What are jowls?
Jowls are the heavy, sagging areas of skin in the front part of the jawline that appear as we age. Jowls form due to a combination of loose skin, loss of elasticity in the skin and loss of volume in the lower face allowing the lower cheek to project downwards. The jowl disrupts the normal smooth contour of the jawline as shown in the picture above.
How can I treat jowls?
There are a number of ways that the jowl area can be treated. The main non-surgical way of treating jowls is with dermal filler. We can place dermal filler in the pre-jowl sulcus to create a bridge of filler between the chin and jowl to hide its’ appearance.
The surgical way of treating jowls is to have a lower facelift. This procedure removes some of the loose skin in the lower face and reduces the appearance of heaviness and jowls. This can work really well if you have lots of loose skin in the lower face and jawline. It involves an operation with a Plastic Surgeon and is not a treatment that we offer at Cityskin.
We can relax the muscles the muscles of the lower face with anti-wrinkle product to reduce the downward pull and cause a subtle lift. This is known as a ‘Nefertiti lift‘. It is a very subtle lift and often it is better to treat jowls with dermal filler.
How much dermal filler will I need to treat jowls?
Generally speaking we use between 1ml and 3mls of dermal filler to reduce the appearance of jowls. This is a general guide and the amount of filler that you may need varies from person to person.
How much does jowl dermal filler cost?
We charge from $650 for dermal filler and tend to use between 1ml and 3ml of dermal filler when treating the jowls and jawline. Have a read of our dermal filler cost page to find out more about treatment prices.
Bianca Quon, Cityskin MelbourneSo how much does it cost to treat the jowls? So, the jowls are a result of aging they’re these lax tissue through here. Generally they’re caused by a loss of volume and descent of tissue in the mid-face and a loss of structural support throughout all of your bone structure in your skull. When we treat them, we really don’t want to add any more volume to the jowl itself, we want to support it and bring back from the jaw itself, or from the mid-face and then maybe soften the look of the marionette lines which are the lines from the corner of the mouth to the jaw.
So generally, depending on the extent of aging and the extent of the volume loss here, you’re looking at between one to three mils. And you may want more at a later date. If you’d like to know how much it costs, per mil for dermal filler at Cityskin, go to the Cityskin website and choose the cost drop down menu.
Jowl dermal filler FAQs
Can you use double chin products on jowls?
We do not recommend using double chin products in the jowl area as we feel that the risk in this area is too high.
Dr Jonathan Brown | Cityskin MelbourneSo can double chin treatments be used on jowls? Now a jowl is the area along the jaw, about 2/3 of the way along, from the angle of the jaw towards the chin, that can be pronounced in often the age of 40 and above. And some practitioners are starting to experiment slightly with treating these with double chin injections. It’s not something that we offer at Cityskin at the moment, but we’ll keep a close ear to the ground and find out as soon as things are safe and effective that can be treated in that area, we’re going to start treating that area as well.