As we age, we tend to lose volume and elasticity in our faces, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, and the dreaded jowls.
Sagging jowls are loose skin that hangs along the jawline and can make us look older and tired.
Fortunately, there are several treatments available to help lift and tighten the skin around the jowls.
In this article, we will explore one of the most popular options for jowl rejuvenation: a filler for jowls.
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What are Jowls and What Causes Them?
Jowls are the sagging skin that hangs along the jawline and below the cheeks.
They are caused by a loss of collagen and elastin, which are two proteins that give our skin its elasticity and plumpness.
As we age, our body’s production of these proteins decreases, leading to the appearance of jowls.
Other factors that can contribute to sagging jowls include:
- Weight loss
- Sun damage
What is Filler for Jowls?
Filler for jowls is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the cheeks to lift and tighten the skin around the jowls. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps keep our skin hydrated and plump.
When injected into the cheeks, dermal fillers can add volume to the area, resulting in a more lifted and youthful appearance.
How Does Filler for Jowls Work?
The filler for jowls works by adding volume to the cheeks, which in turn lifts and tightens the skin around the jowls. During the procedure, a qualified injector will use a fine needle to inject the filler into specific areas of the cheeks.
The amount of filler used will depend on the individual’s unique facial structure and the desired outcome.
The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.
Filler for Sagging Jowls Before and After
Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is natural to wonder what the results will look like.
Middle-age jowls can be treated easily, many patients get injected with derma fillers in their mid-30s, as your body starts to lose collagen around age 30 so it’s a perfect age for getting fillers.
Here, a cosmetic doctor, Dr. Toro Ogundoyin performed a Jowl treatment on a young lady who was a perfect candidate for derma fillers.
Here are some before and after photos and a video of individuals who have had filler for jowls:
The treatment is typically performed by injecting the filler into the cheeks and jawline.
The results are often immediately visible and can last for several months to a year, depending on the type of filler used.
It is important to note that fillers are not a permanent solution, and touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired results.
A before-and-after assessment by a qualified professional is essential to ensure satisfaction and safety.
Filler for Jowls and Marionette Lines
The Marionette lines are the wrinkles or fine lines that form around the corner of the mouth as we age, you can treat these lines/folds with any cosmetic treatment and Derma Fillers are one of the top choices to treat marionette lines and jowls, it is the lower-mid face area or around your mouth and cheeks that sag as you age.
This can make you look sad.
The aging process is one of the causes for jawlines to sag and marionette lines (wrinkles) and the other reason is a loss of volume around the corners of the mouth.
The loss of facial volume equals sagging jowls which can be fixed with either a cheek filler or a surgical procedure. The cheek fillers can help to reduce marionette lines and give a more attractive appearance.
Other Causes for Marionette Lines
Marionette lines form around age 35-40 but you can develop these wrinkles around the mouth if you:
- Don’t use sunscreen or sun protection
These factors can develop visible wrinkles sooner and at an early stage.
Cheek Fillers Alterative: Botox for Sagging Jowls
Botox serves as an alternative to Derma fillers that reduce sagging jowls and create a more lifted facial appearance. It is an effective procedure to treat large droopy jowls, you can use both Botox and fillers at the same time to treat wrinkles and reshape the jawline.
Here, a cosmetic surgeon Dr. Shaun Patel performed a Botox procedure on a patient to treat her sagging jowls.
Botox for Sagging Jowls Before and After
Botox for Sagging Jowls treatment is typically performed by injecting Botox into the masseter muscles, which are located in the jawline. The results of the treatment are usually visible within a few days and can last for several months.
It’s important to note that Botox is not a filler and it does not add volume to the face, instead it relaxes the muscle that causes the sagging.
Therefore, Botox alone may not be as effective as fillers in addressing moderate to severe sagging of the jowls.
A consultation with a qualified professional is essential to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Best Filler for Jowls
The most commonly used and effective fillers are:
Bellafill (PMMA): It removes nasolabial folds (wrinkles/crease that starts from both sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth), treats jowls, and restores a fuller face instantly.
Hyaluronic acid filler (Juvederm): The most commonly used filler, it removes aging signs and gives high cheekbones and a fuller face.
Polylactic acid filler (Sculptra): It adds instant volume to the face stimulates elastin production and forms new collagen.
However, the best filler for jowls is ‘Bellafill’, it can last you 5 years and is one of the most expensive fillers.
Cheek Fillers Recovery Time & Results
The recovery time varies from patient to patient, it depends on the type of fillers injected.
However, Derma fillers are the most common type and this procedure takes 20-30 minutes, you can come back to your routine right after treatment.
The recovery time is minimal and short with quick results, usually 24-48 hours (1-2 days).
The results are immediate and fillers can take 2-3 weeks to dissolve in your face for a more contoured face.
These results aren’t permanent, cheek fillers can last you 18-20 months, and can last you more (2 years) if you avoid sun exposure and take better care of your skin.
Possible Side Effects of Cheek Fillers
Cheek fillers are a low-risk procedure, but it has some side effects. The common complications and risks associated with cheek fillers are:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain, itching, and rash
- Minor bleeding
These are mild side effects and can be dissipated over time. If we talk about severe side effects, what can go wrong with these fillers?
- Possible scarring
- If these fillers are injected into the skin’s depth (blood vessel), they can form wounds and lumps on the face.
But these are rare side effects and can only happen if fillers are not injected by professionals.
How Much Do Cheek Fillers Cost?
The cost of cheek fillers depends on the filler units injected (cost per syringe), the type of fillers, and how much volume is required. As you age there will be more marionette lines and saggy jowls, and the more will the cost.
Cost of Other Cheek Fillers:
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers cost about $684 (Per Syringe)
- Polylactic Acid (Sculptra) fillers can cost you around $853 (Per Syringe)
- Bellafill (PMMA) fillers cost about $1,058 (Per Syringe)
Many patients require more than one syringe of fillers. However, the average cost for normally used derma fillers ranges between $2,500 & $4,000.
Will cheek filler lift my jowls?
Cheek fillers can lift jowls and restore the lost volume around the corners of the mouth, fillers can also treat marionette lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of your lower face.
Where do you put the filler to lift jowls?
Cosmetic surgeons put fillers in the lower third (mid-face) to lift jowls and lift your cheekbones. It’s a non-surgical treatment that adds volume to the face and improves your jawline (overall facial structure).
Do cheek fillers lift the face?
As we age, we lose elasticity in our skin and skin becomes saggy. The cheek fillers help to lift the face, reduce fine lines, remove sagginess and tiredness from the face, and give us a younger appearance with a contoured face shape.
What is the best procedure for sagging jowls?
The best procedure for sagging jowls is to get a mini neck lift. It works better for saggy jowls, reduces double chin, and improves the wrinkled neck, other procedures include jawline PDO threads.
Filler for jowls can be an effective way to lift sagging skin along the jawline and create a more youthful appearance.
If you’re considering this procedure, be sure to do your research and find an experienced injector who can help you achieve the best possible results.
With the right treatment plan, you can enjoy a more lifted, rejuvenated appearance without the need for invasive surgery.