Jowls is the name given to the sagging skin that occurs around the chin and jawline. They are an inevitable part of the ageing process, caused by the gradual slowing of our body’s production of collagen and elastin – the proteins that give skin its firmness and laxity. We begin to produce less of these proteins after the age of 25.
Jowls can appear more pronounced in some people due to the shape and structure of their face. When volume is lost in the upper parts of the face, it often causes excess skin to “droop” around the chin area, hence the appearance of jowls. Your facial structure determines how this skin falls.
Note that external factors such as sun damage, lifestyle choices, excessive exercise, and environmental pollution can all speed up the ageing process when it comes to skin.
If jowls are a concern for you, fortunately, there are multiple ways in which the skin can be lifted and tightened, and volume restored, without the need for surgery. Our doctor will assess your situation and discuss the best options with you during your comprehensive, no-obligation consultation.
Fillers are the most popular treatment option for jowls. Fillers are compounds that are injected into the cheeks to fill in the places where fat has been lost from the skin.