In the past year, our approach to life has been drastically altered. A relatively large percentage of the population is now working from home. This has put hundreds of thousands of adults face to face with none other than themselves on a daily basis. If you’ve been on more Zoom or FaceTime calls than you care to admit, you probably know what we’re talking about. No matter how hard you try to focus on others on the call, your eyes inevitably drift to your own reflection, and you may not love what you see.
Video conferencing has made many adults more aware of their aging jawline. The lower face is particularly susceptible to sagging, as is the upper neck. Because we’re often looking down slightly at a laptop or phone, the looseness of the lower face is exaggerated. This can feel frustrating. However, there are several ways to deal with lower face laxity, jowls, double chin fat, and loose neck skin. We’ll discuss them here.
Nonsurgical Treatments for the Neck and Lower Face
- CoolSculpting. This noninvasive treatment is popular among adults who want to sculpt through fat-reduction. In a brief series of treatments, CoolSculpting destroys a significant amount of fatty tissue, allowing the body to get rid of it naturally. A benefit of this approach is that there is no downtime. It can take a few weeks to begin seeing improvement.
- AccuTite. A powerful and innovative radiofrequency treatment, AccuTite delivers outstanding results in a single procedure. We perform this treatment with a local anesthetic so patients do not feel any pain. During the procedure, a small probe is inserted beneath the skin. Another probe runs parallel to that but over the skin. This mechanism sends radiofrequency between the two arms for more significant tightening effects with minimal downtime.
Surgical Face and Neck Rejuvenation
- Neck Lift. This lifting of the neck creates a more youthful look by improving the jawline and removing a “turkey neck”. Downtime is minimal and results can last years.
- Endoscopic mid-face lift. A mid-face lift is done to reposition the tissue that has descended from the cheeks. Fat pads and muscle are moved upward and secured with sutures. This not only restores more youthful shape to the face but can also reduce sagging along the jawline.
These are just a few examples of how we can correct the sagging that affects the lower face and neck areas. For more information, schedule an appointment at our Denver office by calling (303) 839-1616.