Dermal Fillers Can Bring Your Sunken Cheeks Back to Life
We all know that lines and wrinkles are unavoidable consequences of aging, but many men and women are surprised to notice their cheeks have fallen flat over the years. This natural sign of facial aging is due to a loss of fat volume and the deterioration of collagen and elastin in our skin. For patients hoping to quickly and conveniently restore volume to their cheeks, injectable dermal fillers are a popular and effective option. At Rejuvenation Wellness Center in Plainview, NY, board-certified physician Dr. Natalia Levinskaya offers a complete range of cosmetic injectables, including cheek fillers, to help patients look and feel their best. Let’s take a closer look at how dermal filler injections can breathe new life into your deflated cheeks.
How do I know if I need cheek fillers?
If you have begun to notice that your face looks less full and youthful than it once did – particularly around the mid-face – it may be due to a loss of cheek volume. Patients whose cheeks begin to look deflated, flat, droopy, wrinkled, or hollow have likely begun to lose some of their natural fat pads and skin elasticity. For these patients, injectable dermal fillers can help to restore a fresher, younger, more lifted look by adding volume to the cheeks. For patients with pronounced skin laxity, a laser skin rejuvenation procedure in conjunction with (but prior to) dermal fillers may be the most appropriate solution. During your initial consultation for nonsurgical aesthetic treatments in Plainview, NY, our knowledgeable team will carefully assess your skin and facial features, explain all of your options in greater detail, and recommend a customized treatment plan that will best help you achieve your goals.
What fillers are best for the cheeks?
There are a number of options for cheek fillers available today, some of the most popular of which include:
The right cheek filler for you will depend on several individual factors and may vary from person to person.
How long do cheek fillers last?
One of the most exciting benefits of dermal fillers is that they offer relatively instant and long-lasting results, particularly compared with other types of cosmetic injections, like wrinkle relaxers. While the longevity of filler results will vary based on how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler, which specific filler was used, and others, most patients can expect their fillers to last for an average of about 12 months.
What’s the difference between fillers and BOTOX®?
BOTOX is arguably the most popular injectable product available today, leading many patients to assume that BOTOX is the right place to start for addressing sunken cheeks. However, BOTOX is part of a different class of cosmetic injectables known as neurotoxin wrinkle relaxers, which are designed to smooth out lines and wrinkles associated with muscle movements and facial expressions. While injectable wrinkle relaxers can certainly make stunning enhancements to a person’s face, they will not add or restore volume. When it comes to hollow cheeks, fillers are the most appropriate type of injectable to use.
Give your face a refresh with cheek fillers in Plainview, NY
If flat features are deflating your look, you may be a candidate for dermal filler injections. For more information about the striking transformations that can be achieved in a matter of minutes with injectable dermal fillers, call Rejuvenation Wellness Center to schedule your consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Natalia Levinskaya today.