We all have varying degrees of fullness in our faces, which can be depleted for different reasons. Aging is the number one reason we lose facial volume. Weight loss will also cause you to lose volume in your face, making it look hollow, older, and more wrinkled. Excessive sun exposure can also cause facial volume loss because it accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. When these break down, fat loss can be accentuated and the face can appear gaunt. Hormones are another contributing factor to the breakdown of facial volume. Estrogen levels decrease with age and cause fat to thin, often making the skin droop or sag. Additional factors that can deplete facial volume are a decrease of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin. Both of these elements create the plump, dewy look we associate with a youthful face.
REVERSING FACIAL VOLUME LOSS
At Kwan Dermatology, we offer a variety of safe, non-invasive procedures to help replenish your facial volume and restore youthful plumpness to your face. Some of the most popular techniques for restoring facial volume are injectable fillers such as radiesse, juvederm, and restylane. These can be used to re-plump cheekbones, fill hollowing in the eye area, marionette lines that extend down from the nose, restore thinning lips and loss of volume around the chin that causes a pucker of skin that extends down from the corners of the mouth.