Can Botox
help jowls?

One of the classic signs of aging, a sagging jowl can cause a lack of self confidence in a lot of older women.

Sagging Jowls in the Face

What are Saggy Jowls?

A jowl (as it’s most commonly known as) is skin around the jawline that has lost its elasticity and droops down either side of the chin. This is why they are also commonly referred to as ‘sagging jowls’ but can also be known as the ‘sagging skin on jawline’ or ‘sagging skin on either side of chin’.
Simply put, it’s a very common sign of aging that happens to most people as they reach their older years. They tend to start to appear when we hit our 40’s, but they can even make an appearance for younger individuals. Sagging jowls along the lower jawline can become worsened with excessive smoking, weight loss, smoking and sun exposure.

How are Sagging Jowls formed?

Why do I have Saggy Jowls?

These horizontal lines across the forehead can make you look older and more ‘stressed’, if you feel like your forehead lines are taking away your confidence, the good news is they can certainly be fixed. They can be reduced or removed using Botox to give you a fresh, youthful look.
Ages 40 – 50: The nasolabial folds at the sides of the nose become defined and more apparent. The lower face becomes looser and more pliable, and wrinkles begin to show in the loose skin on the lower cheeks. Around the lips, the chin softens and jowls start to form.

At what age do jowls develop?

How do you tighten Saggy Jowls?

A jowl (as it’s most commonly known as) is skin around the jawline that has lost its elasticity and droops down either side of the chin. This is why they are also commonly referred to as ‘sagging jowls’ but can also be known as the ‘sagging skin on jawline’ or ‘sagging skin on either side of chin’.
Whilst some treatment centres do use Botox for jowls, we use a combination of Dermal filler into your cheek area to lift the face and directly into the jowl to help even out your jawline. If your jawline has become less defined, a little Botox along the muscles of the jawbone can pull the skin up for a crisp, defined effect.

We can also further tighten the skin using micro needling (also known as collagen induction), depending on your individual needs. We believe these treatments work best for tightening saggy jowls.

Can Botox help Saggy Jowls?

How many units of Botox do you need for jowls?

Injecting 20 to 30 units of Botox per side, right where the muscle meets the jawline and contracts, can recontour the face as the jaw gradually narrows. Expect to wait a month or more for the muscles to shrink, and know that it may take more than one treatment before you see the lifting effect.

How long does the treatment for Saggy Jowls last?

Dermal Filler tends to last around 9-12 months, although with regular usage the time in-between can increase. Some have even found that their filler can last as long as 18 months before needing a top up.
An average appointment for this treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes and you will start to see results in a week, and then optimal results can usually be seen in 2 weeks from the day of the treatment. There is also no downtime for this treatment.

Of course, there is always the option for a topical anaesthetic to be used – however most find that it is generally pain-free and don’t need it. Side effects of bruising, swelling and bleeding tends to be very rare.

What else do I need to know?

How much does Botox cost for jowls?

Botox costs about $10 per unit. At the time of this treatment the price was just $8 so I paid $240 for the whole procedure.