One of the most common signs of ageing is loss of volume in the face.
As a natural part of the ageing process, skin thickness decreases as does collagen and fat and our skin can lose its elasticity and therefore become lax and less plump than many would like.
This can also lead to a gaunt appearance. In addition to genetics, some of the main causes of facial volume loss include hormonal changes, excessive sun exposure, smoking, poor diet and extreme exercise.
The main areas affected by facial volume loss are:
- The eye area: Forming a hollowing of the under eye, known as the tear trough, often leading to a tired or sad appearance.
- The mid-face/cheek area: The loss of volume in the mid face can mean the cheeks appear flatter with less facial contour. This can also contribute to a tired appearance.
- The lower-face: This includes the nose to mouth lines (commonly known as the nasolabial folds) and a loss of volume or thinning of the lips.
- Neck & jowls: A sagging of the skin below the chin, jawline or neck can be one of the biggest signs of ageing and occur when volume is lost in all areas of the face and skin loses elasticity.
Dr Fiona will assess your facial structure during your initial consultation and discuss the best treatment options depending on your area of concern.