I lost a lot of weight and my face looks very hollow and sunken. I do not have much loose skin. What kind of options do I have that are non surgical?Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Hollowing of our facial features is a main contributor to looking older and more tired. This could happen due to weight loss, genetics, having a very low body fat composition, or certain diseases. There are several good options for someone with your issue:
Fillers: Fillers can be used to target the hollowing features. They can be directly injected and you see an immediate result. This group includes injectables like Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane.
Collagen Stimulators: These include Sculptra and Radiesse. Sculptra is an injectable but is not a filler. It causes your body to build collagen in reaction to it. It slowly works over several weeks and has a very gradual effect. It is usually done gradually over 2 to 3 treatment sessions to achieve an optimal result. Radiesse is a hybrid between fillers and Sculptra. It has an immediate filling component which you will see right away, and a collagen stimulatory effect that is also gradual like Sculptra.
Fat Injections: Fat can be harvested from other parts of your body, purified, and then gently injected back into your face. This is closer to being a surgical procedure but can also be done with you awake in our treatment room.