Sunken cheeks can make the face look gaunt or appear sick, and can be a source of self-consciousness for many. Genetics are mostly responsible; as our genes dictate where subcutaneous fat is stored, your cheeks can carry little to no fat, creating a hollow or sunken look. Collagen, the protein responsible for keeping skin plump and firm, deteriorates over time, which leads to sagging of the skin, contributing to sunkenness and loss of skin elasticity.
At PHI Clinic, we have a range of treatments suited to correcting sunken cheeks, including dermal fillers, the 8 Point Lift (devised by our own Dr Tapan Patel), and laser resurfacing. To book a no obligation consultation with one of our highly experienced clinicians and find out how we can help combat sunken cheeks, contact PHI Clinic today.Book consultation
Factors to consider
Smoking aids this process by reducing blood flow to skin, and nicotine destroys and contributes to decreased synthesis of new collagen. Your environment, if regularly exposed to harsh weather conditions, can also affect the supply of nutrients from blood vessels to the skin, resulting in reduced elasticity. Extreme dieting, sudden weight loss, and increased exercising can cause fat loss from certain parts of the body; cheeks included. This extends to illnesses that cause weight loss, like cancer, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and TB.
Treatments available for Sunken Cheeks
The term “dermal filler” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving t...Read on Book consultation
Loss of volume in the cheeks can have a huge impact on the rest of the face. Everything shifts downwards, jowls appear and you can start to look permanently unhappy and tired. In order to lift the skin and restructure the face, cheek fillers can be used to help restore volume.... Read on Book consultation
Some of the main concerns patients have with ageing include skin laxity, volume loss and lack of structure. As we age, these factors become more prominent, and can make us look tired and withdrawn.
These indications are easily treatable with natural, HA based dermal fillers, which work to reapply structure, elevating and rejuvenating the facial features. They are often used in conjunctio...Read on Book consultation
Before and after Sunken Cheeks treatment
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Four weeks ago, I found myself on a couch in a Harley Street clinic, a doctor marking up my face with a Sharpie, indicating the places he was about to inject with filler.
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