As we age our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. This can become especially apparent after weight loss, with your skin unable to bounce back. Reduced collagen and elastin production among other factors cause thinner facial skin to droop, reducing the definition of the jawline, and making us appear older than we feel.
What is lower face laxity?
Lower face laxity is the condition of having drooping and excess skin in the lower half of the face. This includes drooping cheeks, sagging jowls, or loose skin below the chin and jaw. Lower face laxity develops as people age and can affect some people more severely, especially after weight loss. Thankfully, there are many non-invasive treatments available to help create firmer, more youthful-looking skin and a rejuvenated contour to the lower face and jawline.
What treatments are available for lower face laxity?
Treatments that we offer for lower face laxity include:
- Thread lift: A thread lift is a less invasive version of a facelift that acts to lift your cheeks into a more youthful position with the use of surgical threads. These dissolve naturally over time as the tissues of the face heal into their new, more elevated position.