A face with beautifully defined contours creates a younger, fresher appearance. As we age, structural changes take place in the skin and cells start to work less efficiently. Fat cells, collagen fibers and elastin fibers are broken down, the skin becomes slacker, and the face makes a generally sunken impression.
How do jowls develop?
The aging process causes the central part of the face to sag, and this affects the appearance of the lower face. This may lead to "jowls" developing. These are accumulations of skin that also make the lower jawline appear loose and undefined.
How can the lower jawline/jowls be treated?
Treating the cheeks with hyaluronic acid as part of cheek enhancement often has a positive effect on jowls on its own. In addition, the lower jawline can be injected with hyaluronic acid to make it more contoured and give it more emphasis.
How soon after treatment can I resume my everyday activities?
The treatment lasts 30 minutes in total (consultation, information, preparation and administration of treatment) and you can then resume your usual activities with no restrictions on your social life. Any needle-entry points that remain visible for a short time can easily be hidden with make-up.
What do I need to be aware of after treatment with fillers?
The treatment is generally well tolerated. The doctor discusses possible side effects individually with the client before every treatment. They are generally mild and do not last long. Possible side effects include small, temporary bruises and brief redness or swelling at the injection site. Blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin should not be taken during the week before treatment as this may increase the risk of bruising. We also advise against treatment during pregnancy.
Corinne R.’s treatment outcome
Corinne naturally has a narrow face that looks even thinner as a result of age-related structural changes such as hollow cheeks and jowls. Changes like this can be compensated for with an overall facial treatment using fillers. The cheeks are emphasized, and this smooths wrinkles under the eyes and along the lower jawline, creating more contour and making the face more balanced overall. Frown lines are “blocked” with botulinum toxin and the forehead is only treated gently to smooth it while leaving it mobile.