Facial Volume Loss
What is Volume Loss?
Additionally, there can be increased skin laxity causing loose skin around the jawline or jowls. To make matters worse, vertical lines may appear on the lips, around the nose, and down from the corners of the mouth, which are known as oral commissures. Volume loss can also make the skin appear drier, thinner, and less firm and vibrant.
The main areas of facial volume loss include:
- Under the eyes
What Causes Volume Loss?
- Sun exposure
- Weight loss
- Certain Medications
When does facial volume loss begin to occur?
What is a facial filler procedure like?
The Solution for Sagging Skin
Our skin specialists at The Dermatology Center have an array of cutting-edge cosmetic tools to help improve the fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss caused by aging or other factors. While in the past, plastic surgery was needed to lift, tone, and tighten the skin, thankfully, innovations in non-surgical techniques like dermal fillers offer patients anti-aging alternatives that provide beautiful results without the downtime a surgical treatment would typically require. Though fillers aren’t permanent, they do offer long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last from six months to a year, if not more in some rare cases.
Dermal fillers can be used to improve lost volume and reshape specific elements of the face to achieve desired results. In addition to augmenting and sculpting the face, some dermal injectables are formulated to boost the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, helping improve the long-term effects of aging.
Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring bodily substance that provides the skin with fullness and volume. It is the world’s most used and studied dermal filler. Restylane® restores contours to the skin by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds like the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. The three dimensional hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane® allow them to bind many times their own weight in water and as the hyaluronic acid begins to diminish, each molecule can bind to more water which helps maintain the effects of the treatment for about six months.
Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume. Restylane Lyft™, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. Through nonsurgical injections, Restylane Lyft™ is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and mid-face area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.