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Understanding Volume Loss in an Aging Face and Combating it with Fillers

With each passing year, the volume loss in an ageing face becomes more pronounced. It is caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes out of your control. Skin laxity, wrinkles and jowls become more pronounced, due to a decrease in the fat pads that sit beneath the skin. In your senior years, your face might start to appear as if it has collapsed around the nose and cheekbones due to bone density re-absorption. All of these changes are hard to avoid.

What Causes Facial Volume Loss?

When you are young, you have a layer of fat under your skin’s surface and ample collagen production. These all work together to give your face the bloom of youth. However, as you age the collagen production slows down significantly, fat loss occurs, and your bone structure changes due to bone density issues.

Several things cause the loss of volume in your face:

1. Menopause: The lack of estrogen experienced at menopause causes the collagen and fat layer of the face to thin out. This leads to sagging, jowls, and wrinkles. Many women also undergo bone density issues which lead to osteoporosis.
2. Dieting: Weight loss depletes the fat layer in the face which causes sagging. Being too thin creates an aged facial appearance. Over time, if you yo-yo diet the sagging will become a permanent fixture.
3. UV Light: Excessive sun exposure accelerates the depletion of collagen which causes dramatic skin laxity.
4. Bone Density: Bone density re-absorption gives the facial features a sunken look and makes a person appear far older than their actual years.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

If you suffer from an increased loss of volume from aging and have a tired or aged look then you may want to consider dermal fillers. Dermal fillers successfully re-volumize skin and give a hydrated youthful appearance. All dermal fillers are made from natural sugar protein and hyaluronic acid. They can be used along the lips, nasal folds, frown lines, cheek, chin, and jowls. When injected in the face, the dermal fillers successfully smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The injections also plump out lips and remove lines to create a youthful pout. The effects of the treatment can be seen instantly. You will have a fuller, more rejuvenated appearance. The increase of volume is clearly noticeable.

Possible Side Effects

You may experience redness at the injection site but it typically diminishes within 24 hours. Bruising and swelling post injecting are all normal side effects after treatment, so plan your treatment around a time that you have very few commitments. One of the greatest risks of dermal filling is vascular-accident, this is when the dermal filler causes occlusion to a vessel thus restricting blood supply to the surrounding skin. The side effect would be increased pain that does not subside, a dusky colour to skin in the area of the pain. Dermal fillers are reversible with a medication called Hyaluronidase which dissolves the product and helps reverse the complication.

At the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic, our highly educated medical staff, offer a full and comprehensive free consultation. We offer a full line of fillers as there are different products for different areas. Dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments to achieve even greater results. Please contact our clinic today to learn more about our many services and to book a consultation. We can successfully help you battle volume loss in an ageing face, see this.

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