Non-surgical Treatment for Sagging Jowls
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I don’t mind aging, but the sagging jowls are the part of my face that really bother me. I saw another plastic surgeon who wanted to do a full facelift with huge incisions, general anesthesia and too long of a recovery. At my age, I prefer not to have aggressive surgery. Do I have any minimal invasive options?
Answer: Today, you do have options other than a facelift. Patients commonly see me in consultation for similar concerns to yours.
When a patient with sagging mainly in their jowl area does not want surgery, I often recommend a combination of non-surgical treatments to target aging jowls. The key words here are “combination” and “non-surgical”.
Infini RF can lift and tighten sagging jowls. Infini RF works by stimulating the collagen and elastin in your tissues, resulting in contracting, tightening and lifting of the skin. Infini essentially creates the effect of a non-surgical “facelift”.
Most commonly, a droopy mouth corner is associated with the development of jowls along your jawline. The droopy or ptotic mouth corners must be lifted with injectable fillers and even Botox or a combination of both. I use a three angle injection approach to lift some of the most stubborn mouth corners. Bellafill, the 5-year filler or temporary 1-year fillers can be used.
While Bellafill may cost you double than a temporary filler, Bellafill is more cost-effective over the long run.
The marionette lines which are grooves just in front of the jowls are also commonly seen with aging jowls. Marionette lines are commonly treated with injectable fillers. When the lines are very fine, a superficial yet temporary filler should be used. For deeper marionette lines or grooves, a deeper filled should be used such as Bellafill, Radiesse or Juvederm.
Combination treatments of Infini, Botox and injectable fillers for sagging jowls, marionette lines and droopy mouth corners can effectively improve aging in the lower face associated with the development of jowls and help you to avoid more aggressive facelift surgery.
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