Jowls Overview, Causes, Treatment
Is your face looking long these days? Maybe you’re not feeling sad, but do you feel like no matter what, you’re looking “down” and tired all the time? You’re are not imaging this; it is a common problem that affects both men and women as they get older. There are many changes that happen to our face as we age, and while they all can be additive to one another making us look older than we actually are, the most difficult one to control and prevent is the loss of volume.
When we are young, we have lots of volume in our face. Full temples, round cheeks and plump lips are typical features of youth. We will often refer to a youthful face as “heart-shaped”, meaning it is full at the top and tapered at the bottom. As we age, we begin to lose the volume in our upper and middle portions of our face and look heavy or wide at the bottom, almost like an inverted heart or triangle.
One of the earliest signs of this transition is the appearance of jowls on the sides of our chin. As the underlying volume (and support) for the skin is lost in the upper face, it will start to sag a bit, creating a heavy-looking jowl in the lower face. Radiesse is a fantastic product to help correct and hide this problem.
It is a thicker and more viscous filler than the HA fillers (Restylane, Juvederm or Restylane Lyft) so it can almost be “molded” to shape and restructure the area that it’s injected into. This is just one of the reasons that Radiesse is an excellent choice to reshape and smooth the transition of the jawbone to the chin, making jowls disappear.
Another added benefit is that it can last a long time—up to 9 to 12 months! This is an important consideration when you are using dermal fillers to reshape and re-contour facial features. Providing longevity, Radiesse encourages your body’s own collagen-stimulating ability making it a perfect product for this area.
If you’re interested in learning more about Radiesse and how we use it to help get rid of the appearance of heavy jowls, we’d love to hear from you! Please give us a call today to schedule your free consultation and we can walk you through this transformative procedure with this amazing product step by step.