Has the shape of your jawline changed over time?
Correcting Jowls for a Defined Jawline
A strong profile inspires not only confidence in ourselves but others’ confidence in us. Professionals from all walks of life thrive on putting forward a competent, in control impression, particularly those in high-powered or public facing industries. So it’s particularly troubling when we begin to develop jowls, which soften our jawline and rob us of that confidence we all deserve. The Lanfranchi Center, Las Vegas Valley’s premier facial rejuvenation provider, can put the definition back in your jawline, so you can define your life by your accomplishments rather than your appearance.
What Are Jowls and How Do They Form?
When skin becoming less firm and elastic as we age, jowls form. Nearly everyone develops them at one point. The supportive proteins in connective tissues of our skin—collagen and elastin—lose hydration and break down. When that support weakens, facial structures begin to succumb to gravity. Elastin, responsible for the rubber-band effect of our skin, doesn’t bounce back after being stretched, and our skin becomes lax. This first happens around the mouth. Gravity takes advantage of the skin’s newfound lack of firmness and tightness to form jowls.
Several factors may be responsible for the severity and onset of jowls, including genetics— surrounding skin thickness and your amount of collagen and elastin. Environmental and lifestyle factors like your facial expressions, weight loss, exposure to UV rays, smoking, and your posture with computers or phones (constantly looking down) also contribute to jowls.