One of the benefits of youth is the ability of the skin to bounce back. We generally refer to this property as elasticity. When you age, your skin–to some degree–loses that ability. It doesn’t bounce back as well as it used to. At the same time, gravity is constantly pulling your skin down and stretching it out. Sometimes, this manifests itself in the formation of jowls. In this day and age, when youth is coveted (if not downright worshipped), the appearance of jowls can be quite alarming for Dr. Rokhsar’s New York City patients.
Jowls are the lower part of a person’s cheek and are especially noticeable when there is excess fat or skin that droop down because of the natural aging process or significant weight loss. This lower face sagging can also be accompanied by double chins and loose neck skin. It is hard to avoid facial sagging with the use of exercise or face creams. The skin loses its elasticity at a rate of about 10 percent every decade, making it increasingly difficult to keep up with the aging process. People can also encounter this problem at an early age because of their genes, forecasting an unsightly aging process.
Overexposure to the sun can also increase the loss of elasticity, encouraging gravity to take hold and pull the excess skin towards the bottom half of the face. Smoking is known to reduce blood circulation and the very important flow of vitamin A, along with other essential nutrients. Without certain nutrients, the aging process speeds up, and a chain smoker in their early 20’s should not be surprised by sagging jowls.
Although there are several exercises that claim to rid a person of their sagging jowls will only have slightly noticeable results. Suggested treatments to decrease or eliminate the appearance of jowls are Ulthera, Thermage, fillers, and mini facelifts. The precise treatment will inevitably depend on the individual needs and desires of the patient. In some cases, a combination of procedures will be used to get the best results. However, it’s worth noting that there are many skin-tightening procedures that are non-invasive, meaning patients have a wide variety of non-surgical options.
Dr. Rokhsar himself is a world-renowned expert in directed energy treatments such as those listed above. This means if you’re looking to get rid of your jowls in New York, there are few surgeons who will get you better results than Dr. Rokhsar.
So if you want to get rid of your jowls and get back to that sleek, athletic jawline you remember from your youth, contact us to schedule a confidential consultation. This consultation will help us determine the best course of action to achieve your desired final results.
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