Add Volume to Sagging Cheeks
We offer a range of treatments for fuller cheeks in Glasgow from our cosmetic clinic
As we age, our cheeks sag or become more droopy. We used to believe this was simply due to the effect of gravity, which causes the tissues in the cheek area to fall. We now have a much more sophisticated understanding of facial ageing and realise that loss of volume is the main contributor to this type of ageing that changes the shape of the cheek.
When we are young, we have a plentiful supply of fat or volume in the face — this keeps the skin looking firm and taut with a contour and definition that can enhance the youthfulness of the face.
As we age, however, we lose volume and so the appearance of redundant — or excess — skin develops. In addition to this, there are changes that occur at the bony level causing the facial skeleton to lose bone. This contributes to the loss of volume, as well as reduces the structural support for the soft tissues of the cheek.
Cheek Fillers for Natural-Looking Volume
The mainstay of treating sagging cheeks for natural-looking results has therefore moved away from ‘lifting’ to ‘filling’.
Although the idea of a filling procedure can seem quite scary at first – we have all seen celebrities with over-filled faces that don’t always look nice – the effects of well carried out cheek fillers (dermal fillers) can be extremely effective at rejuvenating the face. Fillers enhance the face by giving more definition to the facial contours in a way that looks natural.
The key to augmenting the cheeks with a dermal filler treatment is to focus on simply restoring what has been lost; not trying to create something that never existed in the first place. So long as you stick within this remit, you should achieve a very natural, youthful and effective result.
Book an online consultation to find out how we can restore volume to your sagging cheeks