Cheeks bring balance to our facial proportions. In fact, we typically associate plump cheeks with youth, but sunken or sagging cheeks with aging. In time, what is defined as the triangle of youth—high cheekbones, full cheeks, and a well-defined jawline—eventually may become inverted so that the face appears more oblong with flatter, thinner cheeks and a heavier jawline. Unfortunately, the cheek area tends to experience some of the most obvious volume loss and sagging skin with age, because we gradually lose some subcutaneous (below the skin) fat from around the eyes and mouth, or we lose collagen and skin elasticity because of exposure to damage from the environment, smoking, illness, or weight loss. JUVEDERM Voluma® at our Philadelphia-area office is a non-invasive way to get plumper cheeks and restore a more youthful, energized appearance. Here are some of the ways that cheek fillers can improve your appearance:
Restore Volume to Your Face
JUVEDERM Voluma® and most of the other fillers that are used in the cheeks contain a synthetic version of the same hyaluronic acid your body uses to keep skin hydrated and supple. When injected below the skin, these fillers add thickness, replacing some of the volume that is lost when your skin loses moisture, collagen, and fat.
Collagen loss due to sun damage or aging can also cause fine lines and wrinkles—such as nasolabial folds between the sides of the nose and the mouth—to form on the mid-face area. Fillers that are injected into the cheek areas can have the effect of reducing the depth of these static wrinkles.
Make Cheekbones More Pronounced
Fillers aren’t just for making cheeks plumper. If you’re self-conscious about “non-existent” cheekbones or a round face, cheek fillers can add structure and make them look more pronounced. This adds definition to the face and sculpts attractive contours.
For more info on JUVEDERM Voluma®, contact us at Chapin Aesthetics by calling (267) 880-0810 or filling out a contact form to request a consultation for cheek fillers to restore a more youthful appearance.