There are a lot of factors that influence the way people age. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they look in the mirror is thinking that the aging on their face is the result of simply getting older or that it is simply a reflection of the passing of time. But the truth is a lot more complex.
Multiple studies show that humans age in spurts. These spurts are controlled by lifestyle choices we make and the physical and emotional traumas we experience. For example, a person might go through a crash diet. Thus, they experience a drastic loss in facial volume. Or a person might feel stressed out at work. And so they lose facial volume as a result. Fortunately, facial fillers can be used to restore lost facial volume.
Some people have allowed researchers to study images of their face over the course of a decade. These images were superimposed with a graph that explained what was happening in their life at that time. Special emphasis was put on the level of facial volume that the individual undergoing the survey had. At the same time, the jowls of the person were measured and the nasolabial folds, or the lines that go from their nose to the corners of their mouth.
What researchers saw is that the face does not lose volume or fat tissue evenly, nor does the face suffer the effects of gravity evenly. Interestingly, when people go through periods of extreme stress, they lose facial volume in their mid-face in a dramatic way. This leads to them having sunken cheeks, wrinkles and heavy jawlines.
Something else that drastically affects facial volume is yo-yo diets. This loss of mid-facial volume was seen significantly in individuals who had lost more than 11 pounds in a year. Researchers say that when a person changes weight repeatedly, the ligaments that support facial tissue become weak, the face drops and facial volume is lost.
Other reasons for loss of facial volume included things like bereavement, divorce, illness and breast cancer. This study helped to emphasize the fact that the loss of facial volume is something that is more common, happens earlier and can dramatically change a person’s face faster than what people have previously realized.
The good news is the loss of facial volume is not irreversible. In fact, facial fillers have been proven to be a powerful tool in helping people to restore their facial volume. Many facial fillers have hyaluronic acid as their base. This acid is a powerful tool because it not only instantly adds volume to a person’s face, but it also creates a structure that encourages the face to retain moisture longer. Some facial fillers can produce results that last for more than a year!
One of the nice things about knowing how and why people age is the ability to take steps to slow the aging process down. In this regard, the facial fillers at ProMD Health are definitely useful. Visit our office in Annapolis, Arlington, or Baltimore to learn more about how these fillers can help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.