What is facial volume loss?

Facial volume loss is usually noticeable in the form of flattened cheeks, sunken temples, undefined jawline, dark under eye circles, and thin lips. Not only can the loss of volume result in a grim appearance, but it can also cause you to appear older than you actually are. Now, more and more people desire added volume which portrays a more youthful and lively appearance.

What are the causes?

Like most aesthetic concerns, the aging process often results in a loss of facial volume. Not only do our bodies produce less collagen (which gives skin its elasticity and plumpness), but there is also a reduction in facial fat pads. A sudden loss of weight, smoking and other poor lifestyle choices can also accelerate volume loss and create an aged or hollow appearance.

Sunken temples refer to volume loss of the temple, the region on each side of the face between the top of the cheekbone and the brow bone next to the eye. Volume loss in this area can create an unflattering shadow effect, leading to a dreary appearance of the eyes and face. The temples are definitely an overlooked aspect of the face and most people wouldn’t think to address them with aesthetic treatments. Adding volume to the temples with injectable facial fillers can provide stunning results, however, and can give you the more youthful look you’ve been desiring.*

Thin lips occur for the same reason that your skin begins to sag over time: lost collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA give our lips plumpness, moisture and an overall look of youthfulness. Lip shape and size is also determined by genetics. If your lips are naturally on the thinner side, there’s a good chance that your lips will begin to thin out in your late 20s.

How can I add volume to my face?

All of the issues listed above can be addressed with dermal fillers. When placed properly fillers can rejuvenate the entire face.* Whether you’re looking to fight the signs of aging or you’ve always just wanted a fuller face and lips, dermal fillers are the perfect option for you.* We carry Juvéderm and Restylane products, and Sculptra at our medical spa in Burlington, Vermont so that we can address a wide range of concerns. PDO threads can also be used to address volume loss and sagging skin concerns in most areas of the face. The threads stimulate collagen production, in addition to lifting and tightening skin.

Book injectables in Burlington, Vermont

If you’d like to add more youth and volume to your face, schedule a consultation at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center. During your first appointment, we’ll discuss your aesthetic goals and determine which fillers will be included in your custom treatment plan. Give us a call at (802) 861-2273 or book online using the button below to get started.


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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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