Jowls :(

(33 Posts)
Thudercatsrule Tue 25-Mar-14 17:48:16

Is there anything I can do for these?! I feel like my jowls are dragging my face down?!

I'm 38 so don't want surgery, but non invasive stuff would be ok. My hubby thinks I'm being really vain, but it's alright for men, they can grow a beard!!

PoshPaula Tue 25-Mar-14 17:56:05

I'm getting jowls too. Will be interested in the replies.

shopafrolic Tue 25-Mar-14 18:05:36
Floisme Tue 25-Mar-14 18:07:29

I feel your pain - jowls, in my opinion, are far, far worse than wrinkles but, as far as I'm aware, there are only invasive treatments available. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will be along soon to correct me! I just keep my jawline as free from 'clutter' as possible i.e. no scarves, high necks, earrings or chin length hair. And I wear distinctive glasses to draw the eye up.

FrankCarsonsDressingRoom Tue 25-Mar-14 18:43:55

Eva Fraser. I've started her facial excercises.

Also, in my case, I'm sure losing weight would sort them out...I'm heavier than I should be. I mean, it's fat. Right?

Appaza no polo necks....they enhance the buggers!

HappyGirlNow Tue 25-Mar-14 19:19:55

Filler..cheekbone filler in particular lifts the face like scaffolding...

Floisme Tue 25-Mar-14 19:20:35

I don't think it is fat, Frank. I think it's more sagging skin and tissue sad Thanks for the facial exercises though, I had forgotten about them.

cerealqueen Tue 25-Mar-14 21:20:51

Facial exercises and facial yoga (check you tube), retin based product to stimulate collagen, maybe a derma roller? Upward massage with a sonic face brush?

Time intensive though.

Cherrypie32 Tue 25-Mar-14 22:21:06

They've just plugged a Slender Tone machine for face on QVC-might work?

moralimbecile Tue 25-Mar-14 23:01:16

Does slendertone work? I have always wondered

HappyGirlNow Wed 26-Mar-14 06:49:21

Dermaroller is great but won't make any significant difference to jowls.. As I said, fillers! grin

IDugUpADiamond Wed 26-Mar-14 07:33:00

I've got jowls and a beard

ChablisChic Wed 26-Mar-14 07:53:06

No advice for a long-term solution, but my advice to jowly people (me included) is to SMILE as much as you can! Jowls seem to pull the whole face down and make the face look miserable, drawing attention to them.

Smiling (obviously) makes you look more cheerful, but it also draws the jowls up (though it also gives me wrinkles on my cheeks, but that's another story!) So if you see a wrinkle-cheeked woman grinning inanely about nothing at all, it's probably me - but you won't see my jowls.

Kikithecat Wed 26-Mar-14 08:28:22

I wish I knew too! I try to do what ChablisChic suggested, but it makes my naturally miserable looking face ache!

merlotmonster29 Wed 26-Mar-14 09:58:48

OP, I'm surprised nobody else has said this, but you don't really have jowls............imo anyway hmm

I am really concerned about getting saggy jowls, cos I'm starting to get those nose to mouth lines and at 29, I feel a bit too young sad Also, both my mum an my dad are very jowly and I know they hate it, especially my mum. I think I probably will be doing what a few others have recommended- facial exercises. I already give myself facial massages, although they're usually very quick and I sometimes completely forget. When I do do it properly though, I can definitely see a difference with my skin. Ie, it has a bit more of a glow.

Thudercatsrule Wed 26-Mar-14 10:08:46

Ladies thanks for all your comments, it's very helpful and merlotmonster I think I love you!

Have a look for Carole Maggio 'Facercise', she has a book on amazon and you can find plenty of videos on youtube for free.

There are facial exercises specific to certain muscles, and she has them for jowls. Like situps for your face! It seems to be fairly quick results, ie a matter of weeks, judging from the reviews.

FrankCarsonsDressingRoom Wed 26-Mar-14 10:48:38

Has this worked for anybody?

I've been doing it for a few weeks, and feeling really obsessed with my appearance at the moment, in a horrible way.

40 in a month and I look like crap sad

chipsandpeas Wed 26-Mar-14 11:20:25

I have a rio face toner that is supposed to help.....I need to use it more to see if it does work

Brucietheshark Wed 26-Mar-14 11:23:29

This is me, so count yourselves lucky.

I think facelift is the only thing that would really work, but sadly have more important things to spend my money on sad

Thudercatsrule Wed 26-Mar-14 16:23:42

frankcarsons I'm totally obsessed as well and in a bad way, I've started to avoid mirrors. I know there are bigger problems in life, but I can't help it.

I'm going to start facial massage and exercises tonight, might book a facial or peel at a salon and see it goes for the next 3 months, before doing something a bit more drastic.

BoysMum1 Wed 26-Mar-14 16:31:59

I'm 53 and last year saw the slight beginnings of the dreaded jowls. I invested in a slendertone face. I've been using it for 4 months and there is no sign of them at all now. I've also lost a stone but would recommend the slendertone. My whole face is slightly lifted, it's expensive but IMO well worth it.

DameDoom Wed 26-Mar-14 23:16:57

Juvederm voluma in the cheek area is what you need - you have (very slight) jowling because your cheeks have lost volume.
It will cost you about £500 quid and lasts up to two years. I am due another lot in a couple of weeks - had the last lost 18 months ago as also had flattened cheeks but there must still be some left because I am no way as bad as I was before I had them done.
I did a lot of facial excercises but musn't have done them correctly as it made me worse.
Good luck - I know what it is like to focus on a jowl - yours aren't bad at all and you have lovely skin.

FrankCarsonsDressingRoom Thu 27-Mar-14 11:06:34

Filler lasts two years? Really? It would be worth it for me (bad nasolabial lines)

Suzannewithaplan Thu 27-Mar-14 11:32:20

I think it varies from person to person Frank, I've heard about 1 year.
Question is when the filler has been dissolved/dispersed by your body what are you left with?
Is there a kind of subcutaneous cavity which looks worse than the original line?
Or is there some scar tissue or extra collagen build up around the site of the filler?

Where can one find answers to these sorts of questions confused

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