As we age, our face begins to lose collagen, elastin and subcutaneous fat, consequently progressive changes are noticed in the form of sagging facial features and loss of volume which in time leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles and folds. The loss of volume also creates areas of flatness and hollows that produce a ‘tired’ and ‘aged’ appearance.
the initial signs of ageing are noticeable in 8 distinct areas:
1 & 2. Cheek Structure – the youthful volume and definition in cheeks are progressively lost over time.
3. Tear Troughs – loss of volume in the tear trough area leads to formation of a hollow expression, producing a tired appearance.
4. Nasolabial Folds – These lines that run from the corner of our nose to our mouth, gradually deepen as we lose the soft tissue volume in our face
5. Mouth Frown – Over time the corners of our lips begin to turn down and become more pronounced.
6. Pre-Jowl Area – downward movement of soft tissue volume on the face due to loss of collagen and elastin leads to the appearance of jowls, giving the face a heavy look.
7. Jawline – the jawline is a smooth line extending from the jaw to the chin which over time looses its definition.
8. Cheek Volume – As we age, loss of volume in the mid-face area can make our cheeks look hollow.
In the past, the only method available to address the above concerns would have been a surgical facelift. However, one of the more recent advances involves the use of a combination of dermal filler and wrinkle relaxing injections to gently lift and re-contour the face reducing the appearance of jowls, nose-to-mouth lines, marionette lines, dark shadows and hollow cheeks.