3 facts – what works and what doesn’t.
No cream or lotion can remove loose, extra skin from your lower face/jowls. The chemicals in some creams and lotions may provide a feeling of temporary tightness of the facial skin, but the skin itself still remains.
Newer facial cosmetic procedures such as Kybella and CoolSculpting, which are designed to remove excess fat cells from under the chin and the neck area, can provide some tightening and smoothing of the neck, but they cannot remove loose skin from the lower face/jowl area.
Only a lower facelift, such as the minimally-invasive Timeless Lift™ performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH, can actually remove loose, extra skin in the jowls and provide results that last on average six to 11 years for most patients.
Why do we get loose jowls?
As we age, the collagen which provides the underlying structure to our skin, gradually breaks down and becomes less elasticized which in turn causes us to have loose, excess facial skin in our jowls, cheeks and neck area.
Think of it this way –– our facial skin as it ages becomes like an older rubber band that has lost its ability to stretch and recover again to its initial shape.
The laxity is there, and the only way to resolve and remove the excess skin is to surgically tuck and smooth the underlying muscle covering, then re-drape the skin –- all of which is done via the skinniest of incisions artfully hidden in front of and behind the ears.
How does the Timeless Lift™ remove loose jowls?
The Timeless Lift is the nation’s #1 performed procedure for getting rid of loose jowls, smoothing and lifting the facial skin in the cheek areas, and restoring a more defined and youthful jawline. The procedure takes only about 1-1/2 hours. Dr. Smyth performs the Timeless Lift with the patient having only local anesthesia and a slight amount of relaxation medication, thereby avoiding the risks and longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia. Patients are kept entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and, in fact, often sleep through it. Sutures are removed at eight days post-procedure. Most patients are back to work and full activities at 10 days to two weeks after their procedure.
Do your homework. Do what works.
If loose jowls are a problem for you, we hope you will come visit face and neck specialist, Dr. Smyth in Cincinnati OH, to see if the Timeless Lift is right for you. Whatever surgeon you decide to visit, be sure to ask what you can expect when it comes to results and how long the results will last, your overall cost (including all treatments required and/or recommended over the next several years), the healing process and recovery time.
Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including lower and upper eyelid surgeries and treatments, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, and chin implants. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss all of today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.