Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health—and your appearance. Generally, you can expect to look bright and refreshed if you get 7-8 hours of sleep and stay hydrated. But what if you do everything right and you still look tired?
If you look in the mirror and you still look exhausted, even when you know you’ve been getting enough sleep, it can be frustrating. But the truth is, it might not be your fault at all. Sometimes, looking tired is simply a normal byproduct of aging-related volume loss.
About Volume Loss and How it Affects Facial Aesthetics
As we age, our bodies start to produce less collagen, elastin, and other essential components of healthy skin. Over time, this causes the skin to droop, sag, wrinkle, and become less firm overall. But this is not the only symptom of aging—in some people, facial fat also starts to waste away, leaving hollows and a gaunt appearance.
Facial hollows and aging skin have a big impact on the face we present to the world. If you’ve experienced volume loss, then you might find that you look tired no matter how much sleep you get. Facial fat, which helps to keep us looking youthful, often deteriorates with age.
Try At-Home Remedies First—Is It Really Volume Loss?
There are ways to treat volume loss, but it’s always a good idea to try home remedies first, to make sure volume loss really is the problem. Most people don’t start significantly losing volume in their skin and face until at least their mid-30s, but keep in mind that everyone is different.
If you’re looking tired all the time and you’re not getting enough sleep, that’s obviously the first thing to address! Sleep deprivation takes a toll on your mental and physical health, ability to focus, AND your appearance. So start by getting at least 7-8 hours a night.
If you are getting enough sleep and you still look tired, make sure you’re drinking enough water. Our bodies rely on hydration to function properly and it’s important to ensure that your skin isn’t parched from the inside. Poor hydration can affect the health and appearance of your skin.
Finally, think about other factors, like salt intake and allergies. Too much salt can cause you to retain water, causing a puffy appearance. Allergies can also cause puffiness. However, a tired appearance caused by puffiness instead of volume loss is usually pretty easy to spot.
Even if your real problem is age-related volume loss, following these tips is still a good idea for your overall health and well-being!
Facial Fillers: The Answer to Volume Loss
The good news about volume loss is that it’s usually very simple to fix. Surgery isn’t necessary, thanks to the number of affordable and effective facial fillers that are now on the market. Fillers are injectable treatments that provide instant results and require little to no downtime. People with busy schedules appreciate that they can get right back to their everyday activities after each treatment session.
Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance that the body creates naturally. It is biocompatible and very few people have allergies to the HA fillers on the market today. Dermal fillers quickly replace lost volume underneath the skin with HA-based gel, which slowly breaks down in the months after the injection.
Facial fillers may not be permanent, but today’s formulas are long-lasting. There are specialized HA fillers for everything from sunken cheeks to thin lips. Each formula varies in how long it lasts, but most modern fillers can provide good results for 6-12 months. Once the effects wear off, patients can request another appointment to refresh their results.
A Brighter, More Alert Appearance
People are often amazed at the difference after they get their first dermal filler treatments for volume loss. In addition to looking more awake and well-rested, most people find that they also look younger and more refreshed. Dermal fillers can help you unlock the best version of yourself with no downtime, very few risks, and only temporary, minor side effects.
Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?
Dermal fillers are very safe, effective, and versatile. However, everyone is different and it’s important to get an expert’s opinion on the best treatment options for you before you move forward. That’s why you need to consult with an experienced aesthetician or plastic surgeon to determine if fillers will help you resolve your volume loss and meet your aesthetic goals.
To learn more about your options and to find out if you’re a candidate for dermal fillers, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation with one of our injectable filler experts. Our aestheticians are highly trained and experienced, offering patients a safe, comfortable environment and incredible results.
Schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art Houston medical spa by calling Mirror Mirror at (281) 810-9083 or visiting our website. We look forward to meeting you!