Facial Volume Loss
At The Stepanyan Clinic, we provide multiple options for the treatment of prematurely aging skin. We use a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating skin
What is Facial Volume Loss?
Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of hollow/sunken cheeks or temples and thin lips. It can often give off a grim appearance. Hollow cheeks appear to recede inward into the facial bones, instead of projecting outward. If you are in your 30s, you might notice that your lips are becoming thinner and deflated. You might also experience loose skin around the jawline, which gives off the appearance of a weak chin.
What Are the Causes?
As with most aesthetic concerns, the loss of facial volume often results from the aging process. 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 accentuate 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.
Treating Facial Volume Loss
If you have thin lips, hollow cheeks, and/or hollow temples that you’d like to add volume to, we have a number of options at The Stepanyan Clinic, including VirtueRF, Morpheus, and dermal filler injections. All of these options are safe and can add plumpness and youth to your face and skin.