Good skin volume is a result of many things, including fat content, collagen and elastin production and a healthy basement membrane where the dermis and the epidermis or outer layer of skin connect. As our bodies age, these important contributors to strong skin structure start to lose their ability to function as they once did.
Losing skin volume is without doubt, one of the most common signs of ageing skin. Without doubt, it can also be extremely distressing. It is called intrinsic ageing and it occurs regardless of any other external influences on our skin.
It all starts from the age of 20 when each year one percent less collagen is produced in the dermis. In our 30’s the flow of moisture from the dermis to the epidermis slows and fat cells shrink. By the time we are in our 40’s our body is no longer producing new collagen.
However recent research into treatments for lost skin volume, means that it is now possible for doctors to simultaneously replace lost volume and at the same time encourage the body to produce new collagen. This is a remarkable approach to treating this problematic sign of ageing.
Please get in touch if you would like to understand more about how Dr Haus can help you to restore lost skin volume.