Norwood Clinic:

Skin Concerns


Jowls is the sagging, loose skin below the jawline, sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck’ or facial sagging. Treatments for jowls can be broadly put in two categories. You can choose to add structure and definition through dermal fillers. Alternatively you can access rejuvenation treatments that will improve your skin for an overall firmer look. 

The term “jowls” describes sagging, loose skin below the jawline, which most people develop with age.

Facial sagging

As we age, it is natural for facial sagging to occur around the chin and jawline. Jowls give the appearance that the normal jawline position has dropped and definition of the face is lost. It is not necessarily a sign of being overweight and does not indicate underlying health problems.

Turkey neck

People with jowls may experience creepy, wrinkled skin, sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck’; or they may have another layer of skin that drops below their jaw, more like a double chin.

Aside from ageing, a number of other factors can also contribute to having jowls.

Both sun-damage and smoking can accelerate the ageing process, resulting in a loss of the skin’s elasticity and collagen.

Genetics can also play a part in the development of jowls; those with a genetic predisposition will be more likely to develop them. It has also been suggested that sleeping on your front or side consistently may cause jowls to form over time.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can help to restore volume, lift, redefine and tighten the jaw area. There are many types of dermal fillers which may be more effective in treating different skin concerns. 

This treatment has mostly plumping, volume restoring properties and can work effectively alongside other treatments to lift and restore structure and definition to the jawline. 

Dermal Needling
Dermal needling treatment is also known as a collagen induction therapy which punctures fine, tiny holes in the skin to encourage skin cell renewal and stimulate the body’s natural healing response. 

When this response is activated, collagen and elastin (two proteins that are fundamental in warding off wrinkles) are produced to create an immediate brighter, younger look. This treatment is also effective in reducing scarring, evening any pigmentation and UV ray exposure. This would be a good option to treat multiple concerns in one treatment.

Plasma Pen 

Plasma Pen is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that can enhance the appearance and firmness of your skin.

The plasma gas produced by the pen encourages the production of new cells and collagen to create rejuvenation, plump skin. Superficial wounds will be apparent on the skin,but will flake off in the days following the treatment to reveal gorgeous results. 

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Skin Tightening

HIFU uses concentrated ultrasound energy to the face, neck and body by a handheld device.  It is a non-invasive treatment that helps stimulates the cells, resulting in tissue rejuvenation and collagen production. The overall effect of the treatment is to promote tightening and lifting of the skin in these areas.

A HIFU treatment can help stimulate tissue rejuvenation and collagen production – resulting in the tightening and lifting of saggy skin. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, this can produce results akin to facial sculpting (but without the need for surgery)


We are always happy to help if you have any skin-related problems.