Because of aging and due to your face losing its subcutaneous fat your face starts to “drop” because the skin is losing its support. This results in some extra skin in the lower jaw area and the jaw line is not expressed as much anymore. Also this causes an accumulation of subcutaneous fat tissue in the area of the lower chin where there shouldn't be any fat.
Muscles in the chin area, with time, become more tense, which contributes to various skin disorders, most commonly resulting in wrinkles and gaps in certain facial expressions. Sometimes the whole jaw is affected, and sometimes just certain parts. In cases where a dewlap is present we recommend a correction of the dewlap as well so that the result is the best it can be. In order to correct the jaw it is necessary to pay attention to everything mentioned. In purpose of that it is necessary to use a combination of methods and treatments. Unfortunately, with one method or treatment we cannot treat all causes.
Electro-magnetic energy which causes the fatty tissue to melt and the skin to tighten is used. 4-5 treatments are needed with an interval of 2 to 4 weeks between the treatments. There is no need for recovery. Initial results are usually seen after two treatments. Final results are seen 6 to 9 months after the final treatment. Until then continuous improvements are visible. This is because the organism needs a certain amount of time to create new tissue.
Phosphatidylcholine, a substance gotten from soy, is used for dissolving fat cells and tightening the skin. 1 to 4 treatments are needed, and the in-between interval is 2 months long. Results can be seen gradually within a few months. After the treatment a short-term swelling or bruises are seen which heal within 2 to 5 days. Therefor, you have to count on few recovery days after the treatment.
Fillers are substances that mechanically fill out skin inconsistencies and cause development of new collagen. We advise fillers which do not give permanent results but those with results that can last up to 24 months, depending on the filler type. Minor swelling and bruises can appear after the treatment but heal within a few days. Usually you can go to work one day after the treatment.
Botox causes the muscle to weaken and has a lifting effect on the jaw and the lower part of the neck. 4 to 6 injections are needed, and only one treatment is needed. Results last from 3 to 9 months. No recovery is needed. If desired, we can treat just the area below the lip angles, and only 2 injections are needed to lift the angles and remove chin wrinkles. The other possibility is to treat the whole chin area in order to achieve a complete lifting effect.