Do you look in the mirror and feel unhappy with the way your lower face looks? If so, you may be wondering how to resolve the problem. Jowls are signs of premature aging and can spoil the appearance of your jawline. When you have jowls, not only do you look older, but you can often look bigger than you really are. Many slim women with a jowl problem come to us looking for a way to make their faces slimmer. The answer lies in jowl removal.
What Exactly Are Jowls?
The term “jowl” is frequently used to refer to sagging skin under the jawline or chin. Everybody develops jowls as he or she gets older. It occurs because, with the natural aging process, the skin will lose elasticity and become thinner.
In those with more fat, more collagen below their chin and cheeks, and thicker skin, jowls are sometimes less obvious. A few people may be lucky enough to never develop jowls. This may be because of their lifestyle choices, environmental factors, or even genes. However, for most people, jowls are a part of getting older. Nevertheless, just because they occur naturally doesn’t mean you have to put up with them.
What Is the Cause of Jowls?
There is no single reason why people develop jowls. The main reason is a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. As we age, the skin below the jaw and in the cheeks loses elastin. This is a connective tissue protein that allows the skin to return to its shape even if you stretch it. It also loses collagen – another protein making up the body’s connective tissues. Because of a loss of these proteins, the skin around the mouth loses tightness and firmness. Then, gravity takes over and causes sags.
Genetics is another cause. If either parent has jowls, a person has a greater chance of developing them. People with naturally thin skin or very little elastin and collagen could develop jowls at a young age. Sometimes, people who are in their 20s begin to get jowls.
Jowls may appear because of making specific facial expressions that stretch the neck or facial skin. Weight loss may also cause previously stretched skin to sag. Anyone who has been exposed to a lot of sunlight can have damaged collagen. This results in early skin sagging. The same is true for smokers. The chemicals found in cigarettes damage elastin and collagen while narrowing the blood vessels. This limits the circulation of the blood, so the skin lacks the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
People who use smartphones or computers frequently could also find their neck skin loses elasticity. There is even a condition known as “tech neck.” Long periods of looking down are the cause of this condition.
Can I Reduce My Chance of Developing Jowls?
Jowl development may be genetic. However, there are three things you can try to stop jowls from occurring.
- Stop smoking
- Limit exposure to the sun
- Limit screen time
If you have jowls already, however, the only real option is to have a jowl removal procedure.
What Is Jowl Removal?
There are several options available to treat saggy jowls. While there are nonsurgical options, such as peels, lasers, and Thermage, these are minimally effective. They may change the collagen composition inside the skin, but the results aren’t permanent.
If you don’t want to use makeup and clothing to disguise your jowls forever, a jowl removal is the answer. Here at Art Lipo, we can carry out chin and neck liposuction to remove your unsightly jowls. With our cutting-edge interactive lipo technique, the results are impressive. Since we perform the procedure under a local anesthetic, you will have a very short recovery time. Thanks to the amazing skill of our expert surgeon, Dr. Su, you will look instantly slimmer and younger.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you with jowl removal to restore your confidence.