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Lift Sagging Jowls…Without Surgery!

Author: Carol Baltazar M.D. 2 December 2010 No Comment

One of the tell-tale signs of the aging face is sagging jowls. The jowls are areas of fullness along the jawline that tend to increase with age. The straight, strong jawline of youth is gradually replaced by the soft, irregular jawline of the aging face. As we age our skin becomes thinner and we lose elastic tissue and collagen. An area of the face that can also make a big impact on the way we look is the pre-jowl sulcus. This is the area on either side of our chin. Volume loss in the skin associated with the aging process results in a hollowing of this area. As the jowls increase in size as we age, the pre-jowl sulcus becomes deeper and deeper, making jowls appear more prominent.

Until recently, treatment options included costly surgical procedures like facial implants or facelift surgery. But with Radiesse® wrinkle filler, women and men now have a non-surgical option to replenish lost volume and bring back a more youthful face. Radiesse® minimizes the jowls by filling out the depression that forms in the pre-jowl sulcus. The youthful contour of the jaw is restored and the jowl area becomes much less noticeable.

Observe this woman’s before and after photos. If you look at this woman’s before photo, she appears to have a jowl and a depression in the pre-jowl sulcus. She has some mild sagging and minimal marionette lines. She also appears to have a pointy chin. The woman’s after photo depicts the smoothing out of the jawline with Radiesse® treatment in the pre-jowl sulcus.

Other possible candidates for Radiesse® treatment in the pre-jowl sulcus are patients who have had a lower facelift. Some of these individuals feel that they still have a jowl after the lower facelift. In this group of patients, their lower facelifts were appropriately lifted, but a small to medium pre-jowl sulcus is still present. In these cases, Radiesse® is a great treatment option.

Radiesse® wrinkle filler does more than just fill these troublesome areas. Radiesse® also stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for results that may last a year or more in many patients.

  • Instantly restores volume, creating a more youthful appearance
  • Stimulates collagen production in the treated area
  • Creates results that last up to a year or more in most patients


Unlike a surgical facelift, Radiesse® treatment for the jowls does not require general anesthesia. Instead, a topical numbing cream is utilized which allows you to see the results at intervals during the procedure and provide feedback. Treatment with Radiesse® wrinkle filler has minimal discomfort and swelling and usually takes less than 30 minutes. You can add back the volume that you’ve lost during your lunch hour! Radiesse® saves you time and money, with optimal, long-lasting results, thereby making it the natural choice for anyone on a budget.

Please visit our website, www.LMSmedspa.com, for more information or call us at 410-290-0012 for your complimentary consultation.  Dr. Baltazar will discuss all the treatment options. A careful selection of treatments, based on your unique facial characteristics and skin condition, will provide you with a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.


“I was always bothered by my sagging jowls. I considered surgery, but I didn’t want to go through the downtime. I actually first heard about the treatment while I was watching the Dr. Oz show. I decided to see Dr. Baltazar to help me look more refreshed. I had the Radiesse jowl lift. I was instantly pleased with my results. Who knew that such a simple procedure would take years off my face! ” –JL


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