Your jawline is the foundation of the lower region of your face. As you age, changes to your jaw directly impact your appearance. The loss of volume (collagen, fat, muscle and bone) as you age reduces soft tissue support and creates sagging skin.
Common Signs of Lower Face Aging
- Nasolabial Folds – These are the two skin folds that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They separate the cheeks from the upper lip.
- Downturned Mouth – The corners of the mouth slope downward, even when facial muscles are relaxed.
- Marionette Lines – These lines extend from the corners of the mouth vertically down toward the chin.
- Jowling – Skin and fat that hangs along or below the jawline.
- Loss of Lip Volume – Thinner lips with small vertical creases that are accentuated with pursing or talking.
While the laws of gravity are difficult to combat, there are some non-surgical treatments that can help address some of these common lower face issues.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Lower Face Aging
- Botox – This neuromodulator can be used to relax lip lines, lift the corners of the mouth and soften chin dimpling.
- Fillers – These volumizing products can plump lip lines, soften nasolabial folds, marionette lines and improve jowling and the jawline.
- Lasers – Radiofrequency, Infared Light and Ultrasound can be used to stimulate collagen in the lower face encouraging tightening and lifting.
- Surgery – A surgical lower face and neck lift improves facial skin laxity. Surgery allows for tightening of loose muscles and redraping the skin.
Aging of the lower face can be treated with one or more of the above treatments. Talk with your provider about any concerns you have about aging and your lower face to find the best treatment for you.