Formation of jowls around the lower face make us look much older than we feel.
It is due to a combination of factors including laxity of the supporting ligaments around the mid-to lower face and skin laxity and loss of connective tissue.
This makes some of the fat compartments and soft tissue slide forwards producing a heavy look with squaring of the face and the formation of a fold in the lower face (the pre-jowl sulcus).
Treatment of jowls is with several different methods.
Dermal fillers are helpful to provide enhanced definition to the jawline and fill in the pre-jowl sulcus, giving a smooth contoured jawline. Using techniques learned from the top injectors in North America, Dr Thomas utilises a technique to support the soft tissues along the jawline and give a lifted appearance.
For patients with heavier jowls, dermal fillers alone may not be sufficient and in that case, radiofrequency treatment is necessary to tighten the skin and soft tissues. This is with Morpheus8 or Forma which are 2 different types of treatment that tighten skin and remodel subcutaneous fat while increasing collagen and elastin production for a long-lasting result and alternative to surgical facelifts. You can see more on these amazing treatments at Morpheus8 and our new non-invasive treatment Forma which tightens skin without any needles!
The full facial treatment package (liquid facelift) can be transformative for our patients who may have more significant volume loss around the face with associated sinking and sagging of soft tissues.
Over recent years, the chin and jawline area has become much more important, giving a strong, youthful look and giving balance to the overall facial appearance.
Assessment and treatment of the chin together with assessment of the nasal profile and lips is often called profile balancing. This looks to create a harmonious dependent on facial portions, typically using dermal fillers in the chin and lips and a nonsurgical rhinoplasty where indicated.
A full facial profile may also look at assessment of the forehead where frontal bossing can lead to a slightly hollowed appearance and may also benefit from soft fillers injected into the forehead. This is a potentially high risk area due to arteries that run within the forehead and a medical injector would be essential to reduce the incidence of complications. You can see more on forehead filler at the link here.
With ageing, recession of the bone in the jawline and sagging of the overlying soft tissues can lose the defined and strong jawline which is so important for framing the face and altering the shape (feminising or masculinising for example).
The position and shape of the cheekbones is essential for facial beauty. Dermal fillers for cheeks can restore well-defined and proportioned cheeks to improve the profile of the face increasing a youthful and attractive look without shadows or creases.
Marionette lines, which appear as lines running from the corner of the mouth down towards the chin, are a common concern that arises with age. As we grow older, the loss of tissue in the chin area and the decrease in tension within the supporting ligaments of the mid and lower face contribute to the formation of these lines.
Dr. Owen Thomas offers dermal filler treatments at his practice to address marionette lines and rejuvenate the appearance of the face. He can effectively restore lost volume, smooth out the lines, and provide a more youthful and refreshed look by utilising high-quality dermal fillers.
During the treatment process, Dr. Owen carefully assesses the unique facial anatomy of each patient to determine the optimal approach for addressing marionette lines. By understanding the specific needs and goals of the individual, he creates a customised treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results.
Dermal fillers are strategically injected into the targeted areas along the marionette lines, helping to plump and lift the skin. This approach fills in the lines themselves and restores volume to the surrounding tissue, resulting in a more harmonious and balanced appearance.
Dr. Owen’s expertise lies in achieving subtle and natural outcomes, avoiding an overfilled or unnatural appearance. By utilising his advanced training and techniques, he can effectively minimise the appearance of marionette lines while maintaining the overall facial harmony.
Through the use of dermal fillers, Dr. Owen helps his patients regain their confidence and achieve a more youthful and revitalised look. By restoring volume and addressing the specific concerns associated with marionette lines, he can provide a personalised treatment that meets the unique needs of each individual.
If you are interested in addressing marionette lines and rejuvenating your facial appearance, Dr. Owen Thomas offers consultations at his practice. During these consultations, he will discuss your goals, assess your facial features, and provide expert guidance on your most suitable treatment options.
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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