Aging and Injectables: How to Fix Facial Volume Loss with Fillers

Aging and Injectables: How to Fix Facial Volume Loss with Fillers

Are you experience facial volume loss, and unsure what approach you should take to address this common age-related problem? You can fix facial volume loss in a number of ways, but often one of the best and less -invasive approaches is with injectables. When it comes to aging and injectables, here’s how to fix facial volume loss with dermal fillers.


What is facial volume loss?

Facial volume loss is an unavoidable and highly common part of the aging process. Facial volume loss usually occurs over the age of 35, and presents itself as a change in the facial shape. Often it involves deepening lines around the nose and mouth, as well as a shadowing near the chin or jawline, and a flattening of the cheeks.

How facial volume loss occurs in an aging face

As a lessening in fat and bone of the cheek area, the face begins to slip downward, transforming a once youthful heart-shaped face to a facial shape with more volume around the mouth and jawline.

How to address facial volume loss with fillers

Although facial volume loss often results in Marionette lines or shadows around the nose and mouth and jowls or a less defined jawline, the solution is typically not what you’d expect when using fillers.

What to avoid: Choose an injector who can manage your expectations properly and make good decisions about where to place fillers. The lower part of the face is a wonderful place for subtle use of fillers, to gently fill marionette lines and fill hollows such as the ones on the lower part of either side of the mouth. However, there comes a time when the lower part of the face has sagged to the point that fillers don’t do the trick anymore, without that part of the face looking bulky and unnatural. If you have fully formed jowls and very prominent lower facial folds, a facelift may be the best option.

The best technique: The best technique with using fillers to address the problems caused by facial volume loss is to be conservative with dermal fillers, and examine the face carefully. Patients often present with complains of naso labial lines or changes to their mouth. Placing filler into these areas can certainly help, but experts know that problems with the lower face often start with loss of volume in the cheeks. Experienced injectors will add fillers to the cheekbones, which adds volume back to where it should be for a youthful, heart-shaped face. This technique then alleviates the downward pressure that is causing Marionette lines and jowls.

Other areas that can be strategically targeted with fillers to address your specific facial volume loss are the corners of the lips, under eyes, temples, and brows.

Watch the video below to see how our patient got rid of her Marionette lines by visiting our nurse injector, Jillian, for dermal fillers.

Are you interested in seeing how our injector can assist you with relieving your facial volume loss and restoring a youthful appearance with dermal fillers? Click here to book your free consultation, and start your skin transformation today.