Is facial sagging and loss of facial volume making you look old?
The normal ageing process causes loss of facial volume, as does sudden weight loss.
There are other factors that may affect the amount of volume in the face – certain medications; stress levels; extreme dieting and lifestyle factors, but invariably we all lose facial volume as we get older.
We lose facial fat and collagen, the chemical which keeps the skin moist and full and youthful looking. As the skin’s natural supports begin to break down, we see a gradual loss of definition in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples, lips, jawline, and forehead – and the skin loses a lot of its elasticity.
Facial volume loss is accompanied by the loss of blood vessels, fat layers and collagen causing the skin to sink in from the lack of these natural supports.
Smoking, prolonged sun exposure, and severe illness also contribute to a general loss of facial volume. Prolonged stress from the loss of a job, family illness or death, financial problems, and hormone changes only accelerate the process.
What does Volume Loss look like?
As you begin to lose facial volume, which can start in your late twenties but really becomes more evident in your 40s, you’ll see your skin will have acquired lines or wrinkles due to collagen and facial fat depletion.
There is a hollowing around the eye sockets along with sunken temples, flattened cheeks, and loose skin around the jawline, which gives us a jowly appearance.
Fine lines appear on the lips and around the nose. Nasolabial folds form around the corners of the nose and mouth and oral commissures develop just beneath the corner of the mouth. The skin appears drier, thinner, and less pliable and vibrant – lean over a mirror held beneath your face and see what droops!
How can I regain lost facial volume to look younger?
Years ago the only option open to people who wanted to arrest the ageing process was a facelift – a complex surgery requiring substantial downtime. These days cosmetic doctors have a large range of dermal fillers to use which can replace facial volume non-surgical, with a couple of simple injections.
There are several dermal fillers available, depending on the area of the face being treated and the issues being addressed. Every face is different, so the consultation process at Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin is thorough and dermal filler procedures are tailored specifically to your individual needs.
Facial Volume Loss Solutions
The range of dermal fillers available includes:
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juverderm Ultra Plus
If you are experiencing extensive volume loss, you can opt for the revolutionary 8 point lift. This ‘liquid facelift’ uses Juvederm products at 8 key points of the face to lift, tighten, plump and fill the face, replacing lost volume and restoring a youthful plumpness.
To find out more just call Cosmetic Doctor Dublin on 01 685 3100.