Volume Loss

As we age, our faces begin to lose volume and we develop wrinkles and folds, and sagging and bagging of the skin.  Why does this develop?  There are many reasons for it from fat loss in areas or movement of fat pads as we age to changes in bone and repeated muscle movements over time.  This creates skin drooping, and deepening of skin lines around areas such as the nose and mouth or jawline.  The fat-pad migration and/or loss can also make the face appear deflated with a sunken-in cheek area. Marionette lines often become prominent from repeated movements around the lips. The lips become thinner and flatter.  lip lines can develop. The tear trough area can become more depressed an creat a tired appearance.   

We lose collagen and elastin fibers in the skin creating less elasticity and tone allowing the skin to sag.  Years of repeated facial movements have created etched lines and folds in the skin.  

The facial muscles lie below the fatty tissue.  The muscles of the face are always moving:  when you eat, drink, talk, smile or frown.    After many years of these movements with loss of fat above the muscles and with reduced skin elasticity, more lines and wrinkles become prominent.  

Bone lies below the muscle and with the aging process, facial bone loss also occurs.  This process causes changes that contribute to frown lines, crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, and the loss of a defined jawline and chin area.  

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