What is facial volume loss?
Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of thin lips and hollow/sunken cheeks or temples. It can often give off a grim appearance make people look much older than they actually are. Hollow cheeks appear to recede inward into the facial bones, instead of projecting outward. Around the 30s, you might notice that your lips are becoming thinner and deflated. You might also experience loose skin around the jawline, which gives off the appearance of a weak chin.
What are the causes?
As with most aesthetic concerns, the aging process often results in the loss of facial volume. Not only do our bodies produce less collagen (which gives skin its elasticity and plumpness), but we also lose subcutaneous fat as we grow older. A sudden loss of weight, smoking, and other poor lifestyle choices can also accentuate volume loss. Thin lips occur for the same reason that your skin begins to sag over time: lost collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA give our lips plumpness, moisture, and an overall look of youthfulness. Lip shape and size is also determined by genetics. If your lips are naturally small, there’s a good chance that your lips will begin to thin out in your late 20s.
How is facial volume loss treated?
If you have thin lips, hollow cheeks, and/or hollow temples that you’d like to add volume to, Skin Wellness Center provides dermal filler treatments. Dermal fillers are safe for the body, and when injected into targeted areas, can add plumpness and youth to your face and skin.* We carry Restylane, Juvéderm, Belotero, and Radiesse products, allowing us to address very specific volume loss concerns.
Request treatments in Pinellas Park, Florida
To find out which dermal fillers can add volume and youth back to your face and body, schedule an appointment at Skin Wellness Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.* We will create a custom treatment plan to help you aesthetic goals. To meet with one of our skin experts, request an appointment online or give us a call at (727) 545-3376.