Facial Volume Loss: A Key Factor in the Aging Process (and How to Treat It)

  • Feb 22 2022

When you look in the mirror, do you notice that your skin is not the same as it was when you were younger? Many patients experience facial volume loss as they age and wish there was an easy way to treat this condition. The good news is that you have options to resolve some of these issues under the care of an experienced medical professional. 

 Here are the facts you need to know about how to spot facial volume loss and a few things you can do to correct it. 

Facial Volume Loss and Aging

It is extremely common for people to begin noticing the loss of the volume in their face as they age, particularly as they enter their 30s and 40s. 

This telltale sign of aging often impacts multiple areas of the face, including the following:

  •  Temples
  • Eye sockets
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline or jowls 

 Why does this facial volume loss occur? Most of it has to do with the natural process of aging. The body slowly produces less collagen and skin starts to lose its elastic nature. 

The fat pads in the face also begin to break down, sometimes shifting to other parts of the face. This leads to a change in the shape and structure of the face. 

 Both men and women equally face facial volume loss. Depending on your lifestyle, this process could even be accelerated under certain conditions, such as exposure to smoking. 

 Aging usually occurs so slowly that you may not notice the early signs of facial volume loss. It can look like an increase in wrinkles, lines around your mouth and nose, or flattened cheeks. 

Loose skin can be another sign of volume loss, particularly around your cheeks or the jawline. You may also notice that your skin appears a bit thinner and has less elasticity to it. 

How to Treat Facial Volume Loss

When this telltale sign of aging begins to be more prominent, you might find yourself wondering if there is anything to correct the issue. Dermal fillers could be the solution you have been looking for. This approach works to fill in or replace some of the volumes that you lost in the affected area. 

Common treatment areas for dermal fillers include the following: 

  •  Cheeks
  • Tear troughs
  • Nose
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips and mouth corners
  • Chin

 However, this is not the only thing that dermal fillers can assist with. Dermal fillers can be used to change the shape of the face, even if you don’t have facial volume loss. 

You may also choose to have dermal fillers applied to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. These fillers do not affect the muscles of the face in the same way that Botox does. 

Set Up Your Appointment Today 

If you are interested in shaping your face with dermal fillers, Forest Hills Dentistry offers three unique types of products. This ensures that we have a product that will be the right fit for your needs and aesthetic goals. 

We offer Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Restylane. Depending on the dermal filler selected, your results may last anywhere from 6 to 14 months. 

Our dermal fillers and other aesthetic services are an effective way to rejuvenate your skin and add volume to your face with a non-invasive treatment.

Forest Hills Dentistry can help you combat the signs of facial volume loss that contribute to the appearance of aging. We can bring you a customized approach tailored to your unique needs and goals. Give us a call today to set up your consultation for dermal fillers!

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