Face Issues: Jawline, Jowls and Neck
Learn how to improve the look of the jawline, jowls and neck in ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’
Jawline and Jowls
As we grow older poor facial muscle tone, loss of skin elasticity and facial volume, saggy skin, weight loss or weight gain, genes, sleeping positions, repetitive mouth movements and bad habits such as smoking can lead to the appearance of ‘jowls’. Our facial fat pads droop, the face loses roundness and we can end up with areas of facial skin or facial fat that have descended to hang along or below the jaw line. A once-triangular face has now turned into a square face. Soft, irregular flesh replaces a firm, youthful jawline.
When the clean, straight jawline disappears the new, jowly face generally makes people look older. Until recently the only ways we could fight the effects of time on our faces involved surgical facelifts, with results that often resulted in an unnatural, ‘stretched’ appearance. These days there are many more options.
Neck and Décolletage
The neck is also an important area to rejuvenate, because your age is often judged by the appearance of your neck. The neck is subject to a number of degenerative changes such as loss of collagen and elastin and accumulation of fat. External factors such as wind, pollution and ultraviolet radiation play a major part.
The neck and the décolletage area are particularly prone to premature aging because these are areas of increased sun exposure.
Traditionally, neck rejuvenation has been performed surgically to help to reposition lax skin, decrease wrinkles and reduce redundant fatty tissues.
Non-surgical procedures can also address the skin texture of the neck and décolletage, whereas surgical procedures are unable to address this issue. Non-surgical jawline and neck rejuvenation can involve minimally invasive procedures with little or no downtime.