The majority of anti-aging skin care products and treatments available today are designed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. But what about sagging jowls? It seems as though sagging jowls receive little attention in the world of anti-aging, which is ironic since losing your sharp contoured jawline can reveal your age more than anything else.
If you aren’t ready for a surgical facelift to reduce your sagging jowls, then there is a safe and effective option called Ultherapy. The Ultherapy procedure is a non-invasive treatment with no risks and no scalpels that produces natural results.
But before we discuss the benefits of Ultherapy, let’s discuss what jowls are and how they form.
WHAT ARE SAGGING JOWLS?
Sagging or loose jowls are a common sign of ageing characterised by loose skin hanging at the top of the neck, just below the jawline. The skin can have a loose, sagging texture and be prone to wrinkles, creases and even deep folds.
Sagging jowls are a cosmetic problem, but even though they don’t pose any health risks, many of my patients feel that the loose skin on their neck and around their jawline is unsightly and are self-conscious about the issue.
WHY SKIN SAGS WITH AGE & JOWLS OCCUR
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin a youthful appearance by keeping it firm and toned. As we age, collagen deteriorates, resulting in a loss of skin strength and elasticity.
Collagen and elastin are the support structure for firm skin. Without that strong support structure, the facial skin begins to sag, and lines and wrinkles form.
We also lose facial fat as we get older. Where fat was once evenly distributed to plump up our cheeks and areas around our eyes and mouth, facial fat now clumps up and shifts downward, contributing to a saggy appearance.
Although sagging jowls can be a natural part of getting older, they can also be caused by:
- Sun damage
- Lifestyle factors
- Loss of fat, e.g. after weight loss
Plastic surgery is often considered a long-term option for patients’ aiming to target sagging jowls. But for patients who aren’t ready for surgery, there are non-surgical treatments that are designed to lift and revitalise sagging, loose skin.
My favourite treatment for sagging jowls, jawline and neck is Ultherapy.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin lifting and skin tightening treatment that targets all areas from your brows to your chest. The treatment will lift your brow, lift your face, lift your chin, lift the skin on the neck and erase the wrinkles on the chest (décolletage).
The treatment is TGA approved, and FDA cleared and is a non-surgical treatment for skin tightening and toning and is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift.
This in office treatment naturally lifts and tightens loose skin using micro focused ultrasound energy that goes deep into the SMAS skin tissue (the foundational layer cut by plastic surgeons during a traditional facelift) to stimulate the formation of new collagen for a more youthful appearance.
It has no downtime, is non-invasive, works naturally and usually requires only a single one-hour treatment. It produces natural-looking lifted skin and long-lasting results.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR AN ULTHERAPY PROCEDURE
The procedure starts with a thorough cleansing of the specific area to be treated.
Following an application of ultrasound gel, a smooth treatment applicator is placed against your skin. Afterwards, ultrasound imaging will be used to see beneath the skin’s surface. This will help determine the correct placement of the ultrasound energy.
During treatment, you may notice slight warm sensations, which means that the process of collagen-building has started. This sensation is only present while the ultrasound energy is delivered beneath the surface of the skin.
The length of the procedure depends on the area or areas being treated. A typical face and neck treatment lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM MY ULTHERAPY TREATMENT?
The proven results of Ultherapy are clear, appearing over two to three months as new collagen begins to form. The ultrasound energy is safe and typically achieves impressive results without any downtime post-treatment or significant side effects.
Ultherapy is a fantastic non-surgical option for treating sagging jowls, jawline & neck. The ultrasound energy helps promote the production of new collagen that lifts and tightens sagging facial skin—defining the jawline and strengthening the chin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, sagging jowls and improving the skin on the neck.
HOW LONG DO ULTHERAPY RESULTS LAST?
The treatment is designed to last for approximately 12 months for most patients, who will experience increased dermal thickness due to the boost in collagen production. For some, it may even last longer. But this is depending on each individual’s ageing process and the lifestyle choices they make post-treatment.
Because the heat of the ultrasound rejuvenates collagen deep within the skin, it can actually pause the ageing process in the areas treated. But this doesn’t mean it will stop completely.
You will see fantastic results after just 1 treatment of Ultherapy, but some patients come in for a “spot treatment” after several years for a specific area if needed.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
You can begin by booking your no-obligation consultation with me today.
During your no-obligation comprehensive consultation, I get to know you and discuss your desired outcomes, your ultimate experience, and your concerns, so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.
Most importantly, I will explain why Ultherapy is the best option for you and go over the results you can expect to allow you to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.