Loss of Volume and Facial Contour
As we age, our face starts to undergo the predictable changes associated with volume loss. As the amounts of fat, muscle and bone deteriorate with age, we begin to experience loose skin and muscle tone. This can lead to jowls, deepened nasal labial folds, a double chin and turkey neck.
This is because, by the age of around 45, facial muscle atrophy and the overlying skin begins to droop and even the smoothest, most resilient skin, cannot support the poorly toned facial muscles and movement of subcutaneous fat.
There is also a gradual loss of resilience of the elastin fibres, a loss of structural integrity of collagen fibres and the underlying fatty firmness of tissue declines.
Ideally, treatments for volume loss should include methods of repair and regeneration. It is only by actively repairing the skin’s structure, that we can gain long-term improvement of the facial contour.