Loss of Skin Volume

How does volume loss contribute to ageing?

One of the key effects of ageing is that our faces lose volume. When we are young, our faces are rounder and fuller, without any wrinkles. As we get older the volume in our face decreases. As the structure supporting the skin becomes depleted, the skin begins to lose its firmness and fullness.

In addition to volume loss, the skin itself also starts to directly lose its firmness as the collagen and hyaluronan (HA) levels diminish with age. HA replacement injections can thicken, strengthen and support the skin, as can stimulating collagen production with a course of e-Dermastamp or Omnilux treatments.
 

What areas can lose volume?

Volume is lost in many areas of the face as we get older. The areas that lose volume include; the cheeks, the brow, the under eye area, the jowls and the lips.

As the cheeks sag and lose volume, they descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes, to a lower position. This leads to the formation of nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth), sad mouth smile (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and then jowls (the skin that sags beneath the jawline). This often gives a more square and masculine appearance to the face.

Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim, giving the face of more skeletal appearance.

Conversely, a youthful face resembles the shape of an upside-down triangle, with a line through the eyes forming a base, and the chin forming the point of the triangle.  When we recreate the youthful triangle by refilling the areas of lost volume, the skin will often appear fuller, and the face will look more attractive and youthful.
 

What treatments are available:

Dermal Fillers: refill areas of volume loss to create a more attractive and youthful appearance.

PRP Therapy: replenish the HA which has been lost from skin to give thicker, firmer skin.

Dermal Needling: stimulates collagen production over a course of treatments.

Omnilux Revive: stimulates your skin’s natural repair process and improves your skin’s collagen production for a more youthful glow.

Omnilux Plus: stimulates cells at a deeper level and assists in improving the skin’s collagen bundling.

Environ® Medi Facials: for maximum penetration of vitamins, and hydration of skin.

Medical Grade Skin Care: to prepare the skin and maintain it for best results.

 

To find out which treatments are right for you, contact us for a personalised consultation with one of our Doctors, Nurses or Medical Skin Therapists on 0800 COSMED.

Gallery

  • Treatment of nasolabial (smile lines)

    Treatment of nasolabial (smile lines)

  • Clients journey over 5 years with filler in lips and nasolabial folds for volume, and cellular matrix for skin rejuvenation

    Clients journey over 5 years with filler in lips and nasolabial folds for volume, and cellular matrix for skin rejuvenation

  • Fine line filler around the mouth area

    Fine line filler around the mouth area

  • Immediately after dermal fillers in nasolabial lines

    Immediately after dermal fillers in nasolabial lines

  • Immediately after dermal fillers in nasolabial lines and tear troughs

    Immediately after dermal fillers in nasolabial lines and tear troughs

  • Before and immediately after under eye treatment to reduce hollows and dark circles

    Before and immediately after under eye treatment to reduce hollows and dark circles

  • Reduction in fine lines around the mouth

    Reduction in fine lines around the mouth

  • Improvement in mid-face/tear trough area

    Improvement in mid-face/tear trough area

  • Subtle treatment of accordion lines

    Subtle treatment of accordion lines

  • Treatment of under-eye hollows and lip enhancement

    Treatment of under-eye hollows and lip enhancement

  • The bottom picture shows the left hand AFTER treatment - the right hand had not yet been treated

    The bottom picture shows the left hand AFTER treatment - the right hand had not yet been treated

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