As you age your jawline can start to disappear. This is when the distinction between your neck and jaw becomes less noticeable.
The loss of collagen and breakdown of elastin cause fine lines and wrinkles. This leads to skin laxity and slowly causes skin to fall down, starting at cheeks, forming jowls along your chin.
What are jowls?
Jowls are loose skin and fat deposits that form along the jawline. They can sometimes look like a double chin.
There are some treatments that can help tighten the jawline depending on how visible the jowls are. Microneedling or any type of laser that tightens the skin can help a little bit. In my practice, many patients who are concerned with initial signs of jowls consider microneedling with Radio Frequency. If you are seeing the first few lines along your jawline, microneedling can help a lot.
What is Microneedling with Radio Frequency?
Microneedling with Radio Frequency combines the microneedling technique with radio frequency heat, induces collagen growth within the skin, resulting in brighter, tighter and younger looking skin. At our practice we use Secret RF Microneedling. This technique uses insulated micro-needles to puncture skin delivering energy into different layers of the skin. We can adjust heat temperature and needle depth based on the goals to achieve the best results. This procedure can improve scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity on face and body, and stretch marks.
It is important to understand a treatment that works for one may not work for another and treatment options depend on the severity of the concern. If you are talking about having real loose skin on your jawline, there isn’t a treatment that will tighten it enough. If you are talking about wrinkles along your jawline, if you are talking about being really really thin and having a little extra skin sometimes laser can help but beyond that it is a surgical problem once you’ve past that point. The non-invasive treatments are just that, non-invasive and superficial. The best thing you can do for yourself if you are looking to improve the area is to schedule a consultation to learn which treatment options, non surgical or surgical, are best for you.