Jowls are characterised by the sagging skin and soft tissues that hang below the jawline on either side of the face. This condition arises from the loss of skin and muscle elasticity, leading to a drooping appearance and contributing to an aged and tired facial aesthetic. While the progression of jowling is commonly attributed to the ageing process, it can also result from factors such as sun damage, genetic predisposition, and fluctuations in weight.
Various cosmetic interventions are available to address jowls, including both surgical and non-surgical options. Non-surgical treatments such as injectables and energy-based devices can replenish volume loss to the mid face, stimulate collagen production and tighten skin, while surgical approaches like facelifts and neck lifts can reposition the underlying tissues and remove excess skin. Additionally, preventative measures, such as sun protection and weight management, may mitigate the development of jowls over time.