As we age, our faces lose some of the natural structure that keeps skin looking young, supple, soft, and taut. Volume loss occurs as we age because of collagen loss, fat loss, redistribution, and bone density loss. As the skin ages the middle layer of skin thins due to collagen loss, reducing the skin’s ability to retain elasticity and moisture. A youthful look depends on having the right amount of facial fat in the proper places, and this loss or drooping volume can make our faces look sunken or tired.
The areas that typically lose volume are the under eye area, cheeks, lips, and eyebrows. As the face loses volume, the skin begins to sag causing: wrinkles, folds, jowls, furrows, folds, laugh lines, deep circles under eyes, sagging neck skin, and marionette lines to form.
Luckily, there are very effective volume restoration treatments that can bring back a more youthful appearance, softening the years on your face, the most effective being dermal filler injections.