The appearance of your face changes over time; look at a person in their 50s or 60s, comparing a photograph of them in their 20s and the difference is quite noticeable. Wrinkles, skin texture and pigment changes are some of the visible signs of ageing that appear on the skin’s surface. On a deeper level, volume loss however is a key change that occurs naturally over time.
Naturally occurring sugars are one of the natural substances that are present under the skin that deliver facial volume. Unfortunately, these sugars decrease over time, resulting in a loss of facial volume, therefor looking dull and sunken. If you think about a youthful face, it is generally soft and plump, with smooth contours and curves. In fact, our cheeks and lips are generally at their most voluminous, plump and smooth when we are babies!
The appearance and harmony of our upper, mid and lower face changes over time due to this loss of naturally occurring sugar volume. The amount of soft tissue volume over the cheeks, brows, temples and lips decreases and the ligaments that hold the soft tissue weaken. This natural volume loss changes the youthful contours of the face and together with the effects of gravity tend to move facial volume downward towards your jawline.
The sweet thing is that you can replace or enhance the naturally occurring sugars that provide volume to the face with the help of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, which are made up of complex sugar structures that mimic the naturally occurring sugar chains in the skin. Therefore, bringing youthfulness back to life.