Have you recently noticed a change in facial volume that has left sunken areas under your eyes or around your cheeks? If so, you are not alone. This type of skin development is not unusual as we age. This unwelcome change often leads to people looking different and tired, which can negatively impact their satisfaction with life.
Lost Facial Volume Causes
Weight loss is a common cause of a loss of facial volume, as the fat that once plumped the skin under the eyes or around the cheeks begins to go away. Your health may improve after losing weight, but the appearance of your skin may not. Although it is unhealthy, the presence of fat can actually mask the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by smoothing them out. As you lose weight, they can return with a vengeance.
The aging process itself is another very common cause of lost facial volume. Over time, your skin begins losing its elasticity and starts to sag. This can leave the area of displacement looking hollow.
Fortunately, a treatment is available to help enhance facial volume. It is safe, effective, and requires little to no downtime.
Dermal fillers are injectable formulations containing various safe substances that promote an increase in skin volume. If you are suffering from a loss of facial volume around your cheeks or under your eyes, treatment with dermal fillers may be right for you.
One advantage to dermal fillers is that they do not require surgery and are minimally-invasive, making this type of treatment a great choice for those who do not want a lengthy recovery period. In fact, most patients are able to resume their daily activities immediately after their treatment.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid makes a great addition to any type of dermal filler because it is a natural substance produced by your own body, which means there is very little chance of having an allergic reaction. This substance acts like a sponge in your skin, soaking up water and plumping your skin cells.
When you go through the aging process, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, leading to a gradual loss of facial fullness. By injecting hyaluronic acid in the form of a dermal filler, we are replacing the natural hyaluronic acid that you have lost. This helps reverse the process and naturally plumps your skin, filling in hollowed areas.
To schedule a consultation with us today, you can contact our office at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento. We would be happy to help you enhance the volume and elasticity of your skin that you are missing!