The appearance of jowls is a sign of ageing. As we age, we slowly produce less collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the main contributors to thick, healthy and supple skin and as they decrease, our skin becomes more thin and less flexible which causes the skin to drop and sag as collagen also acts as support to the skin.
Exposure to the sun and free radicals such as pollution and cigarette smoke also accelerate the signs of ageing as these factors break down existing collagen. To treat jowls and diminish their appearance, Bodyvie offers treatments to stimulate collagen production and skin tightening.
Our Radiofrequency Facial is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment using heat to tighten the skin. Lipofirm Pro is very similar by using radiofrequency heat to tighten skin but has the added dynamic muscle activation to stimulate the muscles and encourages excess fat to be flushed from the body for a more firm appearance.
Our skin tightening laser treatment using the Youlase helps to tighten skin by vaporising loose, excess skin while stimulating collagen production by causing micro-traumas that triggers the body to accelerate its healing process, resulting in thicker, more youthful skin.
Our team of doctors and aestheticians will help you find the best treatment to suit your needs to restore your skin.
The symptoms of jowls are mostly in appearance and skin quality. You may experience loose and thin skin below the chin and jawline which may effect the appearance of your jaw line’s definition. Skin can appear crepey and lax.
Jowls are difficult to prevent but there are ways to slow their progression. If you smoke, quit as smoking damages collagen in the skin. Avoid excess sun exposure and apply a quality sunscreen, preferably SPF50, daily. Taking a daily collagen supplement like Skinade may also help to combat the natural depletion of collagen to maintain youthful skin.