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The whole mark of a younger face is one with thick, plump and firm skin. Additionally, younger faces have fuller volumes due to the size and location of the facial fat pads. As we age, our faces lose their fullness because of thinning of the skin, loss of elasticity and shrinking in size of the facial fat pads. This loss of face volume results in the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sagging of the face.


The main cause of facial volume loss is ageing. Over time, our body produces less collagen, elastin and the fat pads in the face reduce in size. This results in thinner and less pliable skin as well as sagging of the face. Similarly, changes in hormonal profile, in particular, oestrogen, can help accelerate this process. Lifestyle factors such as smoking and sun damage also contribute to skin ageing as well as loss of facial volume.


Loss of skin volume leads to thinner and less elastic skin. This gives rise to wrinkles and uneven texture. At the same time, reduction in the volume of the fat pads, as well as their descent with gravity, occurs. This gives rise to a flatter profile and sagging of the skin in the mid and lower face. Hence this can lead to a gaunt appearance. It is due to this loss of facial fat volume that gives rise to tear trough deformities, hollowing of the temples, malar flattening, nose to mouth lines, jowls and marionette lines.


In our opinion, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are highly effective for restoring facial volume. This is because they can replace lost volume, help firm up and lift skin, smooth down wrinkles and deliver natural looking results. How much, which type of filler and where to pace them depends on the degree of facial volume loss and your overall face shape. The main ways Dermal fillers can help with face volume loss are:

Additionally, face fillers can be combined with Botox as part of our signature liquid facelift to refresh and smooth the face. Collagen induction therapy can also boost the effects of dermal fillers by inducing elastin and collagen formation for thicker and plumper skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whilst loss of facial volume is a natural part of the ageing process, there are a few things that you can do to help slow down this process. Firstly, regularly taking care of your skin and incorporating Vitamin C as well as Retinol will help encourage collagen and elastin production. Additionally protecting skin from smoking and photodamage will help slow down thinning and wrinkle formation. Another factor for reduced fat volume is hormonal changes. Reduced oestrogen can cause this and it is a good idea to discuss with your doctor options that can help reduce this impact.
This depends on the degree of facial volume loss, your aesthetic aims and skin condition. In general, loss of fat in the face should be addressed by replacing or reproducing. As such, dermal fillers are a great solution for helping replenish volume loss caused by diminished fat pad compartments in the face. Dermal fillers also help smooth out wrinkles and improve elasticity and thickness of the skin. They can also be effectively combined with Botox and/or advanced skin treatments like collagen induction therapy or resurfacing chemical peels. The optimal treatment also depends on where the volume loss is. For instance, volume loss under the eyes is treated with a different filler than volume loss in the cheeks. The type of filler, technique and amount of product used depends on the pattern and volume of fat loss in the face. Hence, a detailed consultation is important to work out the best treatment for you.
Not if the procedure is performed properly and the treatment designed for your face. When hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are injected into the cheeks, the entire face shape and structure needs to be taken in to account. This way, the filler can be used to restore volume and lift up sagging skin to revive the lower face. Dermal fillers can also be used to add contour to the ceeks ad harmonise facial features of this is desired and needed.
Whilst it is not technically possible to reverse the loss of volume there are a number of treatments that can help restore volume. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a non-invasive, quick and effective way to increase face volume, lift sagging and smooth out wrinkles. They are safe and in expert hands can restore fullness and radiance to the face. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are temporary and often require a top up every 6-12 months. If you would like to work on the skin and help boost the effectiveness of these fillers then collagen inducing treatments like microneedling are highly complementary. For large areas of volume loss, there are surgical procedures such as fat injections and facelifts which are more invasive but longer lasting.