Even though facial aging starts at the surface of the skin, the aging process goes far beyond and involves all facial structures, such as the muscles, retaining ligaments, fat pads and the bony structures. For a youthful and appealing look with high cheekbones, firm jawline, full cheek volume, the architecture and position of the fat pads is crucial, but with age the facial fat pads get redistributed, they undergo atrophy and become separated. Further to this, a bony resorption takes place and doesn’t give the needed structural support. All this results in deflation of the cheeks and sagging of the midface caused by the volume loss.
Volume loss is one of the major signs of aging, so restoring volume can turn back time significantly on the face and neck. Fortunately, volume loss can be easily treated with dermal fillers. To treat volume loss with filler, you should consider one of the three types of dermal fillers:
- highly visco-elastic hyaluronic acid fillers with a good volumizing capacity;
- calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) for precise shaping, sustained collagen stimulation and volume enhancement;
- a biocompatible and biodegradable poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) that helps to rebuild lost collagen through a series of treatments allowing natural restoration of volume.
There is a huge number of dermal fillers currently available on the market. Listed below is our recommendation.