What Is Volume Loss?

Volume loss in bodily tissues can occur due to aging, disease, or injury. Our skin, bones, and connective tissues are made of collagen, providing the skin with strength, elasticity, and firmness. As we age, collagen production in the skin lessens, leading to decreased skin elasticity and the formation of wrinkles. As a result, you may notice deepening folds around your mouth, nose, and chin; dark circles around your eyes; and hollowing in the cheeks and temples.

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Whose Skin Loses Volume?

Over time, the skin naturally loses volume. This can happen to anyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity; however, factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor nutrition can also contribute to collagen breakdown in the skin. Individuals with fair skin or who have spent a lot of time in the sun without the proper protection may experience more visible signs of volume loss, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Similarly, those who smoke or have a poor diet may also experience more significant volume loss in their skin over time. Medical conditions or treatments, such as autoimmune disorders or chemotherapy, may contribute to more severe cases of volume loss at a younger age.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Various minimally invasive treatments can help address volume loss in the skin by promoting collagen production or helping to restore volume and plumpness to the dermal layers. Some common volume loss treatments include the following.

Dermal Fillers

Using injectable substances – commonly made of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid – dermal fillers add volume to specific areas of the skin, such as the cheeks, lips, temples, hands, neck, and under-eye area.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

This treatment takes a small sample of the patient's own blood, processes it to concentrate the platelets, and then injects it back into the skin. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate collagen production, promoting the growth of new cells.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser technology can remove the outer layer of damaged skin cells, stimulating the production of new collagen and helping to improve skin texture and volume.


Using a device containing small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, microneedling treatments stimulate collagen production and help to improve skin volume and texture.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels apply a solution to the skin that causes the outer layer of skin cells to peel off. This stimulates new skin cells' growth and helps improve your skin’s volume and texture.

Want to Give Your Skin a New Youth?

Our qualified medical providers at Skin Care Doctors are skilled at performing the latest non-surgical treatment options to address volume loss in the skin. Now you can experience plump, hydrated body contours using minimally invasive solutions. Contact our office today to learn how our skincare experts can help give your skin back several years of its life.

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