Facial Volume Loss
Fat is a word many love and hate. We want to avoid too much fat in our food to prevent too much fat around our midsection. However, there are times in which fat is a good thing. Specifically, fatty tissue of the face helps us maintain a youthful appearance.
As we age, we experience facial volume loss with every passing year. The natural decrease of collagen and fat cells in the face actually begins when we are in our twenties. The continual breakdown of supportive tissues eventually leads to the loss of facial contours and and can contribute to the appearance of saggy skin. Volume loss tends to affect definition in the cheeks, temples, jawline, lips and around thin and sensitive skin around the eyes.
How volume loss affects your appearance
When there is insufficient volume to plump the various parts of the face and collagen is decreased, there is a higher instance of lines and wrinkles. Around the eyes, lack of volume leads to a sunken appearance. When volume is lost in the cheeks, they flatten out and the jawline loses definition as a result of sagging skin. In some instances, skin hangs slightly at the jaw and jowls appear. Around the nose and mouth, fine lines may evolve into deep folds such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines.
Why we lose volume
Volume is naturally lost as a result of age and genetics. There are also various environmental and behavioral factors that come into play, potentially speeding up the process. Emotional stress, weight gain and loss, lifestyle habits such as smoking, illness, hormone changes, and other factors may cause skin of the face to stretch. Combined with less support from the natural collagen network, these factors add up to an aged appearance.
Treatment options at Dermatology On Bloor
At Dermatology on Bloor, we offer men and women a variety of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Facial volume may be restored with the accurate application of soft tissue fillers:
Selphyl may be the right treatment for someone who wishes to improve facial volume more naturally:
Skin may be tightened and lifted with a safe, effective Thermage treatment:
Most importantly, your areas of concern will be addressed with expert, personalized care.
Achieve your aesthetic goals at Dermatology on Bloor. Call 416-922-6869 for your facial volume treatment
We put academic qualifications, many years of combined experience, and training in a variety of special interest areas to work for your healthy, radiant skin. Our providers – Drs. Schachter, Hanna, Curtis, Abdulla, Pollack, and Taradash – welcome new patients for treatment at the Dermatology on Bloor practice on Park Road in Toronto. Our team is here to serve your needs.
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Dermatology on Bloor has been recognized by Consumer's Choice as a top cosmetic dermatology clinic in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014