As you age, your facial volume will decrease. It’s a sad truth that people should make peace with. However, with today’s cosmetic procedures, you no longer have to look at your sunken cheeks in the mirror every day. You just need to pause and focus on what causes the volume loss.
To add volume to the cheeks, you have to understand what leads to the volume loss in the first place. So, in this blog, we will get into the theory of why your cheeks lose their plumpness and how you can make them look rejuvenated once more.
Why Do Cheeks Lose Volume?
As you age, you start noticing a lot of sagging skin, wrinkles, hollowing around the eyes, cheeks, and jowls. These are all classic signs of aging and typically appear once you pass the age of 30. With good genetics and the proper skincare, you can keep your skin looking good longer, but eventually, age will catch up with you.
The culprit here is easy to point out: collagen. As you pass the age of 20, your skin starts producing 1 percent less collagen each year. At that point, you still have enough collagen for it to not be noticeable. However, the more you run out, the more obvious the aging process will become. This is why you only notice the sagging skin and wrinkling when you pass your 30s.
Collagen is a very important protein in your body, as it offers structure and keeps your skin looking firm. All the collagen molecules are connected, giving your cheeks a natural lift. When those connections are lost, the support is gone, making your cheeks look saggy and less voluminous.
Do Cheek Fillers Lift Your Face?
We’ve established that collagen loss is the main culprit that makes you lose volume in your cheeks. One way to correct that is to add more collagen or trigger your body’s collagen production. With a cheek filler, you can add volume exactly where it is needed, giving your cheeks a better lift and definition.
The majority of cheek fillers are made using hyaluronic acid, a sugar compound that exists naturally in the connective tissue of your skin. Hyaluronic acid also helps your soft tissue grow, prompting it to produce more elastin and collagen. As a result, your cheeks will get a natural-looking plumpness with a good structure.
Cheek fillers will refill the empty areas, offering an immediate filling effect. After the procedure, your cheeks will look more pronounced and better shaped. Additionally, as the days pass, your skin will begin reacting to the hyaluronic acid, creating more collagen and making your skin look more plumped. In the end, this can give your skin the natural lift you’ve been looking for.
How Can I Get More Volume in My Cheeks?
To add more volume to your cheeks, the best route that you can take is to use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. A very popular option for this is the JUVÉDERM® dermal filler, specifically the VOLUMA™ XC formula. This dermal filler can be used to correct volume loss in the cheeks for adults over the age of 21.
Thanks to its high viscosity, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ can give your cheeks better support. At the same time, it can offer a subtle and natural appearance while giving your cheeks a well-defined structure. It can take about one to two days for the filler to settle. So, during this time, you should follow your injection specialists instructions.
JUVÉDERM® results are temporary, but the effects may last for up to 12 months. However, you can maintain these results by returning for touch-ups every six months.
Use JUVÉDERM® to Restore Lost Volume in Your Cheeks
When your cheeks start losing their volume, there are several ways for you to restore that lost volume. The best and fastest way to do so is by using dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®. If you want to find out more about the entire process, then you can schedule an appointment with SoCal Cool Body and bring your cheeks back to their former glory.
For more information about cheek volumization, you can contact SoCal Cool Body at 951-397-0530 for our Murrieta office, and 760-298-8078 for our practice in Palm Desert. You can also use our online contact form to set up an appointment.