One of the most common issues that are addressed by the patients worldwide is – How to fix the sagging skin along the jawline that results in the appearance of a loose double chin or ‘turkey neck? The effects of sun damage, age, and gravity all work to put some excess skin along the chin and jawline. It is much easier to prevent and to correct mild sagging than it is to deal with a lot of sagging, getting rid of a double chin or getting rid of a turkey neck in your late fifties and sixties. To predict whether you will have this problem, look at the women in your family, like your mother and grandmother. Genes often times have a big effect in how your face ages, particularly along the jawline.
There are a few jaw augmentation options available for getting rid of double chin or getting rid of turkey neck. The best non-surgical option for sagging chin or sagging neck skin is Thermage. However, Botox is the most popular one which is available in the market. Botox injections can partially prevent those lines from forming by paralyzing muscles that produce them. It is injected into the facial muscle and the lower jaw whose contractions we wish to control by using a needle. After this injection, the muscles can no longer contract, relaxing these wrinkles. It may sound too good to be true but this is precisely why Botox is ever so popular worldwide. This procedure simply works wonders on aging skin. However, if you are worried about injections – doctors provide a topical cream to numb the skin.
Worldwide, people who wish to get rid of this problem go for this option as it reduces or prevents the signs of aging, especially the facial wrinkles to achieve a naturally rested and youthful appearance. Medical practitioners who are associated with branch of aesthetics advice to opt for Botox to the ones who are considering brow lifts and facelifts and do not wish to go under the knife. One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is that the results obtained are not permanent. That simply implies, you are in total control of your appearance and can gage if/when you need to come back for additional maintenance injections.
Furthermore, this procedure is not gender specific. However, a large chunk of female population is highly captivated towards this treatment. A major hike of 30% of the total clientele has been observed by the doctors around the globe. It is very unfortunate that if you share a history of any neuromuscular disease with your family or if you are pregnant, you are not eligible for Botox injections mentioned earlier, there may be some bruising at first and it will take at least 3 days for the initial results to appear. Expect to enjoy the full results one week after the injection. Generally, our Botox patients are thrilled to notice that their Botox results last up to 4 months post procedure. That being said, please keep in mind that the treated muscles will inevitably and gradually regain their ability to contract, and cause wrinkles. At this time, you may wish to return for a follow-up injection of Botox.
There are many patients who want to experience the amazing benefits of Botox injections but are scared to end up with the “frozen” or “surprised” look. This is definitely not something that you need to worry about if you go approach a reputed medical practitioner. Even though the Botox which is injected stops the muscles from contracting, our goal is to preserve your ability to raise your eyebrows in a natural manner and your overall facial expressions will remain untouched.
DID YOU KNOW?! Botox can be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels, and dermal fillers to provide optimal, longer-lasting results.