Indications of facial aging can be attributed to the combined effects of gravity, progressive bone resorption, decreased tissue elasticity, and redistribution of subcutaneous fullness/loss of volume.
The upside-down triangle of youth or oval/heart-shaped face is generally acknowledged as a symbol of youthfulness. In our younger years, the face is generally narrower at the bottom and fuller at the upper cheeks level. As we get older, there is a gradual loss of volume in the cheek region of the face with fullness shifting into the lower cheeks and jowls. This shift in facial contours, amongst other factors, tends to lead to an aged appearance of deflated cheeks and a fuller lower face and jowls. An appearance that most people find not very attractive.
As facial aging is a combined effect of multiple factors, the approach to addressing it can differ as well. Volume loss can be addressed through dermal filler procedure while the effects of decreased tissue elasticity can be addressed by procedures such as Thermage®, Ultherapy®, FOTONA 4d Skin Tightening and Ultraskin HIFU.
*Individual results may vary