When most people think of aging, wrinkling and sagging skin top the list of noticeable changes to one’s appearance. In the normal course of aging there is a natural loss of facial fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, the chemical which keeps the skin moist, full, and youthful looking. The process usually begins in the twenties as the skin’s natural supports begin to break down, producing a gradual loss of definition in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples, lips, jawline, and forehead.
Causes Of Facial Volume Loss
Heredity and the normal aging process are the main causes of facial volume loss. However, certain medications may hasten the condition, as well as emotional stress, lifestyle factors, numerous traumas, and extreme dieting and frequent weight gain and weight loss, which cause a stretching of the ligaments that support the soft tissues of the face. Facial volume loss is accompanied by the loss of blood vessels, fat layers and collagen causing the skin to sink in from the lack of these natural supports. Continue reading