The Four Simple Steps to Prevent Saggy Jowls Without Going Under the Knife

A defined jawline is often hailed as one of the key indicators to a youthful face.

But from the age of 25 elastin and collagen levels drop at an alarming rate of around six per cent year, and our jawline begins to sag, which can add years to our appearance.

While some turn to invasive surgeries such as face lifts, three industry experts have now shared their top tips to maintaining a sharp jawline the natural way – and the key is in starting early.

Revisiting Kybella

Approved in April 2015, Kybella (deoxycholic acid, Allergan) generated a lot of buzz as an injectable treatment to rid adults of their double chins. So what are physicians saying about Kybella three years later?

Kybella works well for patients who need minimal fat removed and jaw line contouring, according to Walter W. Tom, M.D., a cosmetic surgeon practicing in California and Hawaii, who says he had the procedure and liked the results.

But it’s not popular among patients who have more fat and true double chins, Dr. Tom says.