FACIAL VOLUME LOSS
What is facial volume loss?
As we age, we lose our natural hyaluronic acid supplies and as a result, our skin becomes less hydrated, less plump and less firm. We also naturally lose the fatty layers or pads under the skin’s surface and collagen which gives our skin its volume. As we lose fat and collagen over time fine lines and wrinkles appear. This happens because as we age we don’t produce as much collagen, elastin and our fatty pads start to reduce in size which makes the skin appear thinner and the face starts to sag. Hormonal changes, smoking and lifestyle can increase the impacts of ageing. Sun damage can also increase the ageing process, increasing any facial volume loss.
To prevent facial volume loss, a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your skin well with SPF in day to day life and avoiding excess smoking and alcohol consumption will prevent any premature facial volume loss. It is a natural process which cannot be stopped. The appearance of any facial volume loss can be reduce by taking good care of your skin. It is also possible to have Profhilo which is a hyaluronic acid gel which stimulates the body’s production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin resulting in an improvement in skin laxity and an overall smoother, more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are also used to increase facial volume as replace lost volume, lifting and firming up the skin and gives it a more youthful, plump appearance.