Sagging skin on your face is one of the most visible signs of aging. When your face begins to lose its shape, your jaw line begins to droop and “jowls” start to form. This loose skin will become more visible as your muscles weaken and the connections between your skin and underlying tissue loosen. You will begin to notice your youthful jaw line being replaced by soft, irregular skin. Fat deposits underneath your skin can worsen the effect.
Although jowls are more prevalent as you grow older, even younger people can develop this condition. The primary causes are natural aging, genetics, and environmental exposure.
Dermal Fillers Can Correct Jowls
Injectable dermal fillers work to “plump out” or smooth out wrinkles and the appearance of sagging skin. Although injectables are only a temporary fix, many Fairfax facial rejuvenation patients report dramatic improvements to their appearance after using injectable fillers. The effects can last anywhere from three months to a year or longer.
Plastic Surgery for Jowls
Fairfax cosmetic surgeons agree that a facelift is the most effective method to permanently correct jowls. By tightening your skin and removing excess fat, this procedure can reshape your neck and jaw line to eliminate drooping skin in this and other areas.
If you live in the Fairfax area of Virginia and would like learn more about reducing the appearance of your jowls, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Destman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.