SUNKEN CHEEKS – Conditions

Sunken Cheeks

As we get older, or indeed if we experience radical weight loss, you lose volume in your face as the fat pads that support your skin shrinks away, and the bone underneath also shrinks back. Where you once had bouncy full apples in the cheeks and defined cheek bones, you are left with flattened cheeks and the skin seems to slide down, causing nose to mouth lines and even jowls and sagging jaw line.

Luckily, there are non invasive, non surgical treatments with no downtime that can reverse the hands of time. Especially, replacement of the lost volume through cheek enhancement using strategically placed dermal filler has been clinically proven to provide support to the face, lifting up the cheeks once more, and smoothing away unwanted nose to mouth lines.

At Elixir Cosmetics we offer several treatments that can have a remarkable effect on the way your cheeks look.

Why consider treatment for sunken cheeks?

As we get older, the collagen production in our skin reduces resulting in the loss of skin firmness – causing sagging in the mid face and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Patients seek treatment for sunken cheeks in order to rejuvenate the face and improve volume for a more youthful look.

Whilst this is a common issue presented, in particular by women, it can make you look older than your years. It’s quite natural for a patient to want to do something about this, and invest in one or a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments.

Who is suitable for sunken cheeks treatments?

Everyone wants firm, toned-looking skin, but as we get older it becomes harder and harder to maintain that youthful plumpness we enjoyed so much in younger years. From our early thirties, skin begins to lose elasticity and fullness, and we start to see the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, around the eyes, and skin begins to sag in the mid and lower face region.

Treatments for the mid face are popular with women of all ages, but for sunken cheeks we usually see patients over 45. We also offer cheek fillers for those who would like more pronounced cheeks, and these patients are often younger.

What treatments can help treat sunken cheeks?

If you want to treat sunken cheeks there are some successful solutions available. Sometimes these are combined with other treatments for maximum effect but you need a consultation to assess your concerns first. Here are some of our more popular treatments available to help those hoping to boost volume in the mid face.

Dermal fillers

Whether you’re concerned about a natural lack of facial definition or have seen a decline in your facial features as a side-effect of ageing, there’s a filler treatment out there for you.

The most common form of non-surgical volumising treatment is dermal fillers. These treatments add youthful fullness to the face when they are strategically injected into areas of concern. Most commonly, volumising injectables are used for the cheeks and jawline when they have become a little gaunt.

Read more about dermal fillers here.

PDO threads

The thread lift has become a much sought after treatment in the last few years, with the launch of PDO threads making it easier than ever to lift the skin of the mid and lower face without any surgical procedures or painful downtime required.

Made popular with celebrities, the thread lift has actually been around a while in the world of aesthetics, but has recently had a resurgence thanks to an increasing demand for facial rejuvenation treatments that effectively reduce the signs of facial ageing without going under the knife.

A PDO thread lift is a perfect choice for patients seeking to lift areas such as the cheeks, jowls, neck and even the delicate décolletage area.
Read more about PDO thread lifting here.

What happens during these treatments?

Each treatment for sunken cheeks works differently and offers different results. It’s a good idea to do your research before committing to any skin rejuvenation treatment and making sure you understand what is involved.

Are these treatments painful?

These treatments are considered to be comfortable and the Elixir Cosmetics team will ensure you’re at ease before, during and after treatments.

How many treatments do I need?

Usually just the one. Treatment times vary depending on the treatment areas, but most sessions take just 20-60 minutes, and results last around 18-24 months onwards.

More information about treating sunken cheeks

Skin begins to sag and wrinkles begin to form as our collagen production slows down. Skin that lacks firmness or muscles in the face and neck which have lost their youthful tightness can make patients feel self-conscious or older than their years, but we can help.

It’s important to remember, that while these types of skin rejuvenation are popular and quick to perform, they do require a skilled cosmetic doctor as they are medical procedures. Contact us today and enjoy more youthful in the mid-face again.

Recommended Treatments:

PDO Threads

Derma Fillers


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