As we age, we lose a lot of volume in the face. Starting at the age of 21, you begin to lose 1% of your collagen supply each year, so if you are 50, you have lost 29% of your collagen. We also lose fat, muscle and the bones in our face lose mineral which can leave our face looking deflated and saggy.
Dermal fillers are a gel, made of hyaluronic acid, that is injected into the areas of volume loss. Don’t let the word hyaluronic acid scare you though, every living cell on earth contains hyaluronic acid, which helps to hold moisture in the tissues. This is what makes dermal fillers so popular, in fact, this procedure has been the second most requested cosmetic procedure for over 10 years.