Non-surgical Jowl Treatments in New York City

Sagging jowls are a common concern for both men and women. While jowls are not a medical concern, the appearance of loose skin is distressing, and it can also have a negative impact on your self-esteem and confidence. In other words, it can have a negative impact on your appearance from every angle.

What are sagging jowls?

Jowls refer to the skin below the chin and the jawline, and when this skin has lost its elasticity, it takes on a sagging or a loose appearance. Sagging jowls are a bothersome condition and everyone is likely to face this condition to some extent as they age. Unfortunately, this isn’t a condition that can be addressed through strict diets and exercise.

In this article, Dr Shelton explains how Ultherapy and Sofwave (the leading non-surgical treatments for this condition) can help you improve the appearance of sagging jowls,  as well as improve crepey skin and tighten skin of the neck, chest, arms, elbows, thighs and knees.

Ultherapy treatment in NYC

Ultherapy NYC is an FDA-approved non-surgical high intensity ultrasound energy-based skin restoration treatment suitable for sagging jowls. It has been used by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow.

As a non-surgical treatment, Ultherapy doesn’t use injections or incisions. Instead, it works by heating the skin gently in a targeted manner to stimulate collagen production. It uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin. This stimulates the infrastructure of the skin, the dermis, to produce collagen without disturbing the surface of the skin. It may be painful especially in sensitive areas such as along the jaw. 

Most patients have received satisfactory results with just one treatment, though others with considerable skin laxity require more than one treatment. Ultherapy is a proven groundbreaking procedure that produces results that are normally seen after a few months as the new collagen forms.

Utherapy Patient Story

Amazing Results with the Sofwave at Dr. Shelton's Office!

Sofwave™ treatment in NYC

Introduced after Ultherapy, Sofwave™ is the newest generation of intense ultrasound treatment. The difference between these two is that Dr. Shelton has seen how Sofwave™ delivers a more effective treatment in the superficial dermal layer so he uses Sofwave™ as a combined treatment over the layer(s) of the skin treated by Ultherapy during the same treatment session. Sofwave™ delivers multiple pulses at the same depth at the same time over a broader area than does Ultherapy which lays down a series of horizontal linear energy bemas with each pulse.

This FDA-cleared, clinically safe procedure minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck area. For most patients there is no downtime and the treatment may take 30 to 90 minutes depending on the areas treated.

Double-chin, jowls, a saggy neck, and crepey skin are to some extent a result of loss of collagen, elastic tissue. This is worsened by volume loss of deep fat pads as we age, a history of smoking, sun damage, excessive alcohol consumption and other factors.

Who is a good candidate for Sofwave™ treatment in NYC?

If you are someone who doesn’t want a facelift, or surgery, and if you have mild to moderate skin laxity around the neck, chin or decolletage (i.e. your skin is beginning to sag), then Sofwave may be an ideal treatment for you. It is also safe for all skin types as well as for those interested in slowing their aging process.

It is not a replacement for a facelift which can produce a better result, but Dr. Shelton continues to be amazed how much lifting and tightening many of his patients obtain from Ultherapy/Sofwave without having to undergo surgery.

Ready to find out more about NYC Non Surgical Treatments for Jowls?

Request a consultation using the online form or call Dr Shelton’s New York City office at (212) 593-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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