Ageing affects everyone in a different way, and one extremely common sign of ageing is facial volume loss. Young faces are thick, plump and firm, but as the body ages various changes take place which can lead to a loss in volume.

As the body ages, the facial fat pads are diminished, and muscle mass is lost, making the face look thinner. This is combined with the skin on the face losing its elasticity and collagen which results in sagging skin that is prone to wrinkles and lines. The bones in the face also change with age and contribute to an aged appearance. The eye sockets, nose and upper jaw transform with age and often sink resulting in facial volume loss.

Facial volume loss occurs naturally with age and affects everyone differently. Some individuals may be more prone to facial volume loss because of genetics, smoking or sun damage. Whatever the cause of facial volume loss, it can dramatically change the appearance of the face and cause individuals to be self-conscious and lack confidence in the way they look.

Facial Volume Loss Treatments At Hans Place Practice

At Hans Place Practice, we have a lot of experience in treating facial volume loss, and our team are experts in cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of the face and reduce signs of ageing. We usually recommend Dermal Fillers as a treatment for facial volume loss; however, we advise that everyone considering treatment has a full skincare assessment with our team beforehand.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are designed to help replenish facial volume loss by replacing collagen and plumping the underlying facial structure. A range of different filler substances are available, including Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero, and they are all designed to be almost identical to the hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in the body.

Dermal fillers work with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to fill and plump diminished facial fat pads and smooth the skin. As these fillers are injected deep into the face structure, the results are natural and fight the signs of ageing caused by a changing bone structure.

Find out more about dermal fillers here.