I have seen billboard ads and commercials about getting rid of jowls. Is there a non surgical way? any approximate costs involved?
There are many alternative treatments which might improve the jowls and loose skin of the lower face and upper neck. Without a personal consultation or photos, it isn’t possible to recommend a specific treatment for you. However, we have success using Precision TX by Cynosure. This is a laser system which delivers focused laser to the tissue directly under the skin, treating the fat and also directly tightening the skin. This is done in our office under local anesthesia. Happy New Year!
Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS
Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
There are many alternative treatments which might improve the jowls and loose skin of the lower face and upper neck. Without a personal consultation or photos, it isn’t possible to recommend a specific treatment for you. However, we have success using Precision TX by Cynosure. This is a laser system which delivers focused laser to the tissue directly under the skin, treating the fat and also directly tightening the skin. This is done in our office under local anesthesia. Feel free to visit our website http://www.drchaffoo.com for further information. Happy New Year!
Skin can be tightened through many modalities. Best to see a local plastic surgeon to review what is available. Non-invasive methods include Ulthera and Laser Resurfacing. Minimally invasive way include ThermiRF. Before plunking a lot of money down on such technologies, you should know what the revision policy is in case its not as effective as was advertised as it is more common that you think. If jowls really advanced, only a facelift will help.
There are a number of methods and technologies that can have an effect on jowls and making them less visible including several types of radio frequency devices, Ultherapy ultrasound, and many different filler techniques to mask the presence of jowls. Having said this, it is important for you to consult with a plastic surgeon to evaluate your particular circumstance and make sure that any treatment that you undergo has a good chance for success and that can best be determined by a proper evaluation. Costs for treatment of the lower face/neck and jowl area with ultrasound (Ultherapy) is usually in the range of about $2500. Hope this helps.
J. Wethe, M.D.
at times radio-frequency therapy can be used on the under-surface of the skin to tighten it to a mild degree. If the laxity is severe then that will not work and surgery is required.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin and also is now FDA-cleared to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles!
Ultherapy uses ultrasound to actually lift loose skin — on the brow, on the neck and under the chin — without any downtime.
Results are gradual and take several months to appear. I believe this is the most successful non surgical treatment available today. Please read my blog about this at http://www.silvertonmd.com/blog/2014/10/ultherapy-the-non-invasive-facial-neck-and-decollete-tightening-procedure/
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