The lower face and neck are areas of concern among many aging adults. Dr. Ronald Schuster sees countless patients that are bothered by wrinkles, fat displacement and skin laxity along the chin and neck. Thanks to advances in modern cosmetic medicine, there are a variety of ways to revitalize the lower face and neck and restore youthful contours in the area. Here, Dr. Schuster describes the most popular treatment options he employs at his practice.
Facelift is a safe and predictable way to address sagging, laxity and poor definition in the lower face and along the jawline. During the procedure, the deep layers of the skin and muscle are lifted and tightened, fat deposits are removed and the skin is gently re-draped. This minimizes the appearance of nasolabial folds, downturned corners of the mouth, jowls, marionette lines and more. The result is more youthful facial contours and smoother, firmer skin.
Neck lift is an excellent procedure to correct premature aging on the area below the chin and the neck when the other areas of the face have not aged as quickly. During the neck lift procedure, excess fat and skin is removed, the tissues of the lower face are re-draped and the skin is tightened over the neck.
Though often used to fill in the tear troughs underneath the eyes and add volume to the lateral cheek area, dermal fillers can also be used to subtly rejuvenate the chin and the jawline and slightly lift the area. Certain fillers are used to fill in smile and laugh lines around the mouth. Others can camouflage minor sagging along the jawline. Dr. Schuster selects the most suitable filler based on the specific problem and location.
If age and the effects of gravity have contributed to what resembles a “double chin,” an injectable product known as Kybella can be injected into the area to break down the fat cells and create a leaner-looking chin.
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If you would like more information about any of the treatment options mentioned in this post, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuster. Call or email our practice today.