Loss of volume in the face is one of the main effects of ageing. Young skin is full of volume but as we age wrinkles start to form and the face can appear hollow and drained. Volume needs to be added to the skin as well as tightening in order to retain a youthful appearance. The areas that are most usually affected by loss of volume are the temples, cheeks, brows, smile lines and lips. Cheeks are one of the most noticeable areas. They sag and can drop from up near the eye area to a lower position. This can lead to the formation of nasolabial folds, which occur in the folds of skin between the corners of the nose to the mouth. Folds near the corners of the mouth also form and they are referred to as oral commissures. Additionally, the skin around the jaw line will also sag causing jowls.
Faces that experience a loss of volume tend to look squarer than the usual inverted triangle shape that they have when we are young. Another crucial area where loss of volume occurs is in the brows, which causes the exposure of the orbital rim and can give the appearance of a hollow face.
Hyaluronic acid production decreases with age and this is one of the key reasons that skin loses its softness and suppleness. This, combined with the oil producing glands drying up and the loss of collagen is what causes wrinkles and is the reason why skin starts to lose its plumpness. However with modern advancements in the beauty industry it is now easier than ever to restore volume to the skin.
Sculptra is one of the new treatments that helps restore volume to the skin. Using a long lasting carefully placed injection, Scupltra penetrates deep into the dermis and reinforces its structure and replaces the collagen that has been lost. Deep facial wrinkles and folds will be filled and fullness will be restored. Cheek bones can be redefined and the hollowness from the eye area can be removed. The effects of Scupltra can last up to three years.
Dermal Fillers can also be used to plump the skin and fill deep lines and wrinkles that have formed with age. There are different types of dermal fillers available and ultimately the one that you receive will be the one that is best suited to your needs and to the results you wish to achieve. Types of fillers include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite. Dermal fillers are used to replace the volume that your skin has lost over time. They can last anything between six and twelve months.
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