Sunken cheeks can occur as a result of the ageing process, genetic factors, hormonal changes, weight loss and lifestyle factors. As we lose the supportive fat pads under the skin and as our skin loses its elasticity, 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 general laxity 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.
Morpheus 8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to smooth and firm the skin. As the small needles enter the skin, the tips of the needles heat up with radiofrequency energy. This sends controlled heat energy into the upper layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, thus tightening, firming and smoothing the skin over several months after the treatment. Morpheus 8 is safe for any skin type and can be used alongside other treatments such as dermal fillers.
SecretRF is an evolution of microneedling with radiofrequency. This device works by precisely inserting small needles into the skin (at gradations of 0.1mm), creating microchannels, with the subsequent delivery of radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The motor mechanism of the SecretRF is extremely smooth and it’s needles particularly precise and well-insulated, resulting in minimal downtime and being suitable for all skin types.
Exosomes are a topical gel applied to skin following microneedling, SecretRF, or CO2 laser treatments. The gel is made from billions of exosomes, micro-vesicles that contain thousands of growth factors, cytokines and nutrients that help to boost collagen, elastin and natural hydration, thereby plumping the face.
Biostimulation involves the use of external stimuli to harness the body’s own regenerative capabilities to promote collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and promote overall rejuvenation. By activating cellular mechanisms, biostimulation can help tighten facial tissues, boost volume and address other signs of aging. At Drs Tatiana + Rishi Advanced Aesthetics we use biostimulators including Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) link to treatment page – PRP), those that contain poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), e.g. Sculptra link to treatment page – Sculptra), and those containing polynucleotides.