When you look in the mirror in the morning, it can either be the best part of your day, or it can be one of the more depressing parts of your day. Looking at yourself in the mirror can be depressing when you start to notice the effects that aging is having on your appearance. There are a lot of telltale signs that indicate your face is getting older. These include fine lines and wrinkles as well as changes in your skin. However, the primary sign indicating that your face is aging is the loss of facial volume. Fortunately, injectable treatments like Voluma® can be used to restore lost facial volume.
Losing facial volume can be insidious because it can happen very slowly. For some people, it can happen virtually overnight. Every person has a measure of fat in their face, and this fat is what gives them their youthful and healthy appearance. As your face starts to experience volume loss, your bone structure and muscles become more prominent, giving your face a harsher and more angular appearance.
Facial volume loss results in your face transforming from having the youthful triangle of beauty to having the triangle of age. The triangle of beauty is basically where facial volume makes your cheeks full, and your face comes down to a point at your chin. As you lose facial volume or the fat deposits in your face shift, the fat in your cheeks disappear, and you start to see a collection of skin and fat on your jowls. All of these things make you look older.
There are certain things that speed up the aging process. For example, if a person yo-yo diets, they will eventually stretch the ligaments that support the tissues of their face. This leads to a loss of elasticity and facial volume, which makes a person look older.
Excessive exposure to the sun is another reason why you may be experiencing premature facial volume loss. Exposure to the sun accelerates the breakdown of collagen in your skin. This affects your body’s ability to hold on to volume in the face.
Voluma® is a powerful facial filler that is designed to help you get back some of that facial volume loss because of age, weight loss or other factors. It allows you to have a healthy and refreshed appearance while at the same time keeping your face looking soft and attractive. Using dermal fillers to restore facial volume can make looking at yourself in the mirror every day something that is enjoyable.
Don’t struggle with the loss of facial volume any longer. Learn more about dermal fillers like Voluma® during a consultation at The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center in Cincinnati. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!