If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and thought something about your face looks older or more tired but you’re not sure exactly what it is, you might be experiencing volume loss related to fat pad aging. Fat pads are located below the skin’s surface and help provide volume, facial contour and fullness. As we age, fat pads deflate and fall due to gravity.

Facial volume loss may appear as

  • Forehead lines
  • Hollow temples
  • Sunken under eyes
  • Flattened cheeks
  • Loose sagging skin around the jawline also known as jowls

Facial volume in the entire face decreases with age, leading to an overall deflated, tired look. That’s when more wrinkles, folds, and sagging of skin appear. The goal for facial rejuvenation is to restore facial volume.

How can volume loss be treated?

Filler is a non-surgical option to treat volume loss. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring plumping substance in skin, that provide instant results with minimal to no downtime. At Meraki Medical Aesthetics, we use Juvederm and Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers.