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Droopy Jowls
Droopy Jowls

Jowls are one of the most disliked features of ageing. Droopy skin around your jawline can make you look grumpy even when you feel perfectly happy.


Our expert Appearance Medicine Team at Skin Institute can help redefine your jawline without surgery, using simple injectable treatments to give a subtle, natural result.

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Causes of jowls

As we age, fat and bone under our skin shrink, causing “volume loss”. When these underlying structures supporting our skin reduce, the overlying skin becomes looser, rather like an over-sized coat. The skin beside our mouth is also tethered down by ligaments, causing the loose tissue sitting behind to cascade over, giving us the characteristic sagging jowl.

Collagen and elastin levels in the skin also decline with age. This can be accelerated by long-term sun exposure, causing “solar elastosis”. This reduced elastic recoil of the skin increases the degree of sagging.

Treatment of jowls

Dermal fillers made from natural hyaluranon are helpful here. Juvederm® Voluma®, Restylane® or Perlane®, carefully placed behind, in front of, and above the jowls, can stretch out the loose tissue, reducing jowl size.

Using the “8 point lift” is a helpful way to identify where to place dermal filler to reduce the jowls. The 8 point lift is specifically designed to treat sag by placing small amounts of hyaluranon dermal filler around the whole face, giving a very natural look.


Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.

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