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By Cate Holliday • August 28, 2018

What's Aging You?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought something about your face looks older, but you just can’t put your finger on exactly what it is? You could be experiencing facial volume loss. In our 30s the lines on the face become deeper and more noticeable, especially those under our eyes and between our nose and mouth. Facial volume loss starts to appear as dark circles, hollow temples, sunken-in eye sockets, flattened cheeks, smaller lips, and jowls. As you age, you lose the collagen and fat pads that once gave your skin a youthful appearance. While every person ages differently, many clients begin to notice signs of facial volume loss starting in their late 20s and early 30s. In your youth, fat in the face is evenly distributed, with pockets that plump up the forehead, temples, cheeks, and areas around the eyes and mouth. As you age, the natural supports of the skin begin to break down and fat pads may shift downward. This effect is called the triangle of youth, which turns into the triangle of aging.

When we are young, our facial features are defined, well contoured, and the face is top heavy and bottom light. This is described as the triangle of youth. The bones in our face provide the foundation for our muscle, fat-pads, and skin. This bone structure gives us our unique facial shape and contour. A youthful bone structure has full and high cheeks—as shown in the triangle of youth—and defined brow bones and less sunken eye areas. As you age into your 30’s, the triangle of youth becomes inverted and facial bone changes, soft tissues (like muscles) fall due to gravity.

The fat-pads beneath the chin increase in prominence, causing fullness between the neck and chin, also known as a “double chin.” Volume loss begins occurring and contributes to marionette lines, nasolabial folds and loss of cheek volume. Lines start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume as well. You actually start to lose around 5-10 ml of volume from your facial area every decade after age 30! 5-10ml of volume is 5-10 syringes of fillers. This aging process only accelerates as you age, and can be influenced by a number of environmental or behavioral factors.

When we ask older clients to use a word to describe how they look, often the words  “sad” or “angry” are used. The sad appearance can often be due to volume loss, sagging cheeks, and the corners of the mouth turning downwards. But this can be corrected! We want you to feel like you look rested or refreshed, and our treatments are aimed towards this. While Botox is the standard for treating wrinkles, thing like Filler, Sculptra, and Kybella placed expertly by your Master Provider are the best treatments to combat the volume loss and signs of aging that appear! We can REVERSE the triangle of aging for you!

Dermal Fillers such as Restylane Lyft are used to enhance bone structure and cheek volume, restoring the “triangle of youth” and giving your cheekbones new life, in under an hour. Lip Fillers such as Juvederm Ultra can restore moisture, volume, and eliminate lip lines that have appeared over the years. Sculptra is not a Filler, but rather a collagen stimulator. Sculptra replenishes your face’s collagen supply to create natural, long-lasting results. Over time, Sculptra’s compounds boost collagen creation, combatting volume loss in the cheeks, temple, and mid-face. The best placement of Sculptra is in the temples or mid face so that the youthful face can be restored. This minimizes nasolabial folds and makes the overall shape as close to the triangle of youth as possible! No matter how much you exercise, the double chin that appeared in your 40’s is one pocket of fat that seems to never go away. Kybella is a quick injection used to destroy fat cells in your targeted areas. Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat. This injection is used to eliminate your double chin and once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Combined, your “JLyft” Liquid Facelift can eliminate the need for invasive surgeries and make you look decades younger!

Want to get started on your aesthetic treatment journey, but not sure where? We offer COMPLETELY FREE CONSULTATIONS so you can discuss customized treatment options for your facial structure, genetics, and aging process! Our Master Providers will create a treatment plan for you to best determine the journey to take to reach your #beautygoals! Click the button below to book your appointment now and make your beauty goals a reality! We'd love to see you soon.

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