Jowls can be described as sagging loose skin below the jawline, this is a common sign of ageing. As we age, the skin starts to sag as a result of collagen and elastin loss. How fast this process happens can be dependent on internal and external factors.
Jowls can be less noticeable in people who have thicker skin, more collagen, or more fat in the area below the chin and cheeks. Some may never develop jowls, because of their genes, lifestyle choices and environmental factors.
What can cause jowls?
- Loss of elastin and collagen
- Environmental and lifestyle factors
- Facial expressions
- Sun exposure
- Weight loss