As we age, our skin begins to lose hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for maintaining moisture in the skin. It is this moisture that helps hydrate the skin and creates facial volume. Hydration, volume, and elasticity (from collagen) result in a youthful, healthy-looking appearance.
The decreased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen over time causes a loss of firmness, volume and elasticity, often resulting in a sagging or more wrinkled facial appearance. Some common examples are the sagging you may see in your cheeks, lower face, jaw-line, and chin. Your skin may also appear thinner and look less smooth due to prominent lines and wrinkles.
There is a way to help replace lost volume, define facial contours and achieve a more youthful look with the Restylane family of injectable gels.