How your cheeks can hollow
When we think about faces ageing, we think of wrinkles. But there are many changes to the face as we age.
Hollow cheeks happen with the natural ageing of the skin, muscles and fat pads in the face. The body reduces collagen and elastin production (the connective tissue fibers in the skin), weakening your skin’s strength and elasticity. Lack of elasticity is more pronounced in areas exposed to the sun.
When you’re young, the facial fat is evenly distributed with more plumpness in some areas. When you age, the fat loses volume, clumps up and sinks. These factors adversely affect the support base of the face, and cause the cheeks to sink in.
There are other causes of sunken cheeks, including weight loss, starvation, smoking, long-term exposure to harsh weather, and disease.
We have a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures that can fill out hollow cheeks. If you are interested in treatment options, we recommend that you book a complimentary consultation which allows us to assess your concern and recommend the best treatment options for you.