Facial Volume Loss

Facial Volume Loss

Facial Volume Loss and skin rejuvenation

Volume loss and Ageing

One of the key effects of ageing is that our faces lose volume. When we are young, our face is full and voluminous, without any wrinkles. As we get older, wrinkles and folds start forming and the face appears hollowed and sucked in. Thus, volume needs to be added. If it is only 'tightened', it would look incomplete
as wrinkles and folds would still be visible.

Areas of the face likely to get affected

The temples, cheeks, brows, smile lines and lips often reflect facial volume loss. Cheeks tend to sag and descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes to a lower position, leading to the formation of nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth), oral commissures (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and jowls (the skin that sags beneath the jaw line). With age, the face looks more like a square while a youthful face resembles the shape of an upside-down triangle – a line through the eyes forming the base, and the chin forming the point of the triangle. Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim (the area between the eyebrows and the eyes). Thus adding volume becomes more important to make the face look more youthful than just erasing wrinkles and fine lines.

Why does skin age?

With increasing age, the hyaluronic acid content in the skin decreases, reducing its capacity to stay moist and supple. Oil-producing glands reduce their activity and the skin becomes dry. The skin also starts losing its fat, thus looking less youthful and smooth.

Skin at different ages

  • At 25 – Visible aging of the skin starts and the skin begins to replace old cells more slowly.
  • At 30 – More fine lines develop as collagen and elastin break down and the delicate skin under both the eyes begins to thin.
  • At 40 – Deeper lines begin to form around the mouth and eyes. Furrows appear on the forehead and circles under the eyes may grow into pouches. Skin becomes noticeably drier.
  • At 45+ – Skin becomes thinner, partly because of hormonal changes, thus losing much of its strength and elasticity.
  • At 50+ – Age starts to show on your face.

How Skin & You Clinic can help you combat facial volume loss?

The doctors at Skin & You Clinic, Mumbai, specialize in non-surgical replacement of facial volume with dermal fillers. We will be able to discuss your concerns and appropriately assess how adding facial volume can help you achieve a younger appearance that remains natural.

Treatments at SkinandYou Clinic for Facial Volume Loss