WITH Zoom calls now part of our everyday lives, we’ve never been more self-conscious of our jawlines and jowls.
So it’s no wonder demand for chin-toning has risen by 78 per cent, according to the Save Face directory of practitioners for non-surgical procedures.
Demands for non-surgical chin-toning procedures have risen by 78 per cent, here three women share different methods which gave them the jawline they dreamt ofCredit: Shutterstock
But can you lift your chin without opting for fillers or going under the knife?
Three women tell Siobhan O’Connor how they toned their jawlines using very different methods.
SALES manager Katrina Brooks was desperate to look fabulous before reaching 60.
So the mum of two, who has sons Will, 30, and Ned, 29, decided to spend £2,100 on three non-surgical treatments to deal with sagging skin around her neck.
Katrina Brooks, before her treatment, spent £2,100 on three non-surgical radio frequency treatments – to look her best at 60
Katrina, from Hale, Gtr Manchester, says: “I HATED that I had jowls as I felt very self-conscious about my jawline. So I was determined to do something about it – especially as I will be turning 60 later this year.
“I had already had skincare treatments called ZO Skin Health at KP Aesthetics in my home town, so when they told me about a new treatment they were offering called Morpheus8, I felt confident trusting them.
“The treatment is meant to be loved by Kim Kardashian and Amanda Holden, so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s non-invasive and the “before and after” results spoke for themselves.
“The treatment is micro-needling that uses radio frequency energy to contour the face. It penetrates deep into the skin and stimulates collagen.
Sales manager Katrina, after the treatment, says ‘I was complimented in person and on Zoom calls as I look so refreshed’
“I had my final treatment in August last year and they say the best results are usually three to six months after the last treatment.
“I am so happy with it now – it’s made me feel younger as my neck looks a lot more sculpted and toned.
“I was complimented in person and on Zoom calls as I look so refreshed, while my friends and family have asked if I’ve been on holiday because I look so well and they’ve all been asking what my secret is.
“I feel like my skin looks plumper and more supple. I’ve got a more youthful glow and I’ve got rid of my sagging jowls just in time for spring – and before I hit 60!”
BEAUTY therapist Julie Ottewell, 44, suffers from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which affects the movement of her jaw, and she often grinds her teeth at night.
The mum of three, from Milford, Derbys, who divorced last year, says: “I WAS used to waking up and feeling pain in my face on a regular basis thanks to my condition, but one morning I noticed something different.
Julie Ottewell, 44, suffers from temporomandibular joint disorder and saw her skin starting to drop
“I looked dull and tired, but it was my jawline that saw the most drastic change. It had completely lost definition and my skin had started to droop – it looked like I had several chins.
“I was stressed and depressed at the time, not looking after myself properly, busy with work and children. I came across face yoga in 2018 and it seemed like the best alternative to going under the knife.
“I signed up to a 21-day course with Danielle Collins for £21 and I noticed a difference in four days.
“I started to glow again and the puffiness around my eyes reduced. A week in and my headaches, caused by my jaw disorder, completely stopped.
The beauty therapist opted for face yoga, here after the transformation, instead of going under the knife and says ‘It’s a must-try treatment’
“I stopped grinding my teeth, my sinuses unblocked and I could breathe so much better. After another week, I could really see a difference in how I looked – my jawline returned.
“I massage my face every day, sometimes just for ten minutes, other times up to an hour. Then I give my jaw a workout. I always start by tilting my head back and raising my tongue up to the roof of my mouth and back down.
“I use my fingers to tap underneath my chin to tighten the skin and drain excess fluid by using my fingers in hook shapes to slide across my jawline and lift off.
“It’s a must-try treatment that doesn’t require much money or needles.”
Tammy King weighed 13st 5lb during the first lockdown and now weighs 11st 4lb.
Working from home made the 29-year-old accounts adviser feel sluggish as she was missing out on the daily commute and twice-a-week gym sessions.
Tammy King, here weighing 13st 5lb, used a 12-week workout plan (£49.99) to lose weight and give shape to her face
Tammy, from Nuneaton, Warks, lives with boyfriend, Paul Benford, 30, a freelance illustrator.
She says: “I DID not realise my face had changed shape until I started doing more Zoom meetings. I looked rounder and my jawline had vanished. Looking at myself on calls made me notice my face was carrying a lot more weight than normal. I had gained weight on my body, too.
“Lockdown made me lazy. The number of takeaways I ordered shot up. I was snacking when I wasn’t even hungry and barely moving.
“I decided to eat healthier. I wanted something easy to begin with so I chose Alexandra Cane’s Happy Body Plan.
The 29-year-old account adviser, here 11st 4lb, says ‘Looking back, I can see that my face looks much better now’
“I chose a 12-week plan for £49.99. This started off as ten-minute daily HIIT [high-intensity interval training] exercises and eating only 1,400 calories per day.
“As I began to exercise more, I upped my calorie intake to 1,600. I adapted the meal plan and used cookbooks such as Pinch Of Nom.
“Working out six days a week for just 10-15 minutes a day, I started to see results two weeks into the plan.
“When the 12-week plan ended I started going on more walks and bought myself a mini-trampoline.
“Now I do 45-minute HIIT sessions on YouTube three times a week.
“My boyfriend Paul began to notice a difference before I did and would tell me how good I looked.
“Looking back, I can see that my face looks much better now.”
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