The Importance of Fillers in Restoring Cheek Volume
We all know someone who seems to defy time and looks forever young. So what’s their secret? Good genes play a role, but maintaining cheek volume is often the key to rolling back the clock on aging. As we mature, our cheek fat pads descend while ligaments sag. Facial bones also gradually remodel and resorb, resulting in hollowness, jowls, and a less youthful appearance. In this article, we will explore why preserving and restoring cheek volume through dermal fillers is crucial in maintaining a lifted, taut, and youthful appearance.
Naomi Campbell has been one the World’s leading Supermodels for the last three decades. Many people attribute her cheekbones that got her noticed early in her career.
The Role of Cheeks in Facial Structure
The cheeks play a pivotal structural role in maintaining facial contours. Acting as a scaffold, the cheekbones support the overlying soft tissue and skin. Youthful, full cheeks convey vitality and beauty across all ages and genders. However, as cheek volume depletes with age, faces take on a hollow, sagging look. The depletion of robust fat pads over the cheekbones and the descent of cheek tissue with gravity lead to flattened cheeks, pronounced nasolabial folds, jowls, and folding around the mouth and nose.
Preserving cheek volume is crucial in retaining a youthful oval shape and attractive proportions, as they provide the foundation for overall facial structure and contribute to facial harmony. The standards of beauty have heavily relied on facial anatomy and bone structure, whether this is something we realize consciously or not.
The Impact of Cheek Volume Loss
Lost volume in the cheeks can be restored through dermal fillers, particularly hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm Voluma. This is our personal favorite for replacing lost volume in the cheeks! Skillfully placed filler in the cheek region can lift tissues back into their youthful position, replacing the depleted fat pads and re-establishing the cheeks as the wide base of an inverted triangle.
This restoration of cheek volume can also create a subtle “lifting” effect on the lower face and jowls. By restoring volume high on the cheeks, tension is alleviated from the lower facial tissues, allowing them to tighten up. This demonstrates how proper cheek augmentation can roll back the clock for the entire face.
The Benefits of Cheek Filler Rejuvenation
Rather than solely focusing on treating individual wrinkles, reviving the cheek area with dermal fillers proves to be the most impactful anti-aging strategy. Patients who prioritize restoring cheek volume can achieve natural-looking, long-lasting rejuvenation. Augmenting the cheeks not only addresses the specific concern but also contributes to facial harmony and the preservation of the oval facial shape associated with youth.
Choosing the Right Dermal Filler
Not all dermal fillers are created equal, especially when it comes to sculpting the cheekbones. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, provide the necessary lift and projection that can last up to two years. While thinner hyaluronic acid fillers may be a cheaper option, they often result in a more subtle change. To achieve significant and noticeable rejuvenation, it’s recommended to go for a filler with extra oomph that can effectively lift the midface.
The Importance of Precise Placement
Augmenting the cheeks requires precise placement on either the medial or lateral side. Each area serves a specific purpose. Medial cheek injections directly restore lost volume along the curvature, helping to lift sagging cheeks for a heart-shaped face. Lateral injections above the cheekbone provide a subtle lift, tightening and “lifting” the overlying skin for a radiant glow and contour. A customized filler recipe, created after assessing individual needs during a consultation, addresses both the medial and lateral cheek, ensuring comprehensive results.
Patient before and after of lateral and medial cheek filler.
Preserving and restoring cheek volume through dermal fillers is essential in the fight against facial aging. The cheeks play a vital role in maintaining facial contours and contribute to facial harmony and attractive proportions. By skillfully placing dermal fillers in the cheek region, lost volume can be replenished, resulting in a lifted, taut, and youthful appearance.
Choosing the right dermal filler and prioritizing precise placement can ensure optimal results. By focusing on cheek rejuvenation, individuals can achieve natural-looking, long-lasting, and comprehensive facial rejuvenation, effectively safeguarding the oval facial shape associated with youth.
July 17, 2023