Jowlift for Sagging Face

How do I fix my sagging face? This is a question Dr. O gets asked every day. That is why we are excited to offer an advanced, non-surgical solution that achieves similar results to a facelift, but with none of the drawbacks. Lift, tighten and restore lost facial volume with our new mini face lift jowls special created to have you looking 5-10 years younger in just 60 minutes and with minimal discomfort and downtime!

Dr. O’s Signature Jowlift is a cosmetic non-surgical combination treatment that lifts and sculpts the face-reducing the lower face sagging or jowling and reverses aging by using barbed lifting PDO threads, mid-face dermal fillers and smooth collagen-inducing PDO threads.

The mini face lift jowls rejuvenation treatment tightens sagging skin in the lower face, adds youthful volume to the cheeks, and stimulates new collagen growth to combat aging simultaneously.

It’s not surgery, it’s subtle, and it’s also very technique-dependent to get results. The mini face lift jowls treatment is completed in less than an hour, with virtually no downtime, and you can look 5-10 years younger after just one 60-minute appointment!


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What is Jowlift? Mini Face Lift Jowls

For many of us, the idea of aging gracefully is less than appealing. Who wants to quietly accept the inevitable changes in the face that occur with advancing years, such as wrinkles, fine lines, diminishing facial volume, loose skin and a sagging face? We all want to be happy with our appearance and know it influences our confidence and connection with others.

So, what makes our skin look older, and how do we reverse the signs of aging without going under the knife?

Facial aging is largely driven by several factors:

  • Bone volume loss
  • Loss of fat pads, which then decreases the facial volume
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • The effect of gravity causes excess skin and deeper connective tissues to hang from a volume-depleted face.

Perhaps you look in the mirror and notice something lacking but can’t pinpoint exactly what; it could be a subtle loss of volume due to aging. The fat that once made your cheeks full and pinchable has faded over time. Even your underlying bone structure atrophies, diminishing the well-defined V-shaped bone structure you once admired about your face; we call this the triangle of youth.

The Triangle of Youth

Additionally, your body begins to lose collagen around the time you turn 30, and the effects start to become noticeable after several years. Environmental and lifestyle factors – mainly sun damage and exposure to cigarette smoke – also play a role in reducing collagen, elastin and HA levels (Hyaluronic Acid) in your skin, making it harder for your body to replenish these components. As a result, the reduced amounts of collagen and elastin cause our face to wrinkle and sag, stealing our youthful appearance.

Sagging Face Jowlift

Many women and men today experience these inescapable signs of getting older and recognize the value of cosmetic interventions that will pause the aging clock. With all the advancements in the non-surgical aesthetic medicine field, there are many excellent and safe options (such as the mini face lift jowls treatment) that make cosmetic surgery unnecessary. Opting for non-surgical medical treatments enhances appearances, allows for much quicker recovery time and focuses on natural-looking results, allowing you to look your very best!

That is why Dr. O is excited to offer an array of advanced, non-surgical solutions like the mini face lift jowls treatment that achieve many of the same lifting and rejuvenating results from a facelift, but with none of the drawbacks.

Our Signature Jowlift

Dr. O’s signature Jowlift  (mini face lift jowls) is a cosmetic non-surgical combination treatment that lifts and sculpts the face, reduces lower face jowling and reverses aging by using barbed lifting PDO threads, mid-face dermal fillers and smooth collagen-inducing PDO threads.

Unlike facelifts which are invasive procedures carrying many risks and extended recovery time, our signature mini face lift jowls treatment is a non-surgical procedure that postpones and rewinds the natural aging process without going under the knife. Our patients most commonly prefer this mini face lift jowls treatment over traditional facelifts because of these advantages:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Quick treatment with no downtime
  • Immediate natural-looking results
  • Threads are 100% absorbable
  • Naturally lifts and tightens
  • Restores lost facial volume
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin growth

Our patients praise the value of this mini face lift jowls skin rejuvenation treatment compared to other procedures, and the results are spectacular!

Jowlift 2.0

Jowlift (mini face lift jowls treatment) combines our three most popular treatments for facial rejuvenation:

  • Barbed lifting PDO threads produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the face, creating a youthful V-shape without going under a knife.
  • Dermal fillers, such as Radiesse Plus, Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Contour, are strategically injected to volumize the mid-face.
  • Smooth threads are then added in areas needing anti-aging support to promote the production of structural proteins- fibrin, elastin, and collagen, resulting in a firmer more youthful-looking face.

Let’s explore each one of the components of the mini face lift jowls treatment.

Barbed PDO Threads

Barbed Lifting PDO Threads

PDO threads are absorbable surgical sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO) and have been used safely for decades for many applications, like treating gynecological disorders and suturing incisions after medical procedures. The concept of suspensory threads buried in deep dermal tissue is not new, 20+ years ago the initial thread lifts were performed using fine steel wires. Unfortunately, technical issues limited the usefulness of this pioneering procedure.

An expertly performed PDO thread lift using barbed lifting PDO threads has the beautiful effect of pulling the skin back, slightly-lifting and tightening the face. In addition to being ideal for lifting sagging facial skin, threads combat signs of aging by causing the body to direct large amounts of collagen and elastin to treated areas. This is important because of collagen’s essential role in the aging process.

There are countless vectors along the face where the lift can be created. A highly customizable procedure, Dr. Okwuje will consult with you and demonstrate various lifting options that are specific to your unique aesthetic goals.

The most common uses for barbed lifting PDO threads are:

  • Eliminating jowling in the lower face by pulling the skin upward
  • “Snatching” the jawline for a cleaner, more crisp and youthful look
  • Reducing the appearance of heavy tissue falling into an ever-widening nasolabial fold (the lines running from the corners of the nose to the sides of our mouth) This is a gratifying procedure as our patients can see themselves transforming immediately. This simple procedure alone has taken years off our patient’s faces.
  • Eyebrow positioning and non-surgical rhinoplasty

The doctor expertly selects the best angles for placement of the PDO threads for maximum effect and natural-looking, youthful results. Next, the areas being treated are numbed for maximum comfort. He then inserts the PDO threads with a blunt cannula and ensures the right amount of lift is created.

PDO thread lifts are one of Dr.O’s favorite treatments and he performs them on a daily basis. Having done thousands of threadlifts over the course of his career Dr. Okwuje has honed his artistic skill and paired with his accredited expertise, he creates natural, more youthful appearances sought after by his patients the world over.

Dermal Fillers - Voluma

Mid-Cheek Fillers

Dermal fillers have been around for more than 16 years and are one of the most popular medical aesthetic treatments at present. Nearly everyone over 35 looking to correct that flat-tired look is a good candidate for filler in the cheek area and for general facial enhancement. Our face loses fat and bone as we age, and cheek fillers can restore lost volume, indirectly create lift and/or more sharply define facial bone structure.

“The key is to be judicious with the amount being used, strategic with the placement and not rely on cheek filler to lift the lower face”, says Dr. O. He notes that overfilled patients whose practitioners did not respect their unique anatomy and focused only on adding as much product as possible, give filler procedures a bad name. “An expertly performed filler procedure should be impossible to detect, or, if the patient was interested in a more defined and sculpted look, it should leave onlookers guessing.”

That is why he uses the combination of cheek filler and PDO threads in most cases to maximize a youthful look with well-defined cheekbones and jawline.

There are three most commonly used dermal fillers for the cheek area:

  1. Restylane Contour is the only cheek filler with XpresHAn Technology™ that restores your natural contour, frees dynamic expression, and refreshes your look. This unique injectable hyaluronic acid gel creates natural-looking, subtly rejuvenated cheeks with very natural movement; especially when smiling.
  2. Juvéderm Voluma was designed to fill the mid-face and cheeks. It uses advanced technology from Allergan called Vycross, which results in a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently and can be nicely sculpted. Voluma lasts up to 2 years.
  3. Radiesse belongs to another category of dermal fillers called bio stimulators that can be used on the cheekbones to improve projection. While not as common as HA (hyaluronic acid fillers) — they are irreversible and encourage collagen and elastin production within the body. Radiesse is used to create beautifully sculpted “model” cheekbones. Of special mention is the use of Hyperdiluted Radiesse, an emerging heavyweight treatment, which rejuvenates falling skin collagen levels with its bioinductive properties.

Smooth PDO Threads

Similarly to barbed threads, smooth threads are safe and effective absorbable surgical polydioxanone (PDO) sutures. They are designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production while volumizing and supporting the skin rather than immediately lifting or repositioning it. The presence of these sutures in your skin triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin.

The most popular treatment areas include:

  • Around the mouth (lip lines, laugh lines, and marionette lines)
  • Border of the upper lip
  • Hollows of the cheek
  • Around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Between the eyebrows (11s)
  • Acne scars
  • Under the chin
  • Neck (necklace lines)

Dr. Okwuje recommends smooth threads for areas of the face losing elasticity and on tired, crepey skin, common around the mouth, laugh lines, hollows of the cheek and around the jawline.

This mini face lift jowls treatment is so great because it harnesses your body’s power to repair itself. By inserting smooth threads where skin’s structure is compromised, we force our body to regenerate those areas by creating new elastin, collagen and fibrin at levels unseen for years. – Dr.Okwuje

Smooth threads are easy to insert and do not require numbing. At most, you’ll feel a pinch as the threads are inserted and pulled through the treatment area. There is no downtime after smooth threads and no visible effects should be seen by the next day. Do not expect a big difference immediately; the results will happen gradually and the improvements will come as the threads dissolve and the body starts creating new collagen and elastin in the face.


As you can see, Jowlift (mini face lift jowls treatment) is a great alternative to a traditional surgical facelift with a minimally invasive approach that achieves a much more natural and youthful-looking appearance. The Jowlift will give you immediate anti-aging results and deliver additional results over time as your body produces new collagen and elastin in the treated areas.

Dr. Okwuje will assess your individual features and design a highly personalized mini face lift jowls treatment to bring out your unique beauty. Using hyaluronic acid-based fillers, barbed lifting PDO threads, collagen-inducing smooth PDO Threads and magic touch, Dr. O’s results have been known to enhance his patients’ features without an apparent intervention.

Attention to detail, experienced judgment, and artistic vision are used to achieve a truly remarkable outcome. The end result is a harmonization of the face that unlocks the individual’s beauty by creating a more symmetrical, youthful, happy, and healthy presence.

Ready to restore your youthful look and love every mirror? Call us to schedule your consultation or appointment today!

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