Jowls affect the cheek and jaw area and appear as pouches of saggy flesh along or below the jaw line.
They tend to affect women more and start to appear during their forties, though they may appear as early as their twenties. Although anyone can develop jowls, people with narrow faces tend to get them much earlier than those with fuller faces.
Ageing is the main cause of sagging jowls. As we get older, the skin slows down production of elastin and collagen, two important proteins in keeping the skin firm. This results in loose skin and a reduced facial volume, allowing the face to be more affected by gravity. Other contributors to the development of jowls include weight loss, smoking, sun damage, and genetics.
We provide the following treatments for Jowls: