As we grow older, our bodies start producing less collagen and elastin, the two proteins that make sure our skin remains strong, flexible and retains its elasticity. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which keeps our skin and soft tissues hydrated and firm, likewise decreases with age. As a result, the skin becomes thinner, dehydrated and loses its elasticity and flexibility. The face loses its volume and plumpness, wrinkles become deeper, the cheeks and eyes appear hollow and sunken.
A treatment with dermal fillers can restore the lost volume and plumpness, fill out the deep-set wrinkles and sunken areas and give an overall more relaxed, youthful appearance to the face.