How to Be Jowl-Free
By NewBeauty Editors |
From gaining unwanted weight to lax muscles and excess skin, a multitude of factors can contribute to sagging jowls. No matter how diligent you may be with your anti-aging routine, loose skin on the bottom part of the face can keep you from achieving a truly youthful appearance. With the right mix of products and treatments, you can tighten, tone and sculpt sagging skin for a younger look.
Slow Down Sagging
Fight the signs of aging with products that contain tightening agents that claim to gradually lift and firm. AmorePacific Contour Lift Extreme Serum ($200) boasts a blend of potent antioxidants and botanical extracts that fight future damage, but it’s the brand’s proprietary Derma-Refilling Complex that claims to lift and firm loose skin that really makes a difference. Skin looks immediately tighter and more lifted in all the right places. And, it feels good when you apply it, too. You can also try implementing targeted facial exercises into your morning routine for a “natural lift” that tightens and gives your face a more youthful appearance.
Opt for in-office treatments that utilize radio frequency, light therapy and/or ultrasound to firm the jowls. To remedy loose, saggy skin on the lower face and enjoy some time at the spa, try bliss spa’s firm, baby firm facial. The 60-minute, age-reversing treatment incorporates a plethora of avenues that claim to tighten and lift, including skin-firming masks, microdermabrasion and even collagen-boosting light therapy.
Lift and Hold
Combining noninvasive treatments with surgery may yield longer-lasting results. The jowl areas are more susceptible to gravity’s pull, which can make fully eradicating them difficult. “Due to poor tissue elasticity in these areas, a treatment like Ulthera, which uses ultrasound to stimulate collagen regeneration in the deeper soft tissues, can enhance facelift results,” says Palm Beach Gardens, FL, facial plastic surgeon, Anita Mandal, MD. Some surgeons would say a well-performed facelift would not need these additional skin-tightening procedures and they are better for small, secondary tightening.