Jowls Botox Treatment
Botox is best known for its use in anti-ageing treatments for the upper face, where it can be highly effective in reducing the appearance of laughter lines and forehead wrinkles.
However, advanced practitioners are also able to offer Botox for sculpting the lower facial features and providing a subtle ‘lift’ effect that helps patients to look younger and refreshed.
This is an advanced use of Botox treatment that tends to only be offered by experienced medical professionals who have extensive experience in anti-ageing injectable treatments. Cosmedics Skin Clinics offers this popular treatment option in a choice of London and Bristol clinics.
What Causes Sagging Jowls?
Formation of jowls is a sign of ageing that tends to develop in the 40s, becoming more pronounced during the 50s. Almost everyone develops jowls as they age. It occurs as gravity combines with decreased elasticity to pull the skin and tissues downwards. Over time, this effect can actually change the shape of the face from a youthful V to a more ageing U shape, leaving softness around the skin, jawline and neck.
Jowls tend to be most pronounced in those who have lost weight, as the skin becomes looser after weight loss. They tend to be less noticeable among those who have thicker skin, more fat, or more collagen in the area below the cheeks and chin. They are also less prominent for those who naturally have good bone structure with a strong jaw/chin, but more obvious among those with a softer jawline and recessive chin.
What is Botox for Jowls?
Botox for jowls is a treatment that is carried out using botulinum toxin to lift the jowls area, thereby improving the definition of the jawline.
The botulinum toxin product injected is exactly the same as that which is used for treating wrinkles and excessive sweating. It is the same strength and formulation. The difference with Botox treatment for jowls is where the injections are placed.
Botox injections in the jowls area can produce a subtle lifting effect which helps to restore a more youthful profile. The treatment may also be combined with dermal fillers for a greater impact; as fillers can be used to replenish lost volume, adding a structure that lifts the tissues.
Botox Jowls Before and After
If you’re considering having Botox jowls treatment, then ask to see the practitioner’s before and after photos. This is an excellent way to see what sort of results could be achieved and work out whether this treatment is right for you.
What to Expect After Botox for Jowls
Botulinum toxin results are not instant. It takes time for the body to process the injected substance and allow it to act. Generally, results begin to be noticeable by day 3 with the full impact of treatment developed by day 7-10. This is when you’ll notice reduced jowls and a more youthful shape and definition to the neck and jawline area.
How Much Does Botox for Jowls Cost
The cost of Botox for jowls treatment ideally needs to be quoted after examination and discussion of what the patient is trying to achieve, as this will dictate the amount of product that needs to be used.
On average, Botox for jowls would involve 2 areas of treatment. At Cosmedics Skin Clinics, the price of the jowl lift starts from £150 or £100 when carried out as a supplement to another treatment.
A professional consultation costs £50, but this fee can be discounted against cost of treatment carried out in the same appointment as part of Cosmedics’ ‘See & Treat’ offering.
Botox For Jowls Near You
If you’re looking for Botox for jowls treatment near you, there are a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, it is an advanced treatment, so is not widely available on the high street. It is best to choose an experienced practitioner who is medically qualified and therefore able to prescribe Botulinum toxin (as this is a prescription only medication). Also, look for evidence of the practitioner’s skill and experience.
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics, all consultations and treatments are carried out by highly qualified Cosmetic Doctors or Surgeons who specialise in cosmetic and anti-ageing non-surgical treatments and have extensive experience, including advanced application of botulinum toxin.
We have a network of clinics based in London and Bristol, covering locations such as Harley Street, Putney (SW London), South Kensington and City of London. Book online or contact our friendly team for advice.
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