Where is my defined Jaw?
A defined jaw is something we take for granted when we are young. As we get older, our skin gradually sags, and our jowls expand, we begin to lose our sharp jawline.
Loss of Jawline Definition - Causes
As we age, skin loses two essential proteins, collagen and elastin. Collagen helps skin maintain its structure and firmness, while Elastin gives skin elasticity.
We lose fat on our faces, and it shifts downwards due to gravity. This gives the impression of flatness to the mid-face and heaviness in the lower part of the face.
Our face is made up of many muscles and ligaments. The muscles weaken over time, and the ligaments become lax resulting in sagging.
Our facial bones give structure and support tissue. As we get older, we lose bone volume. This causes changes to our face shape, particularly noticeable in the eye area, mid-face and jawline.
These effects are a result of ageing. Don’t despair! There are treatments that can help to reduce their appearance.