What is facial volume loss?
Facial volume loss is often noticeable in the form of hollow/sunken cheeks or temples and thin lips. It usually gives off a grim appearance. Hollow cheeks appear to recede inward into the facial bones, instead of projecting outward. Around the 30s, you might notice your lips becoming thinner and more deflated. You might also experience loose skin around the jawline, which gives off the appearance of a weak chin.
What causes facial volume loss?
As with 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 plumpness), but subcutaneous fat is lost as we grow older. A sudden loss of weight, smoking, and other poor lifestyle choices can also accelerate this look.
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.
Schedule volume loss treatments
If you have thin lips, hollow cheeks, or hollow temples that you’d like to add volume to, schedule treatments at Skin Medical Aesthetics in Windham, Maine. We provide Juvéderm filler injections. Juvéderm is safe for the body and can add plumpness and youth to your face and skin. We carry the entire Juvéderm family of products, which allows us to address particular volume loss concerns in multiple areas of the face, and even the hands!