Facial Volume Loss

Facial volume loss is caused by ageing. As we age our skin loses volume. Less elastin and collagen are produced, leading to sagging, sunken skin, and weaker facial muscles. Facial volume loss contributes to the development of wrinkles.

Sometimes this process can occur at an early age – as young as the 20s – depending upon a person’s genetics and lifestyle choices. A person who smokes is likely to age faster. Stress and certain medications can also trigger these changes.

Treatments for Facial Volume Loss

Loss of facial volume can be a natural result of weight loss, excess sun exposure, smoking, medical conditions, or the ageing process. Areas of the face may begin to lose their structural support as natural collagen production declines, along with an individual’s youthful appearance. However, volume can be restored using a variety of facial volume loss treatments such as dermal fillers, micro-needling, and other surgical as well as non-invasive options.

Facial skin can sag and lose laxity as the reduction of face fat occurs. Wrinkles form and the skin beneath the eyes may appear to hollow as the soft tissue withers. Facial volume loss can make individuals appear older, but there are many effective ways to combat the underlying causes of the condition — reduce the production of collagens.

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Treatment for facial volume loss is dermal filler injections. Different injections are available:

Hyaluronic Acid- Hyaluronic acid adds volume to the cheeks and its effects are semi-permanent, lasting up to 18 months.

Poly-l- lactic acid- Known as Sculptra, this series of injections stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. Collagen gives the skin a fuller appearance. Injections must be administered monthly for several months but the effects are also semi-permanent and can last up to three years.