Lines and wrinkles aren’t the only things making you look older. You should also focus on the way that light hits your face. Shadows can develop in areas that were once bright — contributing to a hollow or sunken appearance.
Keep reading to learn what causes age-related facial shadows. You’ll also find out how dermal fillers can help highlight your skin in all the right places.
What Causes Facial Shadowing?
Aging changes the structure of your face in many different ways. One of those changes has to do with volume loss. As your facial fat pads get thinner and migrate downward, youthful fullness can give way to hollows and folds. You also lose skin quality and muscle tone over the years.
Facial shadows are a direct result of these structural changes. Shadows can develop in areas that have lost some fullness. They can also be cast by other areas that have started to sag and crease.
Most people experience shadows around their mouths. However, it’s also common to have shadows around the eyes, cheeks, and temples.
Dermal Fillers for a Refreshed Appearance
Put your makeup down — it’s impossible to conceal age-related facial shadows. You have to treat them at their source. That means restoring lost facial volume and lifting drooping skin.
Dermal fillers are a great way to replenish lost facial volume. They work to plump and support your skin from below the surface. Adding structure with these gel-like substances will help sunken areas of the face catch more light.
There are several different fillers to choose from, but our clinic loves Restylane Defyne. We use it to treat the concerns that can cast shadows around the mouth. These concerns include the nasolabial folds, downturned corners of the mouth, marionette lines, and pre-jowl hollowing.
Schedule a Consultation in Miami Today
A consultation is the first step towards improving facial shadows. Dr. Shaun Patel will evaluate the areas that are bothering you and figure out the best possible solution.
Call 786-618-503 to arrange your initial visit to Miami Skin & Vein. We serve Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.