With ageing, comes the reduction of fat pads, bone mass and muscle loss, meaning that the skin on the lower face can start to sag, and jowls can form. In addition, the face can take on a squarer appearance, which is often a less desirable facial shape.
Fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do about the appearance of our jawline and to reduce the appearance of jowls. At VIVA Skin Clinics in London and Kent, we can carry out lifting and contouring with injectable dermal fillers for jowls.
What’s more, the beautiful thing about these treatments is that they can be done in a discreet way so that no-one will notice! One of these treatments is cheek filler – which is surprising to many since the area is nowhere near the lower face, however the key is restoring the natural bone structure of the face. Keep reading to find out whether it’s the right treatment for you.
What causes jowls?
Almost everyone is prone to developing jowls as they age. This is because jowls are caused by three ageing factors: loss of facial volume, loosening of the skin and laxity of facial ligaments. These factors result in the skin from the (cheeks) dropping down and forming nasolabial folds, marionette lines and jowls. Our skin gets thinner as we age, making it less resilient and more vulnerable to the effects of gravity. This sagging skin then forms around the chin and jawline, creating a jowl-like appearance that ages our overall look. In order to then treat this problem, we use fillers for jowls which usually means tackling the mid-face to lift sagging skin.
How can cheek fillers help?
The wonderful thing about cheek fillers is that they bring an instant lift to the lower face and a more youthful, refreshed, and natural-looking rejuvenation without having to go ‘under the knife.
In addition, by adding volume to the cheek area and contouring the shape of your cheek, you can visibly lift your cheekbones and the lower face while filling out fine lines and wrinkles in the process. However, if a patient is experiencing excessive sagging and ‘jowls’, jawline filler will most likely be recommended too.
Cheek fillers are not just used as fillers for jowls treatment, they can also be used to help bring a more defined structure to the face, creating a contoured face and a more prominent cheekbone structure.
The best fillers for jowls
Patients can often achieve the best results by opting for a combined treatment approach.
Mid-face filler treatment combined with lower face filler is a brilliant way to tackle jowls as well as improving your side profile and overall face shape. This will also restore the structural support of the lower face with a natural and aesthetically pleasing look that will look well-defined from all angles.
With our Jawline filler treatment, you can expect softer marionette lines, less noticeable jowls, added definition, improved proportions and a more sculpted face shape.
How much does it cost for cheek fillers cost?
At VIVA, we charge per ml, therefore this will be discussed in your consultation.
Dr. Rupert: £450 for the first ml, then £400 for each ml thereafter.
VIVA Associate: £385 for the first ml, then £350 for each ml thereafter.
What will I look like after cheek filler treatment?
Have a look at an example of fillers for jowls results can be seen below:
As all our dermal filler treatments are completely individual to each client, the amount of product required, and exact cost will be discussed during your consultation.
If you are interested in our filler treatments and would like to discuss your bespoke treatment plan, please book a free consultation here.