Facial Volume Loss and What You Can Do About It
- Posted on: Oct 30 2016
Aging isn’t easy, even if it does happen to everybody
One of the things that happens to your skin as you age is the loss of facial fat and collagen, the substance that keeps your skin looking moist and young. This loss of collagen and fat combines with a loss of elasticity. The result is wrinkles and a decrease in facial definition in the cheeks, eye sockets, lips, jawline, and forehead. This usually begins in the 20s as the skin’s natural supports begin to break down, however, life-style or environmental factors can contribute to and even speed up the process.
Heredity and the aging process are the main causes of facial volume loss. Certain medications may hasten the condition, as well as emotional stress, hormonal changes, lifestyle factors, emotional trauma, and frequent weight gain or weight loss – which causes 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 shrink due to the lack of these natural supports. Smoking, prolonged sun exposure, and severe illness may also contribute to a general loss of facial volume.
We offer a variety of dermal facial fillers which address the loss of facial volume, including:
- Juvéderm Ultra
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus
- Juvéderm Voluma
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lift
Each filler has its own unique advantages. Juvéderm® fillers are best at addressing wrinkles. Restylane restores volume and fullness to the skin. Radiesse treats wrinkles and builds facial contours, especially to the chin and cheekbones. Sculptra is best known for plumping facial tissue by replacing lost collagen. It’s perfect for treating areas that have shallow wrinkles and lines from loss of facial volume.
Filler treatments take about 10 to 30 minutes and are done in our office. Pain is minimal and there is no anesthesia required. We make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible. When the procedure is completed, you are free to resume your daily activities.
With holiday parties on the horizon, now is the perfect time to address your signs of facial volume loss. We invite you to call to schedule an appointment, today.
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