About Facial Volume Loss

As we age, our skin loses volume that results in sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles on the face, neck, and body. Such age-related volume loss can leave you looking tired and old—something no one enjoys. Thanks to modern innovations in cosmetic medicine, there are many options now available to help combat these unwelcome signs of aging. From topical creams to injectables to advanced laser treatments, there is an exciting variety of choices available to lift and rejuvenate one’s appearance.

The cosmetic medicine experts at Aesthetic Artistry Laser Centers in Bethesda and Annapolis specialize in the latest rejuvenation techniques to help you look your best at any age. A more youthful appearance is possible when you work with the experts at AALC.

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What is Facial Volume Loss?

Facial volume loss is rooted in the loss of the natural fat layers and collagen in the skin as we age. This reduction in volume sets the stage for a variety of symptoms to appear— sunken temples, flattened or droopy cheeks, hollowed under eyes, and shrinking wrinkled lips. Other symptoms include loose skin around the jowls and neck, due to skin laxity. As the skin sinks, lines also appear around the mouth and nose. Add to all of this, dryer, duller, thinner skin.

Common areas facial volume loss appears:

  • Around Eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Neck
  • Temples

What Causes Volume Loss?

As we age, our facial volume decreases as our bodies produce less collagen and elastin—two key ingredients that work to keep our skin firm and hydrated. As collagen and elastin are lost, the face begins to deflate and wrinkle, leaving us looking sunken, tired, and dull. Beyond natural of aging, some other things that contribute to the loss of facial volume are environmental and lifestyle-based.

Contributors to Facial Volume Loss

  • Alcohol
  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Sun Damage
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking

When Does the Loss of Facial Volume Begin?

The decline in facial volume typically begins in our ’20s and starts subtly and increases as we age. Some people experience more rapid volume loss than others. Various circumstance and self care choices can influence facial volume loss. Scientist believe there are serval factors involved in facial volume loss, and have identified some of the follow common contributors beyond genetics alone, these include: diet, weight loss, stress, enviromental pollutents, and among other reasons. The best thing you can do to help prevent facial volume loss is good self care and healthy living choices, but alas genetics do also play a large roll in this condition associated with aging.

Treatments for Facial Volume Loss

Thanks to modern innovations and science, we now have a variety of fast-acting cosmetic options to help prevent, diminish, or improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sunken skin caused by aging and other factors. These restorative treatments typically require little to no downtown too.

  • Dermal Fillers – Designed to inflate, plump and tighten skin, and stimulate collagen and elastin production in the body
  • Laser Treatments – Designed to minimize wrinkles, promote cell turnover, and collagen production.

Dermal Fillers for Loss of Facial Volume and Sagging Skin

Thanks to modern innovations, surgical facelifts are no longer necessary to tighten, lift, and tone skin. Dermal fillers are the latest weapon in the arsenal against facial volume loss and combat the appearance of wrinkles too. These exciting new fillers are quickly injected during an office visit and require no downtime to produce an improved appearance.

Learn more about Juvéderm and Restylane Dermal Fillers

Liquid Facelift Treatments for Facial Volume Loss

For more advanced facial rejuvenation cosmetic treatments, a fast-acting Liquid Facelift can produce the best results. A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure performed with a combination of Botox and Dermal Filler injections to the face and neck and requires little to no downtime to recover.

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AALC Experts in Facial Volume Restoration

Find out how AALC can help restore volume and rejuvenate your face and neck. Our team of licensed, certified anti-aging specialists is ready to assess your needs, explain treatment options, and help you to revitalize your appearance.

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