25th November 2019

What Causes Sagging Jowls?

Last Modified: August 3, 2022

What Causes Sagging Jowls?

The signs of ageing on your skin isn’t something people like talking about. When you look in the mirror and see sagging jowls in addition to fine lines and wrinkles, the time has come to retake your youthful beauty back from Father Time.

You might think there isn’t much to be done about your jowls and it’s just part of nature, but you’d be wrong. We’ll explain exactly what causes sagging jowls and what you can do to lift and firm without cosmetic surgery.

You don’t have to live with sagging jowls, and we can help you reclaim your beauty.

What’s the Cause of Jowls?

Sagging jowls don’t happen overnight and take years to fully develop and worsen. There are a few culprits that cause that tell-tale sag. If your skin sags below the chin or jawline, then you have jowls.

The lost of collagen and elastin in your face is the primary cause of jowls. As we age, the skin loses these properties and gravity does the rest. Without collagen and elastin, your skin doesn’t maintain its firmness and can’t bounce back from the constant pull of gravity.

Slowly, gravity stretches skin, and you begin forming jowls.

We all love our cell phones but looking down at them all day can cause the skin to stretch. If you lose a significant amount of weight, then the skin can sag and cause jowls. Also, excessive sun exposure can damage your skin and cause a loss of collagen and elastin.

In addition to ageing and environmental factors, your genetics also play a part in developing jowls.

What Can You Do About Sagging Jowls?

The best way to combat sagging jowls is to return firmness and elasticity to your skin. People pay thousands of pounds for facelift surgery, but there are natural remedies that can help.

In addition to the cost of cosmetic surgery, there are risks of bruising, nerve damage, swelling, and even infection. While is only be cosmetic, it’s still surgery and carries all the risks associated with it. It’s also a temporary fix as over time the skin will begin sagging again, especially if you don’t adopt healthy skincare habits.

Skincare products that feature firming ingredients can help firm and lift the skin. The effectiveness varies based on the product and how your body reacts to it, but there have been significant advances in skincare technology in recent years.

There are also dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid that can help fill in areas in your chin and neck. While this doesn’t solve the problem, it does make the area sag less.

RF Skin Tightening has proven to be a popular treatment for sagging jowls.

Facial exercises can also help tighten the skin around your mouth and neckline.

You Don’t Have to Live with Sagging Jowls

There is no getting around ageing, but that doesn’t mean you have to live your life with jowls. If you can follow these tips to reduce sagging and revitalise your skin, then you can reclaim that your youth and look as good as you feel.

Four more information about jowls and other skin care issues, please explore our site.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 25th November 2019
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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