Facial Volume Loss
You may notice a change in the appearance of your skin, typically in the form of deepening lines and wrinkles. But what may be less obvious is age-related mid face volume loss.
Facial Volume Loss – Loss Of Collagen
As you grow older, you begin to experience a loss of collagen and facial fat. Collagen is vital because it is the substance produced by your body that keeps your skin looking young and moist. As the skin begins to age, it loses much of its youthful elasticity, which results in the emergence of wrinkles. This also leads to a loss of definition throughout various areas of the face.
What causes Facial Volume Loss?
Heredity and the normal aging process are the main causes of facial volume loss. However, certain medications may hasten the condition, as well as emotional stress, lifestyle factors, numerous traumas, and extreme “yo-yo” dieting and frequent weight gain and weight loss, which cause a stretching of the ligaments that support the soft tissues of the face. Facial volume loss is accompanied by the loss of blood vessels, fat layers and collagen causing the skin to sink in from the lack of these natural supports. Smoking, prolonged sun exposure, and severe illness also contribute to a general loss of facial volume.
You no longer have to live with these unsightly signs of aging, as we offer a number of treatments that will restore facial volume. These non-surgical treatments are performed in our office through the use of facial fillers. These injectables work quickly to restore facial volume, as results are usually visible within a short amount of time and can last on average up to a anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years depending on the product used. Both are easily administered in ou office without any donor site pain or bruising. While these procedures are easy and safe, it takes experienced hands, eyes and judgement to achieve the best outcomes.