A loss of volume in the face is a common symptom of getting older and can result in sunken cheeks in both men and women. They appear as sunk in, saggy cheeks, as opposed to plump and firm cheeks which are often found on young people.
The leading cause of sunken cheeks is ageing. As the skin gets older, it loses elasticity which prevents the skin from staying tight and firm, resulting in sagging skin. The fat pads in the cheeks diminish with age leaving less tissue in the area and causing them to look sunken. In addition to this, the skull changes shape with age and the underlying structure of the face will contribute to an aged appearance, including sunken cheeks.
There are many contributing factors to sunken cheeks, but whatever the cause, the result of having sunk and saggy cheeks can have a significant impact on self-confidence. Many people suffering from sunken cheeks are more self-conscious about their overall appearance.
Sunken Cheeks Treatments At Hans Place Practice
Sunken cheeks can be treated using various cosmetic procedures. At Hans Place Practice, we specialise in treatments that can help ease signs of ageing, including in sunken cheeks. After a skincare assessment, our expert team are likely to recommend Dermal Fillers as a treatment for sunken cheeks.
Dermal fillers offer a very natural result for plumping up sunken cheeks and adding volume to the face. They are injected deep into the facial tissue, to help ease sunken cheeks caused by changes to the bone structure below while still looking natural and untouched.
There a range of filler types that can be used for treating sunken cheeks, and the gel used is very similar to the hyaluronic acid found in the body. It works alongside the body’s own hyaluronic acid to fill and plump areas of the face that have a loss of volume.