How are these areas affected by age?

These areas are particularly affected by ageing. In time the jawline tends to sag forming jowls and the development of more prominent bands in the neck formed by the platysma muscle also helps to pull the lower face downwards. Lines and creases extend down the neck and on to the décolletage.

What treatment options are available?

Relaxing the platysma muscle reduces the bands seen in the neck and can give a lifting effect in the lower face by reducing the downward pull on the jawline. Adding hyaluronic acid products and skin boosters are ways of helping reduce lines and skin damage in these areas. There also options to use threads to tension the jawline and, in some situations, fat-dissolving injections can reduce jowls.