Jowls are a common skin condition that can develop as you age.
They occur when the muscles of your face lose their tone and elasticity, resulting in sagging skin and fullness around the jawline. Most people will begin to experience jowls in their late thirties or early forties. The gravity-induced sagging of the skin can cause the chin to appear weak and there can be a fullness that extends down the side of your face.
Jowls primarily develop due to a combination of factors, including:
As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and firmness. This occurs due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production, which are essential proteins that provide support and structure to the skin. The reduction in these proteins leads to a loss of skin firmness and the appearance of sagging jowls.
Aging also contributes to a loss of fat pads in the face, particularly in the cheek and mid-face area. This loss of facial fat volume can cause the skin to loosen and sag, leading to the formation of jowls. Over time, the effects of gravity can cause the soft tissues of the face to gradually descend. Additionally, the natural weakening of supportive structures, such as muscles and ligaments, further contributes to the development of jowls.
The process of jowl formation involves the gradual combination of the factors mentioned above. As the skin loses elasticity and facial fat volume decreases, the effects of gravity begin to take hold. Over time, the soft tissues of the face start to descend, resulting in visible sagging and the formation of jowls.
At Dr Bejma clinic, we offer a range of treatments to help reduce the appearance of jowls and restore a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Some of these include Dermal Fillers, Morpheus 8 and thread lifts. Our highly skilled professionals can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs and goals during your consultation.Book a Consultation