Cheek Filler with Hyaluronic Acid for a Youthful Appearance
Cheekbones play a crucial role in facial structure, imparting personality and character. When well-defined, they not only enhance facial aesthetics but also provide a more youthful and healthy appearance.
For women, high cheekbones are considered a sign of femininity. Studying facial proportions reveals that the ideal female face has an inverted triangular shape, with high cheekbones and a slender chin, creating a soft and harmonious look.
Conversely, in men, ideal cheekbones are positioned lower than in women, and the chin is broader. This lower placement of cheekbones contributes to a square facial appearance, denoting strength and determination.
As we age, our bone structure undergoes resorption and volume loss. The zygomatic bone, upon which the cheekbones rest, ceases to provide support to the surrounding fat, muscle, and skin structures. Consequently, these tissues lose their natural support and tend to sag, resulting in facial sagging and descent.
When the bone no longer provides support, soft tissues like skin, fat, and muscle shift downward. Due to lack of support, skin and fat accumulate in the facial oval area, forming lateral bags under the chin, giving the appearance of sagging, aging, and fatigue.
Hence, cheekbones are pivotal for achieving balanced facial proportions in both young men and women, as well as for rejuvenating the face as it begins to lose firmness. In fact, addressing cheek volume with dermal fillers is the first step in full-face rejuvenation.
Cheek rejuvenation treatment with hyaluronic acid involves injecting it into the deeper tissues beneath the skin to restore lost facial support. This approach is valid for those who are aging and have lost volume, as well as those who genetically lack well-defined cheekbones.
This hyaluronic acid cheek filler procedure is virtually painless and is carried out with one or two small incisions using fine cannulas that do not cause discomfort. Generally, it doesn’t cause bruising and seldom results in swelling, unless the patient has specific conditions. Furthermore, the number of entry points is minimal, usually two at most for the entire face.
In most cases, a single session suffices. However, if there’s significant volume loss, two treatment sessions might be required, spaced at least a month apart.
Photographs before and after a cheek voluminization treatment with hyaluronic acid.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cheek Filler with Hyaluronic Acid:
Will the cheek treatment make my face look puffy or wider?
No, quite the opposite. As mentioned earlier, the cheek treatment will give your face a more streamlined appearance.
Will my cheeks look bigger, making me look like a hamster?
No, on the contrary. If the cheeks are overly prominent, treating the cheekbones can help lift the cheeks and achieve a more harmonious appearance.