Aging and volume loss go hand-in-hand. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, our team can develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve younger, more rejuvenated skin.

What is Aging and Volume Loss?

Aging and volume loss are the inevitable product of many different factors. Although we tend to think of aging as manifesting in certain ways, it’s actually intrinsically tied to volume loss. By treating volume loss, you can treat many of the telltale signs of aging.

Signs of Aging and Volume Loss

Nasolabial folds

Nasolabial folds are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the mouth. Although many people naturally have them, they can deepen with age as the cheeks begin to sag.


Jowls are skin that hangs from the jawline, which can become more pronounced as you age. They’re usually the result of skin in the cheeks that loses its support and falls downward.

Hollow cheeks

Full, rounded cheeks are a sign of youth. As you age, however, it’s normal for the fat pads in the cheeks to shift downward, resulting in a hollow look.

What Causes Aging and Volume Loss?

Aging is caused by the loss of collagen, an important structure in the skin responsible for suppleness and supporting the overlying structures. Collagen and elastin form an elaborate matrix that can begin to break down over time as the body produces less collagen. This can begin to happen as early as your 30s. When your skin has less support, the skin and fat pad can begin to sag, folding in on itself and causing areas of hollowness.


How to Maximize Prevention and Repair the Damage

Dr. Cope is the author of Sun Proof: A Practical Guide for Sun-Damaged Skin. How to Maximize Prevention and Repair the Damage. In it, Dr. Cope details easy and accessible steps for improving your skin and reversing the harmful effects of sun exposure. Using the latest and most scientifically-backed studies on sun damage, Dr. Cope has created a guide to achieving healthier, more radiant skin with the best tips, tricks, and tools available.


What Are My Treatment Options for Aging and Volume Loss?

There are a variety of treatment options for mild to moderate aging and volume loss. You can typically find the best results with a well-rounded package of treatments including skincare products, injectables, and laser treatments. Some of our best anti-aging options include:

  • Voluma®
  • Restylane® Lyft
  • Sculptra®
  • RF Microneedling
  • Microneedling
  • Retinol

Our cosmetic team can create a customized treatment plan for your needs using our best products and treatments.

Maintaining Healthy Skin with Aging and Volume Loss

In order to maintain a younger, healthier look, it’s important to continually stimulate collagen production. You can do this by undergoing regular treatments like microneedling or using a physician-grade skincare regimen at home. Additionally, our team will make sure you understand when to return for touch-up appointments for your injectable treatments so you can maintain youthful volume.


Dr. Austin Cope is a Utah native as well as a highly educated and well-trained cosmetic dermatologist. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, our team is here to help you look and feel your best.


Dr. Cope can help you achieve a new level of confidence with aesthetic experience and a laid-back approach. To learn more, contact us through our online form or give us a call.

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