What is facial volume loss?
Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of hollow/sunken cheeks or temples and thin lips. It can often give off a grim appearance and make many women and men feel self-conscious. Over time, hollow cheeks appear to recede inward into the facial bones, instead of projecting outward. Around the 30s, you may notice your lips becoming deflated and thinner. You might also experience loose skin around the jawline, which gives off the appearance of a weak chin.
What are the causes?
Like most aesthetic concerns, the aging process often results in the loss of facial volume. Not only do our bodies produce less collagen (which gives skin its elasticity and firmness), but subcutaneous fat is lost as we grow older. A sudden loss of weight, smoking and other poor lifestyle choices can also accelerate a gaunt appearance.
Thin lips occur for the same reason that your skin begins to sag over time: lost collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA give our lips plumpness, moisture and an overall look of youthfulness. Lip shape and size is also determined by genetics. If your lips are naturally small, there’s a good chance that your lips will begin to thin out in your late 20s. Luckily, there are non-surgical treatments that can add and restore volume to the face.
Facial volume treatments in Burlington & Natick, MA
If you live in eastern Massachusetts and you want to either add or restore volume to your face, schedule a free consultation at Laser Gentle Medical Spa. From our locations in Natick and Burlington, MA, we provide dermal filler injections. We carry both Restylane and Juvéderm fillers to address a variety of concerns. Using specific gel formulas, we can plump up your cheeks, temples, lips and provide you with a younger, balanced look. Learn more about Restylane here, and Juvéderm here.
Request a free consultation at Laser Gentle Medical Spa
When you come in for your free consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and create a filler treatment plan just for you. In some cases, more than one filler may be used to achieve optimal results. To schedule your free consultation in Natick, call (508) 975-4263. For Burlington, call (781) 647-1500. You can also select a location below to request an appointment. Get started today!