Eye Hollows and Sagging Jowls

The two most common issues we encounter are under eye hollows and sagging jowls. Under eye hollows are due to volume loss over time, creating a tired appearance. This becomes more noticeable as your skin loses volume with lifestyle, age, and even lack of sleep. Sagging jowls is when your jawline starts to look lower and is due to the loss of volume in your cheeks, which causes everything else to slide down with it. The more volume we lose, the more saggy we get! Lucky for you, we have some tips that will keep you looking younger and fresher than ever.

Sunken and hollow under eyes, otherwise known tear trough hollows, can be caused by so many different factors. These include genetics, aging, weight loss, and sleep. Genetically, some people are just born with it and even if you lead the best lifestyle you can look tired all the time. Due to the loss of collagen and elastin with age, under eyes sink back a little into the socket because of the loss of volume, which is similar to weight loss because you tend to see the results in your face first. There’s no doubt that under eye hollows can cause you to look tired and a lack of sleep can lead to dark circles under your eyes, highlighting the hollows as well.

With aging being the most common cause of sagging jowls, some less obvious factors can cause them as well. Smoking, for example, can destroy elastin with the nicotine and chemicals present in them. They prevent healthy blood circulation, narrow down blood vessels, and deny the skin of healthy nutrients. Another cause is sun damage. Ultraviolet light causes premature aging, which in turn diminishes elastin and collagen production in your skin.

Dermal Fillers are the best way to treat both eye hollows and sagging jowls. The hyaluronic acid adds volume to the hollows under the eyes and can also add volume to lift up your cheeks and chin that produces the sagging jowl.

Another effective treatment for these two issues is Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Using your own platelets and plasma from your blood, we can stimulate collagen and elastin production in your skin in a more natural manner. This treatment also gives your skin a better texture, evens out your skin tone, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Now that you know the facts, you can have younger, healthier looking skin! A healthy lifestyle is definitely important in keeping your skin looking great, but treatments such as dermal fillers and micro-needling with PRP can absolutely help you look better than ever!

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