The fat compartments underneath your skin dictate the shape and fullness of the face. When volume loss occurs in the face (this is usually due to age), the cheeks and midface are two of the most obviously affected areas. Loss of facial and skin volume gives the appearance of hollow and sunken cheeks. Whilst there is nothing wrong with sunken cheeks, many people seek treatment. This is because fuller cheeks are associated with a more youthful and less tired appearance. Cheek enhancement can also help lift up the mid and lower face to reduce the appearance of sagging and wrinkling. Non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers permit plumping up of cheeks as well as contouring and sculpting for higher and better-defined cheekbones.
The main cause of sunken cheeks is the loss of facial volume due to ageing. Ageing causes diminishing fat compartment size which leads to the appearance of hollowness in the cheeks. Furthermore, ageing reduces the amount of collagen and elastic generated by the skin. This leads to thinner and less pliable skin which is more prone to wrinkling and sagging. Aside from ageing, other common causes for sunken cheeks include rapid weight loss and chronic illness. Of course, some people are also born with a greater disposition to having sunken cheeks or reduced facial volume in the first place.
Cheek enhancement is the process of sculpting or augmenting the cheeks by increasing the underlying volume. This can be performed through a number of processes which may aim to increase the thickness of the skin, tighten or lift sagging skin or by implanting a substance or implant underneath the skin to enhance volume. The result achieved depends on the technique used and the experience of your doctor. Cheek enhancement can yield fuller, smoother and more defined cheeks if performed correctly.
There are a number of treatment options for enhancing and augmenting your cheeks whilst maintaining a natural-looking appearance. At City Skin Clinic, these include:
Cheek enhancement and augmentation with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to shape, sculpt, lift and volumise the cheeks.
Combat sagging and wrinkles with a combination of Botox® and dermal fillers.
Smooth wrinkles and firm up skin with bespoke skin treatments.
At City Skin Clinic, we provide cheek enhancement using Juvederm dermal fillers as these enable us to restore volume, lift the midface and sculpt the cheeks. Many of our clients tend to combine these with tear trough fillers if they have volume loss around the eyes or Botox® as part of a bespoke face rejuvenation treatment. We also provide professional skin treatments in the form of chemical peels and collagen induction therapy which smooth out and thicken the skin on the face. These can be used alone or in combination with cheek fillers to restore lost volume to the midface.