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Anatomy of Aging: Facial Fat The Refinery Med Spa Georgetown, TX

After you read this post you will be asking me to make you fatter.

That’s right, fatter! Facial fat is important for an aesthetically pleasing appearance. If you had no fat in your face you would look weird, and sick, and scary. Did you know that as we get older we actually lose fat in our faces? In fact we can lose anywhere from 20-50% of the natural fat in our face.

What we see as “aging” in our face is often due to this fat loss. It is also due to gravity. I know, bummer, right? That’s a force we don’t have much control over.

But what do have control over is replacing lost volume with dermal fillers.

Dark circles under they eyes? Often due to fat loss of the suborbicularis oculi fat pad (SOOF).

Worsening nasolabial folds? Midface volume loss can be the culprit. Struggling with jowls? Gravity pulling down the fat pad + loss of skin elasticity and strength. Sunken temples? Fill them and you can take years off your face. The moral of the story… fat is good.

At least in your face. Botox and skincare won’t solve all your aging woes. If you want to look younger, healthier, and more like your “old self” you should consider dermal fillers.

Anatomy of Aging: Volume 1: Facial Fat.
Infographic: view of the muscle groups of the face and the fat.
As we get older: Facial fat pads get thinner/smaller + Facial fat pads descend (gravity).
Depiction of a young woman and an old woman pointing out signs of aging. What you see: hollows under the eyes, loss of fullness, flattened cheeks, wrinkles/lines around mouth & nose, sagging jawline, 'double chin'

Curious to see if you’d be a good candidate for fillers?

We understand what it feels like to wake up and not feel confident in your appearance. We also understand the concern that aesthetic treatments will change the way you look. At The Refinery we want you to feel confident in our promise to provide you with the most natural results possible. Our aim is not to change the way you look, but to enhance your already beautiful features. We all hope to age gracefully. At The Refinery we focus on prevention to preserve your youthful appearance as long as possible. We have found that prevention in combination with evidence-based treatments gives our patients the ability to “feel like themselves again”. Find out how The Refinery can help you feel like yourself again with a no-obligation consultation today. During your in-depth, comprehensive appointment, we’ll listen to your story, explore your options, and help you find the best way to refine your look.

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