Can Sagging Jowls Be Lifted Without Surgery?


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by | May 10, 2022

Sadly, exposure to the sun and the effects of gravity contribute to sagging jowls, it’s a fact of life. As we age, our bodies are far less efficient when it comes to producing the proteins collagen and elastin, which keep our skin looking plump and fresh. Genetics also has a part to play in creating sagging jowls – they might even begin to appear well before middle age. Whilst we can’t do too much to influence our genes, there are alternative and very safe non-invasive treatments that will ensure younger and firmer-looking skin.

You may have heard that some facial exercises can help but this isn’t quite the case. Unfortunately, facial exercises will be relatively ineffective. Sagging jowls are caused by a loss of elasticity in ageing skin and not by muscle wastage. Exercises are great for muscle strength but it’s not going to boost the production of the proteins we need to restore skin flexibility and a more youthful appearance.

Read on to learn more about what can be done!

How To Get Rid Of Sagging Jowls Without Surgery

Some of us feel nervous about opting for surgery to address issues such as sagging jowls, but there are different options that produce fantastic results. Successful non-surgical treatments will improve volume in the face to restore a fuller, plumper and more youthful visage. Non-invasive procedures, on the other hand, will also work to address the loss of elasticity in the skin, reduce sagging jowls and improve your confidence. Whatever treatment you are considering, it’s important to seek a qualified and experienced practitioner, such as myself or a member of my team. We will arrange a personal consultation to assess your suitability for treatment and put you on the right track!

Dermal fillers are a great non-invasive option! I’d inject a hyaluronic acid-based solution into the cheeks to restore volume and you’ll be able to see results immediately! This will lift the skin and improve support to the lower face and jawline, therefore reducing your sagging jowls. This is a simple procedure that will create fast results and could last for between 6-18 months, depending on a range of factors.

An increasingly popular alternative is the thread lift. This lifts and smoothes the skin on your jowls by using very fine threads, no wider than a single hair to pull the skin on your face back to reduce laxity. These threads will dissolve in over a year or so, and this particular procedure is very quick and requires minimal downtime. An additional benefit of the thread lift is that it stimulates your skin to produce more collagen, which will also benefit your overall skin health! Your results will be visible for around 12-18 months as a result of this.

What Else Do You Recommend?

ENDYMED™ is another non-invasive option. It uses radiofrequency to tighten and lift the face and neck. These energy pulses encourage your skin to produce collagen which, in turn, will improve elasticity and reduce sagging jowls. Alternatively, ALLSKIN | MED offers a selection of professional skincare products and I stock some of them in my shop. Contact me to find out what would be best for you!

As you can see, we have a range of non-invasive options for you to consider. Why not get in touch and book a consultation today? All you need to do is fill in a form on our website, call us on 07595221484 or email

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