Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of hollow or sunken cheeks and thin lips.
Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of hollow or sunken cheeks and thin lips. This can give off a grim appearance. Hollow cheeks appear to recede inward into the facial bones, instead of projecting outward. The thin, hollow look that was once popular in the 90s is now a thing of the past. Now, more and more people desire a plump look to their face.
Like most aesthetic concerns, the aging process often results in a loss of facial volume. Not only do our bodies produce less collagen (which gives skin its elasticity and plumpness), but they produce less subcutaneous fat as we grow older. A sudden loss of weight, smoking and other poor lifestyle choices can also accelerate this look.
Hollow temples refer to volume loss of the temple, the region on each side of the face between the top of the cheekbone and the brow bone next to the eye. Volume loss in this area can create an unflattering shadow effect, leading to a dreary appearance of the eyes and face. The temples are definitely an overlooked aspect of the face and most people wouldn’t think to address them with aesthetic treatments. Adding volume to the temples with injectable facial fillers can provide stunning results, however, and can give you the more youthful look you’ve been desiring.
Thinning lips describes a common concern among women and men, even at an early age. Around the 30s, you might notice that your lips becoming thinner and deflated. The fact is, thin lips occur for the same reason that your skin begins to sag over time: lost collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA give our lips plumpness, moisture and an overall look of youthfulness. Lip shape and size is also determined by genetics. If your lips are naturally small, there’s a good chance that your lips will begin to thin out in your late 20s.
From our spa in Methuen, MA, we use injectable dermal fillers to add treat hollow temples, hollow cheeks, thin lips and the other signs of facial volume loss. The Restylane family of products uses hyaluronic acid (a naturally-occurring substance found in the body) to temporarily plump up areas of the mouth and face.* Restylane is our dermal filler of choice and, depending on your aesthetic goals, we can use the right product to give you a more youthful appearance.*
If you live in the Merrimack Valley and you suffer from facial volume loss, schedule a free consultation at Laser Aesthetic. We will assess your face and determine which fillers are needed. With a custom treatment plan, you’ll be able to maintain amazing results!* To get started, request your consultation online or give us a call at (978) 685-2737.