As we age, our skin naturally changes. In addition to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging (thanks to gravity), one of the biggest markers of aging is facial volume loss. As we lose laxity and the reduction of face fat occurs, wrinkles form and the skin beneath the eyes may appear to hollow as the soft tissue withers. This loss of facial volume is gradual and normal, but can still be disheartening.
One of the primary reasons for facial volume loss is the decline of collagen production in the body. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that helps provide a support structure for the skin. It gives the skin a plump and firm appearance. However, as collagen naturally reduces over time, the elasticity of the facial skin also takes a toll.
There’s a reason it’s called “baby fat.” In tandem with collagen, loss is the shifting of fat that occurs as we get older — face fat that was once evenly distributed around the eyes, cheeks, forehead, temples, and mouth shifts and diminishes. These two factors, fat loss, and collagen loss can cause the face to appear aged.
Additionally, environmental factors such as sun damage and air pollution can contribute to a sped-up aging process by penetrating the epidermis and speeding up collagen and elastin breakdown.
However, if the effects of Father Time are causing you to lose confidence, there are safe, affordable ways to help yourself feel like the best version of yourself: One of the most impactful solutions is filler.
Here’s how filler can help restore lost volume and bring back your confidence in the process.
Filler is an injectable, non-surgical treatment that, as the name suggests, involves filling in areas of the face that have lost volume or are starting to show the signs of aging. Most fillers are made up primarily of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a protein naturally produced by your body and already found in your skin and cartilage.
Injected HA fillers can restore plumpness and replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid. One injection can last up to a year and will add volume and decrease wrinkles depending on the injection site.
- Enhance contours and sagging skin
- Soften facial lines
- Improve the appearance of wrinkles
- Plump thin lips
Increase volume in areas like underneath the eyes, lips, and facial folds and contours.
One of the best benefits of filler is that you’ll see the effects immediately. With no downtime and no waiting around, this is a great option to see improvement right away.
Even though age happens to all of us if we’re lucky, the impacts on our skin and body can still be an adjustment. We’re here to help you feel like the best version of yourself. Request an appointment online or give us a call and book your consult today and see if dermal filler is right for you: (727) 545-3376.