What is it and what is the cause?
Jowls refer to the fleshy and loose skin that hangs beneath the lower jawline. As we age, it is natural for facial sagging to occur in this area, giving the appearance that the normal jawline position has dropped and definition of the face has been lost.
This is because we lose volume from the mid face (as our Oestrogen levels start to drop) combined with more skin laxity as collagen and elastin diminish so skin droops downwards. This is a concern that many clients see as the first tell tale sign of ageing.
If loss of volume and skin laxity is the cause then clearly adding volume back to the mid face and/or skin tightening is the solution. Simply returning the face back to how it used to look. Consultations are free of charge to see which would be the right treatment for you:
Fillers Also replace lost volume in the mid face using hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance we naturally have in our skin. This treatment gives instant results and lasts for around 6-9 months.
Genie A facial toning machine which rebuilds muscle volume in the mid face and tones facial muscles, like the gym for your face.
HIFU - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound The treatment uses the safe time tested energy of Ultrasound (HIFU) which focuses energy to stimulate the deep support layers of the skin without causing damage to the skins surface. The treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen resulting in lifted, firmer and toned appearance over time and costs so much less than surgery.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening This tackles the skin laxity aspect of jowls. It heats the skin to around 42 degrees to stimulate collagen growth to tighten the skin and give a sharper contour to the neck and/or jaw line.
Genie Complete is the ultimate system for slimming and toning, featuring the most powerful non-surgical facelift technology available. It combines the 10-minute face-lift technology of Mediwave with an equally potent body contouring system. The machine boasts a unique hub with twenty-four computerized outlets and five different wave shapes, allowing it to perform a variety of treatments for both the face and body.
Radiofrequency Skin tightening, also known as RF, is a highly sought-after procedure for individuals seeking a more youthful appearance without the need for surgical intervention. Environmental factors, such as sun exposure, can hasten the ageing process, resulting in loose, sagging skin that can make you appear older than your actual age. Additionally, the natural loss of volume in the cheeks due to the ageing process or weight loss can exacerbate this issue, akin to deflating a balloon. RF uses heat to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen promoting a tighter, glowing profile.
A radiofrequency (RF) facial is the perfect choice prior to any special event. For the ultimate radiant glow, consider incorporating a Dermalux treatment as an add-on.
Dermal fillers are virtually identical to the HA (hyaluronic acid) we have in our skin so the risk of any reaction is very small. This procedure helps to instantly ‘fill out’ and smooth away lines such as nose to mouth and ‘droopy’ mouth corners. Dermal fillers are also very effective for instantly increasing fullness and plumpness to thin lips, enhancing sunken cheeks, temples and can even be used to re-shape the nose.
Results last between 6 and 18 months depending on the area being treated. Areas that require thicker product to promote lift ie: cheeks will generally last longer than a softer product used in areas such as the lips.