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13 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Chin







As we age, our faces and bodies undergo changes. It's just a natural part of life and you don't need to be ashamed of it. After all, aging depends largely on factors beyond our control, such as genetics and body shape.


That being said, there is nothing shameful about the natural aging process, just like there is nothing shameful about undergoing anti-aging treatments. For many people, a pain point of aging is the loss of contour in the jawline

and neck, resulting in the appearance of a jowl.


What causes cheeks to lose elasticity? You may have heard that our skin loses its elasticity as we age. While loss of elasticity can appear as early as your 20s, depending on genetic factors, Shafer says it's especially common

in patients in their 30s and 40s.


"This most commonly occurs when patients look in the mirror and notice that their skin is no longer 'tight,'" he explains. Not sure if your elasticity has decreased? Schaeffer has a way to help you with that:

"If you pull on the skin, it snaps right back into place, and you get a nice electrical current," he shares. "However, if you pull on the skin, it slowly retracts and the skin becomes less elastic."


Even if your face or other parts of your body bounce back fairly quickly, your cheeks (the area under your chin that leads to your neck) may not recover as well. That's because, according to Dr. Green The skin around the neck is

thinner than the skin on most parts of the body, so it loses elasticity more quickly.


That's why signs of sagging, wrinkles and neck stiffness may appear in the cheek area before you notice any changes on your face, she says. "Additionally, your neck has varying levels of collagen, making it particularly

susceptible to age-related wear and tear," she adds.


In addition to aging, extreme weight gain and loss may play a role, Schaefer said. "Think of balloons," he said. "When you inflate it and deflate it, the elastic band shrinks. But if you inflate it and deflate it multiple times,

the balloon loses its elasticity."


Is there anything else that could affect the loss of elasticity in the cheeks? Smoking – As if that wasn’t bad enough. "Smoking is the most important thing you can do to improve your skin," says Schaeffer.

Now that you know the main causes of chinlock, let's look at how to prevent and treat them. How to treat cheeks that are starting to lose elasticity. 01. Choose products containing hyaluronic acid


One of the key ingredients in promoting skin elasticity is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and is known to retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water, Shafer says.

Therefore, he recommends using products with hydrating and plumping ingredients, especially neck creams that work to sculpt and reduce cheekbones.


02. Consider CoolSculpting: Schaeffer, on the other hand, recommends CoolSculpting. “For people with submental and submandibular fullness and bulges (often referred to as a double chin)

we recommend CoolSculpting treatment to freeze the fat, thus destroying the fat underneath,” he shares. "As fat is reabsorbed by the body, the skin shrinks and tightens, an observation in clinical studies."


03. Choose Thermage for skin tightening: If you don't like injections, consider radiofrequency treatment. “Thermage is the gold standard in non-invasive skin tightening,” says Green.

"It combats early signs of aging such as superficial lines, wrinkles, sagging cheeks, crow's feet, cellulite and skin laxity." Plus, it's non-invasive.


“Thermage (RF) technology delivers heat deep into the epidermal, dermal and subcutaneous (fat) layers of the skin,” explains Green. "It is the tightening of these skin layers that results in smoother skin texture and more

defined contours. There is no downtime and you can resume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Results are visible immediately after treatment, and improvements can last two to four months."


04. Enjoy products rich in collagen peptides While collagen is the protein responsible for skin's firmness and suppleness, Greene reminds us that peptides can stimulate collagen production. Therefore, collagen peptides are the

perfect choice for cheek care.


05. Look inside Kebella’s heart Kybella injections are the most popular and straightforward treatment for the jaw. “Submental fullness in the jaw area is a common problem that affects both women and men,” explains Green. "In the

past, the only way to permanently enlarge your chin was through surgical procedures such as liposuction or a neck lift, which required anesthesia, incisions, and a long recovery period." Luckily, Kybella now exists. “Kybella is


the first injectable treatment of its kind that melts fat cells to permanently improve your appearance,” explains Green. "The active ingredient in this injection is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that

permanently destroys fat cells," Green said. The best news? Green says just a few treatments with Kybella can help shorten the cheeks and create a more defined jawline and definition.


06. Add vitamin A or retinol derivatives to your daily routine Retinol anti-aging? Groundbreaking, we know it. But hey, it works! “Retinol is a vitamin A derivative known for its ability to neutralize free radicals, stimulate

collagen production, and promote cell turnover, thereby smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” explains Green, noting that it is an anti- The gold standard in aging and anti-aging. It works best at night,


improving the tone and texture of your neck - making it a good choice for cheek care.

07. Make an appointment for PRP treatment Platelet-rich plasma treatments are another option because, as Schaeffer points out, they concentrate growth factors from the blood directly into the skin, promoting skin firmness and


suppleness and minimizing the appearance of jowls.

08. Solve the problem of elasticity loss at the metabolic level Schaefer reminds us that resilience can also be addressed from within. While he offers hormone balancing services at the Metabolic Beauty Center at Schaeffer Clinic


Fifth Avenue, another option is to add collagen supplements to your daily routine. One study found that participants who took collagen supplements regularly noticed significant improvements in skin elasticity. 09. Schedule

laser treatment Another treatment method in practice revolves around lasers. "For people with mild swings, there are many non-surgical options, such as energy-based treatments — Fraxel, picosecond, and intense pulsed light —


to stimulate the skin and promote collagen and elastin production," Schaeffer explain.

10. Make room for vitamin C in your daily life Green says that as one of the most powerful antioxidants, vitamin C helps fight free radical damage (which is known to speed up the aging process) while promoting collagen


production, making it a must-have in anti-jaw treatments. .

11. Take it a step further with fillers Hyaluronic acid fillers can help define the chin and jawline more clearly, reducing the appearance of a chin, Schaefer says. The most important thing to remember is that, as with all


in-office treatments, you need to do your due diligence and go to a reputable place.

12. Consider using a Nefertiti elevator Another option is to get creative with Botox. While the injectable is typically used to treat crow's feet and forehead wrinkles, Green says it can also be beneficial for the neck and


cheek areas. "Botox injections can help reduce the appearance of neck bands," she explains. "As we age, the main muscle in the neck, the platysma, looks as if it has separated, forming two vertical bands along the neck.

Intramuscular injections of Botox can help relax and reduce the appearance of ligaments in the flesh. Toxin can be injected into the platyscapular ligament of the neck to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and give the neck a


more youthful appearance – this is also known as a Nefertiti lift.” Green says this type of lift is a non-invasive option for those who want to restore the contours of their neck and jawline. "Treatment consists of two parts,"

she explains.


"The first part involves injecting Botox into the platysma muscle and jaw area. Botox relaxes the muscles under the chin, which causes the facial muscles to be pulled upward and the droopy cheeks to become less. The second

step of the treatment is along the Dermal fillers are injected into the jawline to add volume and further correct sagging.


13. If you want the quickest solution, consider liposuction or a facelift If nothing else works, or you're simply looking for a faster way to address sagging cheeks, Schaeffer says to consider liposuction. "As a plastic surgeon,

I would be remiss if I didn't mention liposuction and cosmetic surgery," he said. "I have had many cosmetic surgeries performed in the Schaeffer Clinic's aerial operating room. A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts the


skin on the neck and cheeks and tightens the underlying muscles. The skin is then gently repositioned and smoothed , and remove excess skin. This is the most effective and beneficial treatment for people with excess skin."
















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