Non-Surgical Treatment of Sagging Jowls
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’m 53 and have sagging jowls. I really am afraid of having a facelift. With all the new procedures available, are there are any less invasive treatments to lift my sagging jowls without surgery?
Answer: There are several effective non-surgical treatments for sagging in the jowl area to give you a more youthful and defined jawline. These may need to performed in combination, however, for the most effective results. Non-surgical treatments for aging in the jowl area include:
Kybella consists of an injection which causes fat to permanently dissolve. While it’s use is “off-label” for jowl fat, it has become increasingly popular in reducing and sculpting jowl fat. There may be some swelling immediately after treatment but typically no downtime.
Infini RF is a non-surgical “laser” which tightens and lifts to improve the skin laxity seen with sagging in the jowl area. Infini RF typically consists of 3 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Infini RF works by stimulation of your body’s own collagen and elastin, without any downtime.
Injectable fillers are commonly used to treat the deep grooves that lie just in front of sagging jowls. These grooves can extend from the jawline border all the up to the mouth corners which can also droop. Lifting a sagging mouth corner combined with filling of deep marionette grooves can significantly rejuvenate the lower face. Temporary fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm or a 5-Year filler like Bellafill can be effective.
Botox Cosmetic or Dysport can be strategically placed along very specific areas of the jawline to lift droopy mouth corners as well. Botox is often combined with other treatments to rejuvenate the lower face. Kybella, Infini RF and Bellafill are also commonly combined together for optimal lower facial rejuvenation.
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Laser WhisperLift™, 90 Minutes: 1 cm micro-incision surgery, laser lifting to tighten sagging neck & jowls, local anesthesia, minimal downtime.
Bellafill, 60 Minutes: The 5 Year Filler – Dr. Mandal is a BellaDiamond physician in the top 1% of expert Bellafill injectors in the world
Infini RF, 40 Minutes: Non-Surgical Facelift for sagging jowls and neck, no downtime
SculpSure, 25 Minutes: Permanent, non-invasive body fat reduction
Kybella, 10 Minutes: Permanent, minimal invasive neck fat removal