“Double chin,” “turkey neck,” “jowls” — we’re all probably familiar with the many terms given to the submental, or under-the-chin, area of our faces and necks. This area is often one of the first places where sagging skin starts to become noticeable, and it can also be particularly susceptible to excess fat.
The good news is that there are just as many treatment options as there are names for this area of the face. Take a look at some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for jawline contouring below.
A nonsurgical alternative to a facelift, FaceTite™ uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin in the targeted area, stimulating collagen. Over time, this boost of collagen helps your skin to take on a smoother, tighter look and feel. FaceTite can also melt away unwanted fat in the face and neck.
Like FaceTite, thread lifts also offer a nonsurgical solution to sagging skin and wrinkles. Thread lifts work by placing dissolvable threads with bi-directional cones under the skin in the treatment area. These threads provide the short-term benefit of physically lifting the skin, as well as the long-term benefit of boosting collagen for a younger appearance even after the threads have dissolved.
Dermal fillers and injectable neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Dysport® can both be used to contour the jawline. The best choice for you will depend on your specific cosmetic concern and its underlying cause. BOTOX can relieve symptoms of TMJ and teeth grinding, in addition to cosmetically contouring the jawline.
Neck and Jawline Liposuction
If excess “double chin” fat is your primary cosmetic concern, neck and jawline liposuction can be a suitable long-term solution. Facial liposuction can also be paired with nonsurgical treatments like those discussed above.
Call our Ann Arbor office today at 734-971-0262 or contact us online to learn more about these treatment options or to schedule a consultation with Dr. West.