Did you know that there are three distinguishable categories of facial volume loss? As you naturally age, you’ll end up falling into one of these categories that can determine what kind of steps you can take to combat aging. What type of facial ager are you?
What It Looks Like: When you’re a “sagger,” your skin looks like it’s sliding away from your bone structure.
Why It Happens: This happens because, as you age, the connective tissue between your bones and skin begins to break down, causing gravity to take effect and your skin to sag. Your skin also loses elasticity as you age, causing it to become loose and lose its youthful tightness.
How to Fix It: Cosmetic injections, such as Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to restore facial volume and add fullness and definition back to your skin.
What It Looks Like: As a “sinker,” your facial volume looks similar to that of a deflating balloon. You’ll likely have sunken appearances around certain areas of your face, such as under your eyes, below your cheekbones, and around the middle of your face.
Why It Happens: As you age, you lose a certain percent of your facial fat, potentially losing 40% by your mid-50s. With less facial fat and older, thinner skin, your face can begin to look hollow. This can also occur after rapid weight loss.
How to Fix It: Injection treatments, such as Restylane Lyft, can be used to augment your cheeks and correct mid-face contour deficiencies.
What It Looks Like: You will have clearly defined areas of wrinkly skin, often around your eyes, lips, and brows.
Why It Happens: Wrinkles like these are often caused by repetitive movements that you make over the years. These movements cause you to develop fine lines that turn into deeper wrinkles as you age.
How to Fix It: The get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, look into getting Botox or Dysport injection treatments.
Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean your face has to show it. At Kessel Dermatology, we offer a variety of professional cosmetic injection treatments to combat facial volume loss, no matter what type of facial ager you are. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 609-890-2600.