For most women and men, weight loss is a great accomplishment and leads to improved health, wellness, and energy. It also produces a trimmer body and increased self-confidence.

However, there is one unwanted side effect of weight loss that many people may be unaware of – facial aging.

Continue reading to learn why losing weight makes you look older and how filler can restore a more balanced and youthful appearance.

Weight Loss Can Accentuate Certain Signs of Aging

After losing weight, you may find that your physique looks slimmer and more toned, but that your face and jawline appear older.

In fact, after shedding 10 or more pounds, it’s not uncommon to notice more prominent wrinkling around the eyes and forehead, sagging or sunken cheeks, under eye circles, and a drooping jawline.

Why Losing Weight Makes You Look Older

Upon seeing that their face doesn’t match their healthy body and increased energy level, women and men often want to know why losing weight makes you look older.

To start, when you lose weight, you experience fat loss in your body and face. This can prove problematic because facial fat provides support and fullness and helps maintain a youthful appearance.

At the same time, weight loss can also negatively affect collagen and elastin, which are the skin’s building blocks.

If that’s not enough, individuals who are older, have sun damage, and whose weight has fluctuated over the years are even more susceptible to signs of aging following weight loss.

Filler Can Help Rejuvenate Your Face

When losing weight makes you look older, dermal fillers can help! Dermal fillers are injectable products that restore volume, smooth wrinkles, lift skin, improve facial contours, and correct creases and folds.

They can also fill-in under eye hollows and eliminate dark circles, which are quite common with weight loss.

Get Started with Dermal Fillers

If you’ve recently lost weight and noticed more prominent signs of aging, please call our office today to schedule dermal filler consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. Marjan Yousefi.

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Marjan Yousefi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin.

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