Sunken cheeks can occur as a result of the natural facial structure, ageing and weight loss. As we lose the supportive fat pads under the skin and muscle, we may notice a deepening of the diagonal line crossing the cheeks (the ‘nasojugal folds’), more prominent nose-to-mouth lines (‘nasolabial folds’), heavier jowls and a general loss of volume that makes the face look gaunt and tired.
Dermal filler is a substance that is injected into the dermis of the skin. It can effectively treat sunken cheeks by plumping targeted areas. Although there are many different types of fillers, the most popular are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Dermal fillers can have different structures and consistencies that make them more suitable for treatment of different areas. For example, when treating the cheeks, we use a filler that is firm and smooth in order to volumise and define the cheeks.