When the face starts to change in appearance and the features begin to alter in structure and shape, it is likely that facial volume loss is the cause. This is a common concern that many people experience as they get older, with ageing, lifestyle choices and environmental factors being the main contributors. Genetics and hormonal changes also have a big influence over the way in which these facial changes occur, having their say over the individual’s ageing pattern and the rate at which it takes place.
Structural changes of the skin occur through ageing as the production of collagen and elastin starts to slow down. The facial muscles begin to weaken and natural fat pads break up and shift from their usual positioning. When the skin and internal structure of the face starts to take on a different form this can lead to external changes - the visible effects of ageing. The cheeks, cheekbones and under the eyes are the key areas where facial volume occurs. This can impact on other areas of the face and, when coupled with sagging skin, can give a heavy look to the lower face and neck. When volume loss and thinning skin combine with a decrease in hyaluronic acid - and the moisturising properties it produces - the skin becomes wrinkled and can no longer hold on to its firm and plump look.
At Light Touch Clinic a range of anti-ageing treatments are on offer to improve the appearance of facial volume loss. Dermal fillers, Aliaxin facial fillers and cheek fillers can work to add volume and recontour the features. Skin tightening procedures such as: ULTRAcel, INTRAcel and Tixel can help to firm the skin and create a lifted effect. Improving the general condition and quality of the skin can be achieved through Profhilo bio remodelling, facials and advanced skin care products. The overall look of the face can become brighter, tighter and more youthful.