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One of the key aspects of ageing is loss of facial volume. When we are young, our faces are full, voluminous, radiant and youthful, but with the passage of time, we lose volume. The skin becomes thinner and more dehydrated, our bones begin to be reabsorbed, our natural fat pads disintegrate and drop down and lines and wrinkles start to appear.

What is loss of volume?

Loss of volume elderlyWe lose volume across the whole face although the most obvious places are the cheeks, the lips and the brow. Simply erasing these lines does not correct the problem and when considering any cosmetic treatment it is always important to consider why these lines have appeared. By restoring volume where it has been lost is the perfect solution, creating facial rejuvenation and a younger looking you! Similarly, volume is lost in other areas of the body, especially the décolletage and backs of the hand resulting in crêpe skin. Dermal fillers are the perfect solution to these problems and are safe and effective.

Not only can volume loss be addressed by the injection of Dermal fillers, but we can also stimulate the skin to re-volumise itself using various skin rejuvenation treatments. Although these techniques do not give such a quick or pronounced effect, they do provide very natural results and also serve to improve the general quality of the skin. By stimulating the skin, we aim to promote the increased production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – the skin’s natural scaffolding.

Rejuvenation can be achieved using Cosmeceutical skincare products or stimulation of the skin with techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma, Carboxytherapy, Microdermabrasion, Dermaroller/Dermapen or Skin Peels.

Loss of volume is often made worse by sagging, where the fat pads and tissue of the face descend, leading to jowls appearing at the jaw line and nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the corners of the mouth. Sometimes instead of replacing volume, a better aesthetic result can be achieved by lifting these areas back up and putting volume back where it should be to recreate a younger looking face.