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Dermal Fillers

How to Get Rid of Jowls with Fillers

Dermal fillers are suitable for static wrinkles and collagen loss on facial skin. Read on to learn more about dermal fillers, jowls, how to get rid of jowls with dermal fillers, other benefits of dermal fillers, and the possible side effects of dermal fillers.

Jowls appear due to sagging skin on the jawline. It occurs naturally as patients age, although it is less common for people with more collagen below the cheeks. Dermal fillers are popular for hydrating facial skin and improving facial symmetry. Dermal fillers increase plumpness and alleviate sagging skin caused by collagen loss. Although Botox can also be used to reduce the appearance of jowls, it is not considered a dermal filler. It is key to ensure a qualified cosmetic doctor carries out the procedure to reduce the possibility of adverse side effects like vascular occlusion.

What Causes Jowls?

Genetics plays a huge role in determining the appearance of jowls in a patient. Although jowls often occur as patients age, some may develop jowls in their earlier adult life due to thinner skin or reduced amounts of elastin and collagen on the skin. A patient is likelier to develop jowls if either of their parents had them.

Besides genetics, losing weight dramatically may also cause the skin to sag due to overstretching.

Smoking narrows blood vessels, inhibiting proper blood circulation that would impede the distribution of vital nutrients to the skin, such as vitamin A. cigarettes contain nicotine that can also damage elastin and collagen, causing jowls to appear.

UV rays from sunlight can also damage collagen and elastin in the skin, causing the skin to sag and become dehydrated.

How to Get Rid of Jowls with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are non-surgical injections used to enhance appearance. Wortsman (2015) stated that dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular because they restore drooping skin volume. The reduction of collagen, which happens as a patient matures naturally, can contribute to sagging skin. However, external irritants like dust and other irritants like smoke can rapidly exacerbate collagen loss.

Dermal filler substances include hyaluronic acid, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and calcium hydroxyapatite. A cosmetic doctor administers an injection under the skin of the targeted area. Seo (2021) revealed that the filler substance is absorbed into the skin, binds with water molecules in the dermis layer of the skin, smoothens the wrinkles, and realigns the appearance of the jaw.

Before the injection is administered, a topical cream is applied to numb the skin and reduce the pain experienced during the procedure. Creams such as arnica and aloe vera are commonly used. Nikolis et al.  (2020) suggested that these creams have analgesic properties that relieve pain and inflammation.

Due to the short recovery phase, dermal fillers are much more appealing. The treatment is also faster and non-surgical, and it requires less time. The injections can be administered at a nearby cosmetic doctor’s office, which is more economical and convenient.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

According to Choi & Moon Seop (2020), dermal fillers are used to give the lips and cheeks more volume. Furthermore, Mohamed & Dalia (2020) stated that they sustain the alignment of your facial features while eradicating tiny wrinkles and lines on your face.

Trevidic et al. (2020) stated that dermal fillers restore fat loss on the face.

Peng et al. (2020) stated that dermal fillers reduce the appearance of eye bags caused by stress or fatigue.

What to Consider Before Undergoing a Dermal Filler Procedure?

Ensure you inform your cosmetic doctor about any allergies. Some patients are allergic to eggs or collagen, which are materials in dermal filler substances. Also, inform a cosmetic doctor about any bleeding disorders or neurological conditions.

Ensure the healthcare practitioner is highly qualified to carry out the procedure. Ensure they are qualified to carry out this procedure. Some quack doctors have infiltrated the market, injecting harmful substances that interfere with the skin and the body tissues.

Side Effects of Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal filler injections are relatively safe. Savva et al. (2021) stated that dermal fillers might cause redness, inflammation, bruises, and pain, although these side effects subside with time.

How Do You Prevent Jowls?

Creating good habits

Jowls naturally appear as patients age. Vashi et al. (2016) suggested that bad habits like smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol may cause the skin to sag due to the loss of elastin and collagen.

Check on Your Diet

Ensure to consume healthy foods rich in antioxidants, proteins, and vitamins.

Have an Effective Skincare Routine

It is necessary to cleanse the skin using moisturizing creams and lotions frequently. The creams have anti-inflammatory properties reducing inflammation in the skin. They have moisturizing properties that nourish the skin and reduce skin dehydration.

Ensure to use skincare products enriched with vitamins A and B since they improve collagen production and enhance skin elasticity.

Drink More Water

Staying hydrated does not stop skin aging. However, it reduces premature skin aging by nourishing skin cells, improving skin thickness, and enhancing skin plumpness.

Avoid Overexposure to Sun Rays

Overexposure to UV sun rays causes a loss of collagen and elastin, causing the skin to sag further. It causes skin dehydration, pain, and inflammation. Using SPF moisturizers and creams ensures the skin is protected from the effects of UV rays by limiting their penetration into deeper skin layers.

FAQs about Dermal Fillers

How Should You Choose a Good Dermal Filler?

A  visit to a cosmetic doctor is essential in determining the right dermal filler. The healthcare professional would study the existing health conditions and skin type to determine where to administer the injections. Witmanowski et al. (2020) revealed that Inaccurate filler injections might cause vascular occlusion since the dermal filler substance infiltrates the arteries and interferes with the blood supply to the eyes.

Ensure you read the patient labeling and confirm that there are no harmful ingredients. Only purchase certified dermal fillers from physical stores since some online stores may offer low-quality dermal fillers.

Are Dermal Fillers Reversible?

Dermal fillers are also popular because they are reversible, in case you are not pleased with the procedure’s outcome. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme injected to dissolve hyaluronic acid

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Brongo et al. (2013) stated that dermal fillers could last six months to two years. Most people have successful outcomes from the procedure, although a patient may need to visit the doctor for maintenance purposes frequently

What Is the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Small (2014) stated that Botox relieves dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers relieve static wrinkles. Dermal fillers last longer, although they are more expensive. Although both Botox and dermal fillers increase facial plumpness, Botox does not reverse skin aging through collagen loss.


Jowls occur when the skin below the jawline and cheeks sags and forms wrinkles. Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to relieve static wrinkles and jowls and reverse skin aging caused by loss of collagen. They are popular because they are easier to administer and have lesser side effects. They reduce the appearance of jowls by binding with water molecules in the dermis layer of the skin and relieving wrinkles by improving collagen production.

Dermal fillers also improve skin hydration and increase facial volume. Jowls can be caused by poor habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Exposure to UV sun rays and skin dehydration may also result in the skin’s loss of collagen and elastin.


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