Our medical director Dr Leah Totton, specialism within aesthetic medicine is in the non surgical treatment of face sagging, jowls and neck sagging. It is therefore not surprising that at Dr Leah clinic the majority of client’s we see are those who want treatment for sagging cheeks, sagging jowls or a saggy neck.

Dr Leah Clinic are a specialist centre for non surgical face lift treatments and our doctors are able to offer multiple treatments for face sagging and jowls such as dermal filler facelift, thread lift treatment, Ultherapy and Dr Leah Lift (a non surgical face lift which combines ultherapy with silhouette soft thread lift).

Jowl meaning

Jowl refers to a pocket of tissue (subcutaneous fat) which has sagged below the line of the jaw, jowls will become present in almost all people with age.

What are jowls on face?

Jowls on the face refer to the decent of the subcutaneous fat tissue of the face to below the jawline and chin. Jowls are present in most people with increasing age and although harmless, are a common aesthetic concern.

Results

Before and after silhouette soft thread lift by Dr Leah Totton

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Before and after silhouette soft thread lift by Dr Leah Totton
Before and after silhouette soft thread lift by Dr Leah Totton

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Before and after silhouette soft thread lift by Dr Leah Totton
Before and after silhouette soft thread lift

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Before and after silhouette soft thread lift
Before and after silhouette soft thread lift

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Before and after silhouette soft thread lift
Dr Leah Lift face and neck

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Dr Leah Lift face and neck
Dr Leah Lift face and neck

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Dr Leah Lift face and neck

Silhouette Soft thread lift video



What causes face sagging?

Facial sagging is a natural condition of ageing that involves the skin, muscles, and bone support. Typically as we age, skin elasticity and volume are lost, resulting in jowls on the jaw line. In most cases, the first significant signs of sagging are a double chin and/or drooping of the folds between the nose and lips. These signs are usually followed by sagging jowls.

What causes Jowls?

There are three main causes of jowls:
  • Increasing age - Over time as part of the natural process of ageing the skin loses much of its collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that makes up the connective tissue in your body. Elastin is another connective tissue protein that lets your skin return to its normal shape even after being stretched.As these proteins are lost, your cheeks and facial fat lose their firmness and tightness. Once this happens, gravity causes the fat in your face to sag and it descends to either side of your mouth causing marionette lines and below your jawline to cause jowls on face.
  • Genetics & skin type - Your genetics can determine at what age you are likely to develop jowls and how noticeable they will be. If either of your parents have jowls, you’re more likely to develop them. If you naturally have thin skin or limited amounts of collagen and elastin in your skin, you may start to notice jowls early in life. If you naturally have a lot of facial subcutaneous fat e.g. plump cheeks and a full face- which tend to give a desirable youthful, attractive appearance in your 20’s and early 30’s, it is possible with age your jowls may be quite pronounced when that tissue loses its collagen and elastin and begins to descend. It’s possible to develop jowls as early as your twenties as a result of genetics and skin type.
  • Lifestyle factors - Weight changes: In particular extreme weight loss or repeated weight loss and gain can cause jowls as when you gain weight, your skin stretches and each time you then lose weight (particularly with age), this stretch skin may sag to form jowls. Facial expressions: Frequently making certain facial expressions can stretch out your face or neck skin over time and contribute to jowls. UV damage / smoking: Things which inhibit your production of collagen and elastin in the skin such as UV exposure or smoking, can contribute to the appearance of jowls.

How to get rid of jowls?

Your treatment options to treat facial sagging and get rid of jowls are either surgical or non surgical.
  • Dr Leah Clinic’s best treatment for jowls - At Dr Leah Clinics offer non surgical treatment for jowls and facial sagging. The treatment options we advise for jowls depends on how pronounced the facial sagging / jowls are as well as how much volume you have in face and how heavy (hypertrophic) the jowl area is – this will be determined at consultation by one of our expert doctors who will then be able to advise which treatment or combination of treatments are best for you.
  • Mild facial sagging, mild jowls - Your treatment options are: Dermal filler facelift, Ultherapy or Silhouette soft thread lift
  • For moderate facial sagging - You are likely to need to combine 2 of the above. Dr Leah Lift a non surgical face lift (a combination of Ultherapy plus Silhouette Soft threads) for moderate facial sagging.
  • For moderate to severe facial sagging / moderate jowls - you are likely to need to combine all three treatment options: Dr Leah Lift - a non surgical face lift (a combination of Ultherapy plus Silhouette Soft threads) plus Dermal filler facelift
In cases of severe facial sagging our doctor may advise that a non-surgical option is not recommended and the client may be advised to consider a surgical facelift as a better alternative. Dr Leah Clinics do not offer surgery.

Why Choose Dr Leah Clinics For Face Sagging Treatment Or Jowl Lift Treatment

Director, Dr Leah Totton, has a passion for lower face lifting and now spends a large percentage of her time treating face and neck sagging using non-surgical treatments. Dr Leah has won the top prize in the UK for excellence in Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts and is experienced in combining this treatment with other non surgical modalities to give the best results for her clients.

Dr Leah has pioneered her own non surgical face lift treatment- The Dr Leah Lift, to specifically combat jowls and facial sagging, without the need for surgery. The Dr Leah Lift treatment received acclaim in the national press and offers excellent value for clients (over £2000 cheaper than the individual treatment prices).

Our doctors are highly experienced at seeing and treating face sagging and offer a range of treatments for face sagging and jowls - at Dr Leah clinic the majority of client’s we see are those who want treatment for sagging cheeks, sagging jowls or a saggy neck.
Book a consultation to discuss treatment options for face sagging or jowls today!

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the best treatment for jowls?

Lower facelift and neck lift surgery will provide the most dramatic results for jowls however it can be expensive with high risks and downtime which has led to the popularity of non surgical jowl treatment options such as Ultherapy (FDA approved to treat sagging jowls by lifting and tightening muscle and skin tissue) and Thread Lift treatment.

What is the best non surgical treatment for jowls?

Ultherapy (FDA approved to treat sagging jowls by lifting and tightening muscle and skin tissue ) or thread lift treatment are widely regarded as the best non surgical treatment for jowls. Depending on the severity of jowl present combination of both treatments may be required to provide sufficient improvement.
*Results may vary from person to person