There are so many ins, outs, and questions about facial fat and volume loss that it can seem overwhelming at times. Sagging skin, hollowed-out areas of the face, and thinning lips can cause both men and women to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Some signs of aging, like lines and wrinkles, may be easier to treat or prevent, while other facial concerns may require surgery. However, there’s good news if you suffer from volume loss in the face. At Park Avenue Medical Spa, Dr. Tchelebi can assist you in increasing volume to the areas of your face that have lost volume as you’ve aged.
Why Do I Lose Volume in My Face?
Over time, your skin loses its elasticity. This is caused, in large part, due to a slowing down of collagen and elastin production in your skin. Additionally, the fatty tissues in your face begin to move downward as you age, creating a sagging, hollow appearance. What can be most frustrating is that no matter how well you take care of your body and your skin, the natural aging process still happens. But at Park Avenue Medical Spa, we can help to prolong the results as long as possible.
How Can I Restore Lost Facial Volume?
While there are a few different products offered at Park Avenue Medical Spa that can help increase volume in the face, there are also different types and ingredients of dermal fillers that can be used to help volumize the cheeks, lips, and under eyes for complete rejuvenation.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
JUVÉDERM®, BELOTERO BALANCE®, Restylane®, and the RHA Collection are injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that is found in your body. HA keeps everything moist and hydrated. These fillers are injected into predetermined areas of the face (typically the cheeks, lips, and around the nose and mouth) to plump and enhance the facial aesthetic. Because these injectables are inserting a substance into your body, the injected HA will begin to dissolve over time, and repeat treatments will be necessary. The typical length of results from hyaluronic acid injectable treatments is 12 months, though some can last longer, as the filler promotes collagen production over time.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable filler that stimulates collagen production once injected. Collagen is important to have as it is responsible for the strength and elasticity of your tissue. These injectables trigger the natural production process to stimulate collagen and, after a period of time, you will see an increase in volume in the treated areas. Because this is a natural stimulant, you won’t have to worry about the length of time the filler lasts or having to undergo repeat treatments (unless you want to increase your results even more!).
With these treatments, you can sit back and watch your skin plump up and become smoother. However, it is important to schedule a consultation so that Dr. Tchelebi can help you decide which treatment option is best for you!