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What is Facial Volume Loss?

Facial volume loss is a common condition characterized by hollowing of skin in areas such as the eyes and temples. It’s also common to observe facial volume loss-related changes such as flattening of the cheeks, wrinkle formation, etc.

Volume loss in the face is mostly age-related, but many things can contribute such as diet and lifestyle habits and/or genetics. Loss of bone, muscle, and fat also further complicate these changes with age, as they can facilitate further drooping and sagging of facial contours on top of the diminishing collagen production.

What causes Facial Volume Loss?

The natural aging process is usually the culprit behind facial volume loss. In youth, fat tissues in the face are plump and firm, giving smooth volume to facial features and contours. As we age, however, our bodies produce less structural protein called, which means the skin and fat tissues begin to be less firm. With this loss of structural support by collagen proteins, the previously plump volume is lost and sagging and drooping occur. This process can really detract from a youthful facial profile.

What treatments are available for Facial Volume Loss?

At Brandish Clinic, our go-to treatments for facial volume loss are dermal fillers to volumize and wrinkle relaxers like Botox to soften wrinkles, as they work synergistically for the best results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are injectable gel products that are specially-formulated to draw hydration into the treatment areas using substances like hyaluronic acid, as well as stimulate collagen production in the skin. The combination of these two effects offers long-lasting volume increases to the skin, restoring its youthful, even surfaces and contours.

Facial volume treatments with dermal fillers can last several months to years. With advancement of science, newer dermal fillers can last up to 2-5 years.

Wrinkle Relaxers / Botox

Wrinkle relaxers, like Botox, are the most common injectable cosmetic procedures around the globe! Botox utilizes the power of botulinum toxin, which is an extremely effective muscle-relaxing agent. As age-related volume changes happen in the skin tissues, fat pads tend to move downward. With that, there is a significant loss of tissue as well as supporting collagen and wrinkles naturally tend to develop as a result. By using Botox’s muscle-relaxing capabilities, these muscles can be temporarily paralyzed, smoothing wrinkles, adding to the results of dermal filler’s effect on volume replacement.

What should I expect with the treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine what volume / wrinkle correction treatment may be most effective for your individual case.

Treatment with dermal fillers and Botox are minimally invasive, and are both highly safe and effective procedures with very little downtime. Most dermal fillers are even formulated with lidocaine to make the injections more comfortable. With Botox, a very fine needle is used for increased comfort as well. Dr. Brandish is an expert injector with years of experience delivering top-notch dermal filler and Botox treatment, so you can expect quality results. For a complete description of what to expect for each filler, visit our dermal fillers or our Botox.

Facial Volume Loss Summary

Facial Volume Loss is a very common condition in which the skin and fat tissues that comprise our facial contours begin to lose their volume and structure. It’s generally age-related, as collagen production slows down and our tissues have less support, and general bone/tissue density loss contributes as well. This condition is highly treatable with dermal fillers and even more effective in combination with Botox / wrinkle relaxers. These treatments help increase volume and smooth out wrinkles to contour the face once again, restoring youth to the facial profile. These treatments are safe, require little downtime, and are done beautifully here at Brandish Clinic!

How do I get started with Facial Volume Loss Treatment?

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