Effective Jowl Treatments You Should Know About

Dr. Sachin M. ShridharaniWe hear a lot about how the signs of aging tend to first develop around the eyes. This may be the case for most people but it’s certainly not the only aspect of cosmetic aging we need to be aware of. At some point, most adults begin to notice that their lower face looks wider, saggier, even fuller. The contours of the chin and jawline can change quickly, affecting the mouth and lower cheeks. Droopy skin along the jawline, known as jowls, can become a prominent problem. Fortunately, there are several ways we can treat jowls today. We discuss them here.


When jowls are newly formed, it may be possible to disguise them using dermal fillers. Sculptra may be ideal in this situation because it is the dermal filler developed for ongoing tissue remodeling. Other fillers provide a boost of volume beneath the skin. Inserted at the cheeks, these fillers add contouring that naturally brings the skin upward. Inserted in the pre-jowl area near the chin, fillers hide mild sagging. The results of treatment last approximately 2 years.


Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent treatment option for those who want to postpone the signs of aging, manage the early signs of aging, and support their cosmetic aging process. Treatment is known for removing the uppermost layers of tissue via a beam of laser energy. In response to the effects of laser, dead and damaged cells slough off and healthy new cells emerge. Along with those cells, the entire treatment area receives an influx of collagen and elastin, the two vital proteins that are involved in firming and smoothing the skin. Laser resurfacing may be appropriate for minor jowls. Its benefit is that it treats multiple conditions simultaneously with minimal downtime.


For more severe jowls and longer-lasting results, many patients choose to tighten up their jawline and upper neck with surgery. A neck lift is the most invasive method of treating jowls but also the most effective. This is because the tissue is manually repositioned and trimmed by Dr. Shridharani through tiny incisions. The improvements achieved are considered permanent.

Jowls don’t have to age your face. We can eliminate them. To explore your treatment options in our NYC office, call (212) 508-0000.

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