The aging process isn’t kind to our skin. Every year we lose approximately 1 percent of the collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) underneath our skin, which equals at least one teaspoon every year starting at about age 35! Plus, the loss of both of these components accelerates after age 50.
Over time, cheeks sag, we lose definition in our facial features and prominent lines begin to appear around the nose, mouth, and lips. Common aging skin concerns related to collagen and HA depletion include:
- Sagging skin around the nose.
- Sagging skin around the mouth.
- Droopy jowls.
- Droopy brow line.
Here’s the good news: Both collagen and hyaluronic acid play key roles in the dermal fillers we use to restore volume and reduce sagging facial features today.