Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: The skin on my jaw is sagging, but I don’t want a facelift
- Anonymous reader, 62, asked for advice on loose skin around their lower face
- Inge van Lotringen recommended replacing this lost volume with dermal fillers
- British beauty expert said filler lifts and volumizes skin along jawline and chin
Q I am 62 years young and the loose skin around my lower face and chin is making my jawline disappear. Is there a treatment (besides a facelift) that can sort this out?
A Dr. David Jack (drdavidjack.com) explains that this loss of definition is not only due to lax skin, but to age-related loss of fat and bone volume as well.
So aesthetic doctors such as him are getting great results by replacing this volume with dermal fillers.
An anonymous reader, 62, asked for advice on loose skin around their lower face without resorting to a facelift (stock image)
Jack is a fan of Juvederm Volux and Voluma, the densest and longest-lasting (up to two years) fillers available.
He says ‘they act like a ‘tent pole’, both lifting and volumising the skin along the jawline and chin and so correcting that sense of these areas ‘blending’ into the neck.
Please select an experienced doctor: ‘You need a subtle approach, preferably proceeding in stages, or you can end up looking like Clark Kent,’ says Jack.
Inge van Lotringen (pictured) recommended replacing this lost volume with dermal fillers that act like a ‘tent pole’
He prefers Voluma for women for a ‘softer’ effect, and tends to use Volux on men.
He likes to combine them with Botox injected into the downward-pulling neck muscles, to relax the tug on the jawline and the neck.
Jack would charge £900 – £1800 for the combined treatment, depending on the amount of filler needed.
Around the country (check juvederm.co.uk for clinics), expect to pay from £700.
Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, at email@example.com.