FACIAL VOLUME LOSS VANCOUVER

Many of our clients look for treatments for facial volume loss at our clinic in Vancouver. Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? It is a well-studied fact that most people have lost about twenty percent of their facial volume by the age of 50. As facial tissues thin out, the lines around the nose and lips often appear more prominent. The temples, cheeks, and lips will start to look more hollow. This volume loss can make our faces appear tired and less youthful. Most often this does not at all reflect how we may feel inside. Our physician-guided team offers comprehensive, safe, and effective solutions to help our clients replenish facial volume and restore their youthful facial contour. Treatments like dermal fillers, biostimulators, and energy-based devices are all part of our approach.

WHAT CAUSES FACIAL VOLUME LOSS?

Many patients may have the questions: Why am I losing volume in my face? This concern is particularly common as we age. Aging naturally leads to a decrease in collagen production, which diminishes skin elasticity and firmness. Alongside this, the fat pads that lend a youthful plumpness to our face change in size and shift position, leading to a noticeable loss in facial volume. Furthermore, the bones of the face may recede due to age-related bone resorption, altering the structural support and contours of the face.

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Understanding these varied causes, from natural aging and medical treatments to lifestyle changes and health conditions, is key in addressing concerns about facial volume loss and exploring effective treatments or preventive measures.

External factors can also play a significant role. For instance, extensive sun exposure or the use of certain treatments like lasers or RF microneedling, such as Morpheus 8, while beneficial for some skin concerns, can also influence the skin's texture and volume if not carefully managed. Significant weight loss, including the phenomenon known as 'Ozempic Face', where rapid weight loss due to medications like Ozempic® causes a reduction in facial fat, can further exacerbate facial volume loss. Chronic illnesses may also contribute to this issue, as they can affect overall health and nutrition, impacting the skin’s appearance and fullness.

WHAT CAUSES FACIAL VOLUME LOSS?

Many patients may have the questions: Why am I losing volume in my face? This concern is particularly common as we age. Aging naturally leads to a decrease in collagen production, which diminishes skin elasticity and firmness. Alongside this, the fat pads that lend a youthful plumpness to our face change in size and shift position, leading to a noticeable loss in facial volume. Furthermore, the bones of the face may recede due to age-related bone resorption, altering the structural support and contours of the face.

facial volume loss vancouversparrow md

External factors can also play a significant role. For instance, extensive sun exposure or the use of certain treatments like lasers or RF microneedling, such as Morpheus 8, while beneficial for some skin concerns, can also influence the skin's texture and volume if not carefully managed. Significant weight loss, including the phenomenon known as 'Ozempic Face', where rapid weight loss due to medications like Ozempic® causes a reduction in facial fat, can further exacerbate facial volume loss. Chronic illnesses may also contribute to this issue, as they can affect overall health and nutrition, impacting the skin’s appearance and fullness.

Understanding these varied causes, from natural aging and medical treatments to lifestyle changes and health conditions, is key in addressing concerns about facial volume loss and exploring effective treatments or preventive measures.

FACIAL VOLUME TREATMENT VANCOUVER: IDENTIFYING AREAS OF VOLUME LOSS

At our clinic in Vancouver, addressing facial volume loss is a key aspect of our aesthetic treatments. Understanding where volume loss occurs can help tailor treatments to your specific needs. Key areas where volume loss is often noticeable include the following:

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FACIAL VOLUME TREATMENT VANCOUVER: IDENTIFYING AREAS OF VOLUME LOSS

At our clinic in Vancouver, addressing facial volume loss is a key aspect of our aesthetic treatments. Understanding where volume loss occurs can help tailor treatments to your specific needs. Key areas where volume loss is often noticeable include the following:

Lower Face Volume Loss

The lower face can experience a reduction in volume, affecting the overall facial contour and definition. This loss can lead to a sagging appearance and alter your face's natural shape.

Lower Face Volume Loss

Volume Loss in the Chin

This area can show signs of aging as the skin loses elasticity and fullness, leading to the formation of fine lines around the mouth.

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Volume Loss Around the Mouth

The chin can lose volume over time, impacting the balance and proportions of the face. Adding volume in this area can help restore a more youthful and harmonious facial shape.

Volume Loss around the mouth

Volume Loss in the Lips

Lips are particularly prone to volume loss, leading to thinning and loss of definition. This can impact your overall facial proportions and affect.

Volume Loss in the lips

Each of these areas requires a specific approach for volume restoration, ensuring a natural and rejuvenated appearance.

FACIAL VOLUME LOSS VANCOUVER | YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS

If you're wondering how to address facial volume loss, come in to speak with one of the members of our professional team. We can discuss the range of effective treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Here's a look at some of the leading solutions:

外泌体

This cutting-edge therapy involves using exosomes, which are tiny vesicles that can influence cell-to-cell Exosome therapy is an advanced technology using regenerative medicine to rejuvenate the skin, encouraging natural healing and regeneration to combat volume loss.

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玻尿酸

These are injectable treatments that can instantly restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles and folds. Most of the dermal fillers we use are often made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, making them a popular and safe choice for facial revolumization.

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Sculptra & Radiesse

法国童颜针Sculptra®塑然雅 is a unique type of filler that not only adds volume but also stimulates your body's natural collagen production for longer-lasting results. Sculptra targets both superficial and deeper layers of the skin to address underlying causes of facial aging. 德国微晶瓷Radiesse®瑞得喜 is another injectable filler that provides immediate volumization and stimulates your natural collagen production. It's known for its durable results and is particularly effective for jawline treatments or deeper wrinkles and folds.

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Each of these treatments offers unique benefits, and the best option for you will depend on your facial structure, the degree of volume loss, and your personal aesthetic goals. Consulting with one of our professionals at our Vancouver clinic can help you choose the most suitable treatment for your facial volume loss concerns.

HOW DO YOU PREVENT FACIAL VOLUME LOSS?

Preventing facial volume loss involves a combination of lifestyle choices, skincare routines, and professional treatments. Here are some key strategies to help minimize or slow down the loss of facial volume:

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Remember, while you can take steps to slow down the process, some degree of facial volume loss is a natural part of aging. The key is to embrace aging gracefully while maintaining a positive attitude, healthy lifestyle and skincare routine.

常见问题FAQ

The duration of the effects of facial volume loss treatments varies depending on the type of treatment used. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are popular for their natural-looking results and safety profile. The effects of HA fillers typically last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the specific product used, the area treated, and individual factors like metabolism and lifestyle. Sculptra works differently from HA fillers as it stimulates your body’s collagen production. The results from Sculptra can last up to two years or more but Sculptra generally requires a series of treatment sessions. Radiesse is a calcium-based filler known for its long-lasting results. It not only provides immediate volume but also stimulates the body to produce new collagen. The effects of Radiesse can last a year or more, depending on individual factors and the treatment area. It's important to note that individual results can vary based on factors like the patient's age, skin condition, metabolism, and lifestyle. 

The number of treatment sessions required for facial volume loss varies depending on the type of treatment, the specific areas being treated, the degree of volume loss, and individual response to the treatment. Typically, noticeable results can be seen after just one session of hyaluronic acid fillers. However, some patients may require a follow-up session for touch-ups or to achieve the desired volume, especially in areas with significant volume loss. Sculptra usually requires a series of treatments for optimal results. On average, patients might need about two to three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. The number of sessions needed for Radiesse can vary. Some patients achieve their desired results with just one session, while others may need a follow-up session.

Morpheus 8 is a type of RF (radiofrequency) microneedling treatment. It is not typically associated with causing irreversible facial volume loss as it is designed to improve the skin's appearance by stimulating collagen production. However, in the wrong hands, some patients sometimes report unsatisfactory results from damage to the subdermal fat layer. Our doctors can use dermal fillers to replenish the skin volume and help restore the plumpness of the skin after an intensive treatment from energy-based devices.

Weight loss, especially if it's significant or rapid, can lead to facial volume loss and sagging skin. This occurs because facial fat, which helps to fill out the face, is reduced while the facial skin may not retract completely in response to this change. This leads to a sagging appearance to the skin. Nonetheless, this doesn't necessarily have to be permanent. To address these changes, treatments like dermal fillers and Ultherapy can be highly effective. Dermal fillers can restore lost volume to areas like the cheeks, under the eyes, and around the mouth, restoring a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Ultherapy usesfocused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. It works by stimulating collagen production deep within the skin, which can gradually improve skin laxity and reduce sagging. Both treatments offer ways to counteract the effects of facial volume loss and sagging skin due to weight loss.

Choosing between dermal fillers and fat transplant for facial volume loss depends on several factors, including your desired results, tolerance for downtime, and long-term goals.

With dermal Fillers, you may expect to see immediate results and you'll see the change as soon as the procedure is done. It's a non-invasive procedure with minimal recovery time. You can typically return to normal activities immediately. Results last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used, requiring periodic touch-ups. In genreal, there’s a lower risk of complications compared to surgical procedures.

With fat transplants, you may expect us to use your own body fat, providing a more natural feel. Results can be longer-lasting compared to fillers. It is, however, a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia. This Involves liposuction to harvest fat from another part of your body, which is then injected into your face. The procedure will require more downtime and carries surgical risks. The results may be more variable as the body may reabsorb some of the transplanted fat, and the final volume can be less predictable.

If you want a more permanent solution and are comfortable with surgery, fat grafting might be suitable. For a non-surgical, lower-risk option, consider fillers. Also speak to a medical professional who can assess your facial structure, discuss your goals and preferences, and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.

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