Facial volume loss occurs as we age, resulting in a wider jawline, hollowness under the eyes and flatter cheeks. Cheeks sag and move from their usual high position near the eyes to lower down in the face, resulting in a loss a facial contour. Facial volume loss can change the appearance of the face, making it appear more sad or tired. This happens due to a combination of internal processes and external factors.
As we age, the outermost layer of the skin- the epidermis, produces less hyaluronic acid as well as fewer lipids. This makes it more difficult for the skin to retain moisture, causing the skin to begin to sag. The deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, loses collagen and elastin, worsening the thinning of the skin, and leading to the face looking more drawn in and sunken.
The sun and smoking may also damage collagen, causing premature ageing and facial volume loss.
We have a number of treatments suitable for facial volume loss at Harpenden Skin Clinic, including dermal fillers.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.