Dermal filler injections have literally changed the face of aging and have given doctors the ability to reverse the visible signs of time instantly. There’s also been a paradigm shift of sorts in the world of facial aesthetics. It’s no longer enough to just take loose skin and pull it tight. The “old” way of simply using fillers to erase wrinkles and folds is really just a two-dimensional approach to a 3 dimensional problem.
As we get older, we start to lose elasticity and fullness in our faces, which leads to cheek “hollowing” and loss of youthful plumpness. Full cheeks are a key marker of youth. Age-related volume loss can cause the face to lose definition, balance and change shape, all of which can make a person appear older than their years.
People age differently: their skin may deflate (lose fullness or volume), descend (droop or sag) or both. However, few people realize the mid-face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging – as we lose facial volume, cheeks deflate and descend.