What Causes Facial Volume Loss?
Youthful faces tend to get their appearance thanks to facial fat pads, which are typically found underneath the eyes, in the cheeks, and around the mouth. That’s why children and young adults tend to have apple-like cheeks and smooth skin; they have the more facial fat volume to help create that appearance.
Unfortunately, as we get older, those facial fat pads tend to break down, resulting in the loss of naturally full cheeks and smooth under-eye areas. As facial fat breaks down and drifts south (thanks, gravity), they have the potential to leave behind:
- Hollow cheeks
- Dark under eye circles
- Facial folds (especially around the nose and mouth)
- And more
Facial volume loss is a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it – especially when dermal fillers are so effective at treating facial volume loss!