"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
& Volume Loss
ABOUT FACE SHAPE AND VOLUME LOSS
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 facial volume results in the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sagging of the face.
WHAT CAUSES LOSS OF FACE VOLUME?
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, estrogen, can help accelerate this process. Lifestyle factors such as smoking and sun damage also contribute to skin ageing and the loss of facial volume.
HOW DOES LOSING VOLUME AFFECT THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR FACE?
Loss of skin volume leads to thinner and less elastic skin. This gives rise to wrinkles and uneven texture. Simultaneously, a reduction in the volume of the fat pads and 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.