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How to Get Rid of Jowls

It’s widely known that collagen production diminishes as we get older. The cosmetic effects of this decline are often exacerbated by factors such as gravity, sun exposure, and genetics. As decreased levels of collagen and elastin are absorbed by the body, some of the most prominent signs of facial aging that develop include sagging skin and lost volume around the cheeks. Facial skin and fatty deposits begin to descend, the result being the formation of jowls—or relaxed skin along the jawline. Jowls often present an aesthetic concern for many individuals who may feel like their outward appearance is inconsistent with how youthful they feel inside. While most people develop jowls at some point in their lifetime, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments at his Orlando practice to minimize lax facial skin and restore a more rejuvenated look.

A facelift can provide the most powerful improvement in facial aging, with the procedure designed to eliminate jowls as well as wrinkles and deep creases. Facelift surgery is performed to lift the skin and musculature of the face while removing excess tissue, effectively helping patients reclaim a more youthful version of themselves. This popular cosmetic surgery can achieve the most long-term results with regard to smoothing sagging skin near the chin and jawline. However, our plastic surgeon also offers a non-surgical treatment to lift sagging skin and minimize signs of age. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can perform a “liquid facelift” by delivering precise amounts of Restylane®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and other cosmetic injectables to fill creases and volume deficits in the face. This can make the youthful contours of the face more visible while enhancing volume around the cheeks, jaw, and temples. While the outcome of a liquid facelift is not permanent, this simple in-office treatment can temporarily improve the appearance of jowls without the need for downtime.

For more information about which jowl treatment is the most beneficial option for your needs, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, please contact our practice today.