Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic fillers approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that are used to treat lines, wrinkles, and folds in facial skin.
Juvéderm Voluma XC is a popular filler that is used to treat sunken cheeks, sagging chins, and other areas of the face that look thin and tired.
Volume loss in the face that is age-related causes the face to lose definition and balance and eventually change shape, which may make a person look older than they are.
Conversely, wrinkle relaxers like Botox Cosmetics are a type of injectable that can assist with anti-aging, but they accomplish different goals. Rather than instantly filling in sunken parts of the face, these substances gradually relax facial muscles to temporarily reduce the appearance wrinkles.
The two primary causes of face volume loss are aging and genetics. As you age, you lose bone mass in the face, while muscles begin to weaken to some degree.
There are other factors that can cause facial volume loss such as lifestyle factors, emotional stress, traumas, and certain medications that can accelerate the process.
- Sunshine accelerates the aging process, so stay in the shade, stay out of the mid-day sun, and daub on some sunscreen.
- Keep your alcohol consumption to moderate levels. Excess alcohol can deprive the skin of the essential nutrients it needs to maintain a full, plump appearance. In the short-term, drinking alcohol can cause dehydration, which makes the skin look rough, dry and sunken.
- Finally, ensure you are eating a nutrient rich diet, that will supply your skin with the vitamins and antioxidants it needs to stay healthy.
If you’re ready to restore lost facial volume, our team of medical professionals are here to help you look and feel your best. Call us today at (919) 554-6754 or schedule your consultation.