The Dreaded Jowls… What You Can Do About Them

The dreaded jowls: they creep up on most people at some point, and they can have a devastating effect on our self confidence. But what can you do about them?

Most people aren’t interested in (or can’t afford to have) facelift surgery to reverse the appearance of jowls. Luckily, there is a far more cost-effective option available: dermal fillers for jowls.

Why do we get jowls?

As we age, our skin naturally becomes less elastic and gets thinner. Natural proteins called collagen and elastin keep our skin firm and smooth, but as we age these proteins start to decrease.

Towards most people’s late thirties or early forties, gravity starts to take its toll and jowls can start to appear. The onset of jowls can have an ageing effect on your face and a negative impact on your confidence.

Another cause of sagging facial skin is significant weight loss. If you have lost a lot of weight, your facial skin may be left looking saggy and lacklustre.

Which is a great shame when you’ve worked so hard to get back down to a healthy weight.

Do dermal fillers work on jowls?

Yes, absolutely. Dermal fillers are a great way to replace the collagen that your skin has lost and restore plumper, more youthful skin.

The treatment is gently injected into the affected area and its natural antioxidants and hydrating qualities provide instantly smoother skin.

And the best part about dermal fillers is that they can be delivered in next to no time, meaning you can get straight back to living your life and enjoying compliments on your refreshed appearance.

The effects of dermal fillers are just noticeable enough, so you’ll enjoy all the flattery with none of the raised eyebrows and awkward questions that a facelift can attract!

Dermal fillers for jowls: before and after

When you arrive for dermal filler treatment on jowls, you’ll probably be feeling a bit flat and very fed up. Looking older than you feel can have a massive impact on your daily confidence.

But after professional dermal filler treatment, you’ll have a fresh spring in your step and a more youthful appearance.

Don’t just take it from us: visit our ‘Client transformations’ page, so you can see the results that our treatments have delivered for our clients, along with their feedback on our service.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers to reverse the appearance of jowls can last for up to 12 months. The results of dermal fillers are instant, but you’ll see the full effects after approximately 10 days as they continue to work their magic.

Are there side effects to dermal fillers?

Some people experience a little swelling and redness, but these side effects only last for around 10 minutes so you can get straight back to your daily schedule.

Bruising after dermal fillers is extremely rare, but in the unlikely event that you do experience a touch of bruising, it can be easily covered with concealer.

Overall, dermal fillers are very safe and reliable and leave no side effects, providing you choose an experience consultant to deliver your treatment.

Will I need pain relief for dermal fillers?

We can’t speak for every clinic but certainly at Look Lovely London, we work hard to administer dermal fillers as gently as possible.

Dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic so you’re unlikely to experience any pain at all. If you’re worried about feeling the needle going in, we can apply a numbing cream to the area.

Following treatment, we can also provide you with an ice pack to apply to the area if you’re worried about redness or swelling.

Dermal filler consultation

If you’re interested in getting dermal fillers for jowls or want to know more about the procedure, you can book a consultation with Look Lovely London to talk about your options.

We’re friendly, professional and complete experts when it comes to rejuvenating our clients’ looks.

Our doctor-led anti-ageing clinic is your one-stop shop for efficient treatments which deliver fantastic results. In fact, 96% of our dermal filler clients return for more treatment.

Call us today on 0203 199 8236 or and get on the road to a more youthful appearance.

Dermal Fillers: 5 Things You Should Know

Deep lines and wrinkles across your face can really get you down. Other people may not notice them, but you know they’re there and they can bother you every time you look in the mirror.

A non-invasive, super-rapid way to whisk them away is by having dermal fillers. This quick treatment can take years off your face, and put that spring back in your step.

Why do we get lines and wrinkles?

Our skin is naturally shaped and plumped by collagen, but we lose this over time. Certain things like sun exposure, stress and smoking can speed up the process and hurry those lines along. And as your face starts to ‘sag’, your spirits follow suit.

So lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable sign of ageing. But that that doesn’t mean we have to put up with them!

What are dermal fillers?

Put simply, dermal fillers are facial fillers which are injected just under the skin in small, controlled amounts. The facial filler helps to smooth lines and wrinkles, fill sunken areas and smooth out the overall appearance of your face.

If you’re having dermal lip fillers, these help to plump up your pout and restore a natural, more youthful lip shape. The results of each are instant and can last anywhere between 6 and 12 months.

And don’t worry about pain: the areas of your face which are going to be injected can be numbed prior to your treatment, so at the most you’ll feel only mild discomfort.

Benefits of dermal fillers

Booking a dermal filler appointment is the fastest route to diminishing your lines and wrinkles. A dermal filler treatment helps to smooth the contours of your face and leave you looking (and feeling) years younger.

The biggest benefit of having dermal fillers is that it’s a speedy, non-invasive treatment that you could even squeeze into your lunch hour.

Dermal fillers help to replace that youthful plumpness to your skin, and the effects can last a long time if you follow your recommended dermal filler aftercare instructions.

Dermal fillers aftercare: making the most of your treatment

You’ll be pleased with your dermal filler treatment, so the likelihood is you’ll want it to last. Dermal fillers aftercare advice usually recommends avoiding alcohol after your treatment, especially if you’re experiencing swelling. This is fairly common and will subside quickly.

It’s also wise, as part of your cosmetic fillers aftercare, to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive exposure to the sun following your treatment. Some dermal filler aftercare instructions advise avoiding the use of makeup straight after treatment, as it’s preferred to allow your skin to ‘breathe’, but you can ask your practitioner about this if you want to be able to use makeup straight away.

Finally, after your dermal fillers have been injected, it’s wise to avoid rubbing or touching the areas of injection, especially if you’re experiencing a bit of swelling. Bruising is pretty uncommon but it can occur. If you do have a touch of bruising, this can be easily covered by concealer.

There are certain high-grade skin care products which can help prolong the effects of your dermal fillers; you can ask your practitioner for some recommendations.

Dermal lip filler aftercare

If you have had lip filler, you should follow all the dermal fillers aftercare advice above but also, you should avoid wearing lipstick or lip balm for 24 hours following your treatment.

With lip fillers, it’s common to experience tenderness and unevenness so it’s important that you follow your practitioner’s dermal lip filler aftercare instructions to ensure this improves quickly. If you experience any swelling, you can ask your practitioner for mini ice packs designed specifically for minimising swelling around the mouth.

Who can have dermal fillers?

The quick answer is: pretty much anybody! However, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s wise to shelve your dermal filler plans for a while. Similarly, if you have any skin inflammation, acne or or any breakage of the skin, it’s probably best to wait until this has cleared up.

Finally, if you’ve had a chemical peel or any laser treatment recently, it’s advised that you wait for two weeks before having dermal filler treatment.

So, dermal filler treatment is safe, speedy and effective. And that’s probably why more and more people are relying on it for a more youthful appearance and a significant boost to their confidence.

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At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

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