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 the 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 jawline 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.
Dermal Fillers can plump the skin and fill deep lines and wrinkles that have formed with age. There are different types of dermal fillers available. Ultimately the one that you receive will be the one that is best suits your needs. We discuss with you the results you wish to achieve. Types of fillers include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite. Dermal fillers replace the volume loss that happens over time as we age. They can last anything between six and twelve months.