Hi my beauties!
Welcome back to another exciting blog post on all things beauty and aesthetics! Today, we're diving deep into the world of lower face laxity and how to achieve that coveted snatched jawline. The world of esthetics is always evolving, and with new treatments constantly emerging, I wanted to provide you with the latest information on this treatment area.
Cosmetic treatments have seen a shift in trends over the years, particularly when it comes to addressing lower face laxity. While the previous trend was all about filler, there's been a rise in "preventative" face lifts in the mid to late 30s, 40s, and 50s age group. As a cosmetic dermatologist, I firmly believe in prioritizing the health of the skin above all else. Filler certainly has its place, but it's not the most effective way to address lower face laxity.
One of the most powerful tools in the fight against laxity is lasers. These light-based devices stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. There are two main types: ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers offer stronger results, while non-ablative ones have less downtime but may require more treatments. Lasers not only tighten the skin but also work wonders on dark spots, wrinkles, and other skin issues, helping to snatch that jawline to perfection. Popular examples of lasers include Fraxel, Halo, and Moxi..
Energy devices, such as ultrasound and microwave technologies, are another effective option. They stimulate fibroblasts to lift and tighten the skin. Age is not a barrier to these treatments, but starting earlier can yield even better results. Think of it as a workout for your skin – the earlier you start, the more noticeable the improvements will be.
Microcoring and microneedling are two more techniques worth considering, although I must express some caution with microneedling due to complications that can arise. Microcoring involves removing microscopic cores of skin, effectively "shrink-wrapping" the skin and providing a facelift without surgery or visible scarring. It's a more advanced option compared to microneedling, which simply creates tiny punctures. For microcoring to be successful, it's crucial to find an experienced provider who knows exactly what they're doing.
For those seeking a non-invasive option, neuromodulators like Botox can be a game-changer. By injecting Botox along the jawline, known as the "nefertiti lift," you can achieve a tighter, more lifted appearance. Though Botox may not be a complete solution for everyone, it's a fantastic option for those looking for a subtle lift.
Thread lifts have gained popularity in recent years for their ability to lift and pull the face while stimulating collagen production for skin tightening. However, the results of thread lifts can vary greatly depending on the skill of the practitioner, and they typically last only one to two years.
When non-surgical options have been exhausted, surgery might be the best choice for lower face rejuvenation. While many patients find success with lasers and energy devices for years, there may come a time when surgery becomes the ideal next step.
Remember, every individual's needs are unique, so I encourage you to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic dermatologist to discuss the best options for your specific case. The world of beauty and aesthetics is exciting and constantly evolving, and with the right treatments, you can achieve that snatched jawline you've been dreaming of!