Facial volume refers to the fullness and plumpness of the face, which is primarily determined by the distribution and density of soft tissues such as fat, muscle, and skin. As we age, various factors contribute to a loss of facial volume, which will gradually lead to a hollowed or deflated appearance, especially around the cheeks, temples and beneath the eyes. This natural ageing process, along with external factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices, can accelerate the development of facial volume loss.
One of the key contributors to facial volume loss is the gradual reduction of subcutaneous fat, which provides the underlying structural support for the skin. Additionally, collagen and elastin fibres in the skin tend to diminish over time, leading to sagging and a loss of elasticity. Bone density also decreases with age, further impacting facial contours. Sun exposure and other environmental factors can exacerbate these effects by accelerating collagen breakdown.
To address facial volume loss, a personalised approach needs to be employed. Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical option, involving an injectable application of a hyaluronic acid solution or other biocompatible substances into specific areas of the face. These fillers restore volume and enhance contours with a substance that temporarily replaces the tissues that once provided a plump and youthful appearance to the skin. Bank Medispa also offers treatments that promote collagen synthesis, such as Morpheus8, Profhilo or HarmonyCA. These are becoming more frequently requested due to their natural looking, long-lasting outcomes.
Ultimately, the choice of treatment depends on the patient’s specific concerns, desired outcome, and individual anatomy. Consulting with Bank Medispa’s qualified medical professionals is crucial to determine the most suitable approach for addressing facial volume loss. We assess the unique characteristics of the patient’s face and recommend a tailored plan that aligns with their goals for a refreshed and youthful appearance.