Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Jowls refer to the sagging skin that develops below the jawline with age. Sun damage and smoking can accelerate the ageing process, causing a loss of skin elasticity and collagen. Genetics also play a role, and consistent front or side sleeping positions have been associated with the formation of jowls. Dr Bravis offers advanced skin treatments and medical-grade skincare designed to reduce the appearance of jowls and overall signs of ageing.


  • As individuals age, natural facial sagging occurs around the chin and jawline, leading to the appearance of jowls.
  • Jowls may cause crepey, wrinkled skin or an additional layer of skin below the jaw, resembling a double chin.

How we treat Neck Lines in Thames Ditton

At Thames, we offer a range of treatments to address and reduce jowls:

When to seek treatment?

If jowls persist or cause distress, it’s advisable to consult a skincare specialist. At Thames, we offer personalised anti-wrinkle treatments, including scientifically formulated skincare. With over 20 years experience, Dr Bravis provides tailored treatment plans to address your ageing concerns effectively.
Founder and Principal Dentist, Dr Theodora Bravis, smiling in her clinic room at Thames Dental & Skin, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Jowls?

Jowls develop primarily due to ageing, sun damage, smoking, and genetic predisposition. Loss of collagen and elastin, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices contribute to their formation.

How Can I Reduce My Risk of Developing Jowls?

Preventive measures include avoiding smoking, protecting the skin from sun damage, limiting screen time, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet.

Can Home Remedies Help with Jowls?

While some home exercises may help strengthen facial muscles, their efficacy in reducing jowls is uncertain. It’s essential to consult with a dermatologist for personalised treatment recommendations.

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Whether you're seeking to reverse the signs of ageing, enhance your appearance, or maintain your skin's health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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