Facial Volume Loss

Facial volume loss, how to restore your youthful look?

As we age, our faces tell a story – a story etched with laughter lines, crinkled smiles, and maybe even a few wisdom lines. But sometimes, the story our faces tell isn’t quite the one we want. Facial volume loss can leave us looking tired and older than our years, at Sisa Skincare we offer effective solutions to restore your youthful look.

What exactly causes facial volume loss, and more importantly, are there ways to reclaim that youthful fullness? Let’s delve into the science behind this common concern and explore some of our effective strategies to restore volume and recapture your radiant glow.

The Science of a Supple Face

Our youthful appearance relies heavily on the underlying structure of our skin. Here’s what keeps our faces looking plump and youthful:

  • Fat Pads: Beneath the skin lie pockets of fat that provide volume and definition to our face. Think of a plump apple – the flesh (fat) gives the apple its round shape.
  • Collagen and Elastin: These proteins act as the scaffolding of our skin. Collagen provides structure and firmness, while elastin allows the skin to bounce back.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: This molecule acts like a sponge, holding onto moisture and keeping the skin hydrated and plump.

Why do we experience facial volume loss?

As we age, several factors contribute to facial volume loss:

  • Breakdown of Collagen and Elastin: Production of these essential proteins slows down with age. This loss of support leads to sagging skin and a loss of definition in the face.
  • Fat Pad Depletion: Over time, the fat pads in our face naturally shrink. This loss of volume can lead to hollow cheeks, sunken temples, and a more defined jawline.
  • Reduced Hyaluronic Acid Levels: Our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, resulting in drier, thinner skin that’s less able to retain moisture and volume.
  • Gravity: Let’s face it, gravity takes its toll on everything, including our faces. As skin loses its elasticity, it starts to droop under the pull of gravity, contributing to a more sunken appearance.

The Signs of Volume Loss: How to Spot It

Here are some telltale signs that facial volume loss might be at play:

  • Hollow cheeks: A youthful face has full, rounded cheeks. As we lose volume, cheeks can become sunken and deflate.
  • Under-eye circles: Loss of volume under the eyes can create dark circles and a more tired appearance.
  • Deepened wrinkles: Existing wrinkles can become more pronounced as skin loses its underlying support.
  • Loss of jawline definition: A sharp jawline is often associated with youth. As volume diminishes, the jawline can become less defined and the jowls can appear more prominent.

Beyond Acceptance: Strategies to Restore Volume

While facial volume loss is a natural part of aging, there are steps you can take to address it and reclaim a more youthful appearance:

  • Healthy Lifestyle: Eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting enough sleep can all contribute to healthier, more resilient skin.
  • Sun Protection: Sun exposure is a major accelerant of facial aging. Daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is essential to protect your skin and prevent collagen breakdown.
  • Topical Skincare: Look at our range of products, moisturisers rich in hyaluronic acid and peptides can help plump and hydrate the skin.
  • Consider volume loss treatments: they come in various types and can be used to address specific areas of concern, like sunken cheeks or lines around the mouth. Contact us to get a customised plan for your specific concern.

Our popular non-invasive treatment: Exploring Morpheus8

For those seeking a more targeted approach, Morpheus8 offers a non-surgical option to combat facial volume loss. Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology:

  • Microneedling: Tiny needles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen production.
  • Radiofrequency Energy: The RF energy delivers heat deep into the tissue layers. This heat can promote collagen production, tighten underlying structures, and potentially stimulate some fat cell breakdown.

By stimulating collagen production and potentially improving skin laxity, Morpheus8 can help restore volume to areas like the cheeks, temples, and jawline. It can also address other concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage.

Contact us to consult our registered nurse to discuss if Morpheus8 is right for you and to develop a personalised treatment plan. We can also address any questions you might have about risks, side effects, and realistic expectations for results.