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Facial Volume Loss San Diego

Facial volume loss is a key component of facial aging. Over time, you lose facial volume due to loss of the underlying bone structure, as well as facial fat. This gives the face a more square appearance as opposed to the desired heart or oval shape. Furthermore, your facial skin loses some of its elasticity. The combination of these results in your skin essentially being too long for the underlying structure causing it to sag, deepening the natural folds and causing jowls (the skin that sags beneath your jawline). You can also lose volume in the brow and temporal areas, which exposes the orbital bones, giving the face a more skeletal appearance. Restoring lost volume is an integral part of facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can be used in several areas of the face to restore volume and reverse the effects of aging. Restylane and Juvederm products are excellent hyaluronic acid fillers that can add volume in specific locations such as your cheek bones, nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of your nose to your mouth), marionette lines (the line that extends downward from the corner of your mouth), lips etc. One of my favorite fillers to combat the effects of aging on the face is Sculptra which is made of poly-L-lactic acid. The beauty of this filler is that it stimulates your body to produce collagen, and thus volume is restored by your own body producing a very natural, youthful look. Learn more about your treatment options by clicking on the following link: