“The term ‘jowls’ is often used to describe sagging skin below your chin or jawline. Almost everyone develops jowls as they age. It happens because your skin becomes thinner and less elastic over time.”

Reference: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/jowls/

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Thermi Facelift Jowls

Why non-ablative is better: jowl treatment – (THERMI is non-ablative – no cutting)

“Ablation is a term used in medicine to describe the removal of tissue either by surgery or less invasive techniques. It is used to treat a variety of medical conditions ranging from serious to cosmetic. It differs from a resection which involves the partial or complete removal of an organ. An ablation, by contrast, is meant to remove a layer (or layers) of tissue with the aim of restoring normal function.”

Source: https://www.verywellhealth.com/ablation-defined-3157026

“What’s the Difference Between Ablative and Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing?

Cosmetic surgeons having been eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and other undesirable skin conditions with help of resurfacing lasers.

There are various laser treatment available on the market, so if you’re thinking about laser resurfacing, it’s important to consider all of your options before making a commitment to one particular laser treatment.

In general, laser resurfacing treatments fall under one of two categories: ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. Both ablative and non-ablative resurfacing can give you dramatic improvements, but they do differ significantly in the final results they produce.”

Source: https://straithclinic.com/2012/07/16/whats-the-difference-between-ablative-and-non-ablative-laser-resurfacing/

What if I already have jowls?

“There are several options for treating sagging jowls or reducing how saggy or droopy they appear. Surgical procedures, such as neck lifts, can tighten your skin and make it look less saggy. Nonsurgical procedures, such as [THERMI radio-frequency] lasers, and peels, can change the composition of the collagen in your skin. Fillers can be used to camouflage hollow areas around the jowls.”

What are the Causes of Jowls?

“In humans, jowls are excess or saggy skin on the neck, just below the jawline and chin. Almost everyone develops at least minor jowls as they age and their skin becomes less elastic.

Several factors, including heredity, stress, repetitive facial habits, and lifestyle choices, can cause more pronounced jowls at almost any age.

In this article, learn about exercises and treatments to get rid of jowls, as well as how to help prevent them.

Causes: The biggest cause of jowls is aging.

Though several factors are known to increase the likelihood and severity of jowls, their ultimate cause is aging.

As the skin ages, it starts to lose some of the compounds that help keep its shape, specifically fat and the connective tissue proteins elastin and collagen.

The skin also tends to become drier and thinner, making it more difficult to maintain its form. As the skin becomes less resilient and full, it becomes more vulnerable to gravity and slowly begins to sag.

Sagging skin around the cheeks and mouth falls to the area around the chin and jawline, creating jowls.

Risk factors for jowls include:

  • history of sunburn
  • excessive or chronic alcohol use
  • smoking
  • chronic or severe dehydration
  • chronic or severe stress
  • diets low in antioxidants, healthful fats, and other essential
  • nutrients
  • habits or expressions that overuse the cheek, mouth, and jaw muscles,
  • such as frowning, chewing gum, and talking on the cell phone for a long time
  • skin allergens, ranging from air pollution to cosmetics
  • poor skin hygiene
  • lack of exercise
  • cleansing the skin too aggressively
  • physical trauma or injury to the facial and jaw muscles and skin
  • a family history of jowls
  • extreme or rapid weight loss
  • severe or chronic illness”

Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320809

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