Treatment Solutions for Jowls or Drooping Cheeks
Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Mon 12/23/2019 - 09:00
Jowls and drooping cheeks are inevitable side effects of the natural aging process. An aging face loses fat, particularly in the cheek area. Aging skin also loses its firmness and elastic quality.
As a result, your cheeks may appear to slide down your face and jowls (excess droopy skin) can form below your cheeks and along your jawline.
If you miss the full cheeks and crisp jawline you enjoyed in your youth, Dr. Joyesh Raj can help. The highly sought-after plastic surgeon offers a range of treatment solutions for jowls and drooping cheeks.
Some cases can be remedied with non-surgical treatment solutions; others require a surgical approach. Upon examination, Dr. Raj can recommend the option most likely to give you the vibrant, youthful appearance you once enjoyed.
Volume Restoration With Fillers
One solution to drooping cheeks is to restore lost volume by adding dermal fillers to the area. Not only does this restore a full, youthful quality, it also provides a slight lift to the skin, so the entire area looks smoother and firmer. Some fillers, like Sculptra, even boost the body’s natural production of collagen for even better results. Depending on the filler used, results can last up to two years.
Skin Tightening Treatment
Another option to refine laxity around the chin and jawline is skin tightening treatment. Laser skin resurfacing and other light treatments stimulate the production of fresh collagen, leading to tighter, more supple-looking skin.
If the degree of sagging and laxity is severe, surgical correction may be needed. Facelift repositions displaced fat in the cheeks and removes loose skin along the jawline and under the chin. The facial skin is re-draped over the tissues to better define the jawline and give it a sharper, more defined contour.
If the upper area of the face has maintained its youthful appearance, but the lower face and neck have not, neck lift may be a suitable solution. The procedure removes excess skin and fat from the neck and jowls, sculpts or redistributes the remaining fat and lifts and tightens the skin on the neck and jawline. This gives the jawline more definition and the neck an elegant contour.
Contact Us Today
For more information about treating drooping cheeks and jowls, Dr. Raj invites you to schedule a consultation at our Westlake practice. Contact us today to request an appointment.