how our faces age
Facial ageing is characterised by predictable changes. We will all develop a gradual decline in the quantity and quality of the underlying tissues supporting our faces. If you imagine, a baby's face is very plump, with large cheeks and no signs of sagging. Now contrast this imagine with a 90 year old man with hollows, sagging skin and volume loss. We're all somewhere in between these extremes with subtle changes that get more obvious over time. Some of the main changes that contribute to facial ageing are:
1) a decrease in the amount of fat that supports the face. This leads to a loss of contour, hollows and less definition of the face. Our cheeks deflate slowly, our lips become thinner and the lower face in particular becomes saggier
2) the bony skeleton also changes, leading to deeper eye sockets, flatter cheeks, a less defined jaw and a chin that slowly receeds
With these basic facts in mind, fillers can help restore some of these youthful features. By restoring support to the fat compartments and bony structure of the face, we can lift and shape things back to where they used to be.