Face Volume Loss

As the name suggests, face volume loss is a condition characterized by loss of facial fullness/volume. 


What is face volume loss?

Research studies show that the skin loses volume and thickness as we age. However, the process is supposed to be gradual. The skin shouldn’t sag, form wrinkles, or look withered early on in life otherwise there is cause for concern. 

Individuals with face volume loss have faces that look older and thinner. Wrinkles tend to form below/around the eyes. Generally, face volume loss results in loose and sagging facial skin that wrinkles easily. 

Common signs of facial volume loss

Face volume loss is common with natural aging (affects over 50% of people).Some obvious signs that you have a problem are; volume loss in specific areas of the face i.e., volume loss under the eyes, in the cheeks, and lips. Other signs include thinner, dryer, and more wrinkled skin.

Flatter cheeks, sagging/loose skin around the jaw and neck area, loss of orbital fat (surrounding the eyes), and fine lines on the mouth of a person who had full lips are all indications of facial volume loss. 


What causes facial volume loss?

You can lose facial volume faster than you are supposed to because of many reasons. The most notable include;

a. Decreasing collagen levels.

Harvard Heath’s research highlights decreasing collagen as one of the main causes of aging. Collagen (a protein present in the skin and other parts of the body) is responsible for giving the skin structure (firmness and plumpness). 

b. Excessive weight loss

Excessive weight loss can cause the face to look thinner as the body gets rid of fat in many parts, including the face. Excessive weight loss can be linked to extreme diets or exercise. This explains why gradual weight loss is better. 

c. Overexposure to the sun

Excessive exposure to UV rays has been linked to accelerated elastin and collagen breakdown, decreasing facial fat and skin elasticity rapidly.

d. Hormonal changes

Face volume loss is also linked to hormonal imbalances. Hormones like estrogen have been proven to slow down collagen loss among postmenopausal women. Rapidly decreasing estrogen levels is linked to face volume loss among many postmenopausal women. 

e. Some ailments

Ailments such as facial lipoatrophy characterized by loss of adipose tissue result in indentation or flattening of convex contours in the face causing face volume loss. Ailments that cause severe weight loss like connective tissue diseases and HIV, also cause facial thinning.

Face volume loss treatments

If you have face volume loss, don’t worry. There are many effective treatments to consider. They include; 

  1. Microneedling: This quick, non-invasive procedure involves cleaning then stretching the skin using a special instrument with many tiny needles that prick the skin and trigger collagen production. 
  2. Dermal filling: Dermal filler treatments can also restore facial plumpness and treat face volume loss. Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid that internally plumps the skin and boosts collagen production. 
  3. Injectables: Botox and other injectables like xeomin can also treat face volume loss by relaxing wrinkles and eliminating looseness and hollowness. 
  4. Surgical treatments: Surgery should be a last resort. However, some surgical treatments like facelifts, jaw implants, lip implants, and cheek augmentation can treat facial volume loss issues.

Regardless of your preferences or budget, there is a treatment for anyone who suffers from facial volume issues linked to all the causes discussed above. 

Face volume loss treatment in Hoboken, NJ

Gold Coast Medical Artistry can offer or facilitate all face volume loss treatments discussed above. As a leading med spas in Hoboken, NJ, we have a team of licensed medical practitioners with the training and experience to treat face volume loss and other related skin and aging issues. 

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