starts collagen production and hence tightens and firms the skin. Used at higher energy levels, Secret RF can reduce subcutaneous fat layers, which can be helpful in areas such as the double chin.
Recommended: 1 session annually to improve skin texture and tone. Shall a correction of skin laxity and appearance is required, you may want to have 3 sessions.
Collagen Biostimulator Injectables
Excellent treatment to boost collagen production in the extracellular skin matrix, which primarily consists of hyaluronic acid and collagen fibres. With age collagen fibres break down, hence ageing signs become more visible as skin does not have enough firmness. Hyaluronic acid has a water-attracting property and is highly effective in delaying the skin ageing process by giving you instant plumpness and a healthy glow.
Collagen biostimulators come in different forms, concentrations and brands. At Aestha Clinic we have a wide variety of high-performing products to suit every need. SCULPTRA, LANLUMA, Radiesse, GOURI, and Ellanse are some of our favourite treatments with a proven success rate. You will require a consultation with one of our regenerative aesthetic experts to determine which one is most suitable for you. After your consultation, your doctor will produce a treatment protocol tailored to your specific skin type, condition and needs.
Recommended: once a year. For specific cases, a course of 2 or 3 treatments will be performed over a prolonged period of time, which will be determined by your doctor.
Jowls and lower face laxity can be a pain – both literally and figuratively. And, finding the best treatment for those pesky saggy skin pockets can feel overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!
There are a few different factors that play into finding the best treatment for lower face laxity, such as the severity of the sag, budget, and personal preferences. A good place to start is by booking a face-to-face consultation with one of our doctors. This way, you can get a better understanding of what treatments are available and what results you’re likely to achieve.
We know the thought of dealing with jowls is less than ideal. But, with the right treatment plan, you can say goodbye to saggy skin and hello to a more youthful appearance!