WHAT IS VOLUME LOSS?
Have you ever looked at an old photo of yourself and noticed the difference in your appearance? Or have you caught a glimpse of yourself under harsh lighting and the small, sunken hollows made you do a double take? The change in your face isn’t just lines or wrinkles; it is loss of facial volume.
Dermatologists latest approach to anti-aging is not just about chasing after lines and wrinkles, but also about treating volume loss.
Dr. Gervaise Gerstner
WHY DOES LOSS OF FACIAL VOLUME OCCUR?
In the epidermis, the uppermost layer of the skin, levels of natural occurring hyaluronic acid are depleted over time. Hyaluronic acid functions as a space-filling molecule in the skin so that it maintains its volume and moisture. Depleted levels lead to loss of volume, wrinkles and sagging.
Lifestyle can also play a major factor in loss of facial volume. For instance, smoking further accelerates volume loss and spending time in the sun can compromise skin structure. With excessive sun exposure, levels of volume-giving substances decline and aging is accelerated.
HOW CAN I TREAT IT?
HYALURONIC ACID: A naturally occurring substance in skin that maintains moisture - can bind up to 1,000X its weight in water - and in turn, skin volume. The decrease in skin volume causes that sunken look and more pronounced wrinkles. By replenishing this substance, skin becomes smoother and re-volumized.
FIBROXYL: Derived from rye seed, this ingredient works together with hyaluronic acid to help skin maintain volume and resilience over time.