Botox for JowlsDate: March 4, 2022
While it may not be one of the most common areas for Botox (the top three being the glabella, the forehead, and the crow’s feet areas), Botox for jowl lines is an often-sought-after treatment for people who want to look younger and healthier as they age.
But does Botox work for sagging jowls? At Dr Hennessy Academy, we provide aesthetic training based upon the latest techniques and can advise you on what treatments work and what don’t when it comes to Botox and dermal fillers.
Read on for more information on how you can address jowl lines on your patients, or what you should look for when receiving treatment.
What are jowl lines?
A jowl is the name for the skin that sits along the jawline from the chin to the maxilla. They are on either side of the face and often droop and sag as we age and lose collagen and elastin in our skin.
External factors such as gravity, smoking, and sudden weight loss can also have an affect on the aesthetics of jowls.
Jowl lines appear on the lower half of the face in multiple areas and are reflective of either the drooping jowl skin or the exercise of the depressor anguli oris muscles on either side of the mouth or the pulling of the platysma bands in the neck.
Can Botox fix jowls?
To some extent, yes, Botox can treat jowl lines. However, it depends on the reason why the wrinkles have developed in the first place.
If the jowl lines themselves are the issue, then careful Botox injections in specific areas of the face may be an appropriate treatment solution. This will prevent the muscles from contracting and therefore making wrinkles visible or them developing even further.
If the issue is the amount of sagging jowl skin, then this can be harder to treat with just Botox alone. Other treatments are available such as dermal fillers and lifts.
How to get rid of your jowls with Botox
It is generally accepted that the best way to get rid of jowls without undergoing a lift is through the combination of dermal fillers and Botox.
Dermal fillers will act as a replacement for the loss of volume in the jowl skin itself that has come as a result of the loss of collagen and elastin. Then Botox for jawline tightening will complete the treatment and get rid of any jowl lines that remain in the lower portion of your face.
This treatment is not permanent and will require maintenance visits over the years to maintain the best results for as long as possible.
Botox for sagging jowls before and after
Take a look at some examples of sagging jowls Botox here and compare how the patients looked before and after treatment.
As a practitioner, taking before and after pictures allows you to evidence your work and prove that your treatment has been effective. It is worth taking follow up pictures at maintenance or follow-up appointments to get a full picture on the efficacy of your treatment.
As a patient, viewing an aesthetic practitioner’s portfolio of work is the best way to gauge their abilities and see what you may look like following treatment whether it is for jowls Botox or other treatments such as crow’s feet Botox.
However, as every case is individual, it is important that you attend a consultation with a practitioner yourself so you know what is possible for your own skin and what you can expect.
Learn more uses for Botox at Dr Hennessy Academy
At The Dr Hennessy Academy, we will teach you how to lift jowls with Botox along with other techniques at our specialist training centre.
Because our staff keep up to date with industry training and news, you can be sure you will receive the latest guidance from world-leading experts. This includes the latest industry information such as how Botox and COVID vaccines interact.