What Causes Sagging in the Chin and Jaw Line?
Have you ever contemplated a chin lift or a jaw lift? The chin and lower jaw are the anchors of the lower third of the face. Sadly, sagging in the chin and jaw line is a reality of aging. Jowls, double chins, and “turkey necks” are more than a matter of gravity. Several factors contribute to a saggy chin and jaw line, including loss of facial volume, increased fat deposits, and poor muscle tone as well as thinning and loose skin. Loose skin results from the loss of collagen and elastin—the two main proteins responsible for the firmness and tightness of skin—as we age. Genetics and environmental and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, weight loss/gain, and sun exposure, can also contribute to this aging phenomenon.
Why Is a Chin/Jaw Lift with the PrecisionTx Laser the Best Method for Chin/Jaw Lift?
The PrecisionTx™ laser is ideal for those wanting to smooth and tighten a saggy chin and jaw line without surgery. This laser treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical face lift, chin lift, or neck lift and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The laser energy can be used not only to melt unwanted fat but also to tighten skin through enhanced collagen production. In addition, this laser technology provides the best results with minimal downtime.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Laser Chin/Jaw Lift?
The ideal candidate for a laser chin lift has mild to moderate skin laxity in the lower face and neck. In addition, you may have the desire to avoid the risks and pitfalls of traditional surgical procedures. If you have severe skin laxity in the chin and jaw line areas, chin lift surgery or facelift surgery may be a better option.
What Can Patients Expect During the Laser Chin/Jaw Lift Procedure?
The laser chin lift does not require general anesthesia. To begin, three small incisions are made near the ears and under your chin. These small incisions are the points of administration for local anesthesia as well as the entry points for the delivery of the PrecisionTx’s laser energy, which is delivered via a thin fiber optic wire. The procedure takes about an hour to complete. The tiny incisions do not require stitches and are undetectable once they heal. In addition, there is minimal pain, bruising, swelling, and downtime associated with the procedure, with most patients returning to work and activities in about 48 hours. Furthermore, pain is minimal and may be managed with over-the-counter medications, which does away with the need for narcotic pain relievers. You may notice immediate tightening of the skin with continued improvement, and final results take an additional 3 to 6 months to develop after the procedure. Overall, the laser chin lift produces a more youthful appearance by balancing the profile of the chin and jaw line.
*individual results may vary