Aging is inevitable. However, it is possible to fix sunken cheeks and enhance your facial contours with the use of dermal fillers.
Facial Aging and Your Cheeks
Facial aging is not only about fine lines and wrinkles; there is also the problem of volume loss. It’s often noticeable when changes in fat and collagen distribution mid-face can cause the cheeks to sink.
It’s quite common for the cheeks to lose their youthful plumpness as time passes. This is due to the downward shift of the fat in the cheeks. This descent makes the cheeks look sunken and less defined giving the face a longer appearance. However dermal fillers can fix sunken cheeks quickly and effectively.
How Dermal Fillers Fix Sunken Cheeks
Dermal fillers also known as soft tissue fillers, are a minimally invasive solution to facial aging. They can rejuvenate the face by filling in wrinkles and folds, adding volume so that the face looks smoother and fuller.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Voluma is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), and is formulated to contour and lift the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. HA is a substance that is naturally present in the body, and helps the skin retain moisture and suppleness. There is usually very little risk of an allergic reaction with HA fillers, since HA is a natural substance. The body can break down the filler over time, eventually metabolizing it.
In addition to plumping the cheeks, Voluma also lifts the skin improving the appearance of the area below the eyes, as well as the lines around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to 2 years.
How Cheek Fillers Work
A tiny needle injects the filler deeply into the cheek area. Since the needle used for the procedure is so small, there is minimal bruising or irritation after treatment. Treatment takes 15 minutes on average, but can easily be done during a lunch break without taking time off work.
Patients may experience moderate side effects such as swelling, tenderness, pain, redness, and itching, and these can last 2-4 weeks.
In order to ensure natural-looking results it’s essential that patients consult with a highly experienced, expert provider preferably a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.