One of the first signs of aging in the lower face is sagging jowls and loose neck skin. The lower cheeks surrounding your mouth can lose their firmness, drooping to make your face look older and heavier. Lost elasticity in the skin and tissue due to aging causes the drooping and sagging jowls. Treatment can range from a full facelift to non-surgical procedures to tighten the skin. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA, we offer solutions to fight facial aging, including sagging jowls treatment.
Collagen and elastin are two of the elements that give your skin’s structure firmness and elasticity. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, impacting your skin’s volume and elasticity. The lower face and neck are very susceptible to sagging skin and tissue. The lower face and jowls can look heavier as the skin and tissue sags, diminishing the definition of the jawline. Under the chin and down the neck, skin and tissue can sag, creating the beginnings of a “turkey waddle.” A facelift is the permanent solution for tightening the lower face, but there are also non-surgical options for neck and sagging jowls treatment.
Non-Surgical Neck and Jowl Tightening
RF microneedling is one of the best non-surgical options for tightening sagging jowl and neck skin. Inducing the production of collagen through radiofrequency energy, and microneedling can firm the skin and tighten the neck and jowls. This treatment is most effective for individuals who are in the earlier stages of sagging skin, usually in their late 30s up to early 50s. A series of treatments can tighten the skin over several months for a more youthful appearance. RF microneedling can be combined with other treatments like Botox® and facial filler injections to improve the overall appearance of the face.
Proactive anti-aging treatments can help you retain a more youthful appearance. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced options in non-surgical treatments as well as beautiful plastic surgery results. To learn more about addressing a sagging neck and jowls, contact our office in Boston, MA, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.