As you age, you may experience a loss of volume as collagen and subcutaneous fat starts to diminish in the face. This can cause sunken or hollow cheeks. While having sunken cheeks is not harmful to your health, it can lower down a person’s self-esteem.
Connection Between Age and Your Cheeks
Changes in the skin are an inevitable part of aging. It’s quite common for the cheeks to deflate as the cheek pads lose fat retention and the skin loses elasticity. As the skin begins to sag, the area around the mouth can appear worn and aged.
These negative side effects of age are only exacerbated by poor diet and a lack of exercise. Certain health conditions can also make the cheeks appear hollow. Men and women with slimmer figures are also more likely to develop sunken or hollow-looking cheeks.
Dermal fillers for the face have been highly effective in restoring lost volume in the cheeks to create a plumper appearance. With the occasional injection of skin fillers into aging skin, you can maintain a more youthful, healthier appearance.
Here’s a closer look at facial fillers and how they work to fill in cheek hollowness and smooth out saggy skin and wrinkles.
How Dermal Fillers Can Fill in Hollow Cheeks
Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and other leading dermal fillers have been proven effective in plumping up the cheek area for a more rejuvenated appearance. While these treatments are temporarily, lasting an average of six to twelve months, they provide just the right amount of volume most men and women seek to feel confident about their appearance.
With little risk and a nearly non-existent recovery period, there’s no reason not to try dermal fillers if you’re struggling with sunken cheeks or sagging skin on face caused by excessive weight loss or the natural aging process.
Dermal fillers can be naturally-derived or created from a synthetic material. Once injected into the skin, these fillers for cheeks have a primary purpose of plumping up the area to reduce depressions, wrinkles, and folds.
Depending on the type of filler used, you can expect to maintain the volume in your cheeks from six months up to two years. Permanent fillers have lasting effects of up to five years or more. It’s important not to confuse fillers for face with Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox). While both treatments involve injections, Botox is injected into muscles to stop muscle movement and smooth out wrinkles.
Naturally-derived fillers, which include hyaluronic acid fillers, come with a minimal risk of allergic reactions. While the results of these dermal fillers in Singapore are immediate, they only last an average of three to 18 months. Over time, the filler material breaks down requiring you to go back for another set of injections if you wish to maintain your results.
Face contouring with dermal fillers is a safe and effective way to fill out sunken cheeks and create a more youthful profile. Schedule your consultation with our Harvard-trained skin specialist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, at the Cutis Laser Clinics to see if you’re a good candidate for fillers.