Beautifully defined cheek contours make for a youthful appearance and a great glow. This is because un-sunken cheeks are considered very attractive. However, the natural aging process affects this look – as the years go by, the skin loses tone. Muscle and bone tissue, as well as subcutaneous fat, are increasingly broken down by the body. Your face loses volume. As a result, your cheeks look sunken and flat. Your face can look haggard or even sick. These effects can also cause the nasolabial fold to stand out concisely. We can treat so-called hollow cheeks in our private practice for dermatology and aesthetics in Munich – with cheek augmentation with Radiesse.
This is how volume loss occurs on the cheeks
It is quite natural that we age. Strictly speaking, the aging process even begins at birth. Of course, growth and development are in the foreground here first. After childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, the first signs of aging may become visible.
There is a progressive lack of moisture in the skin and cell renewal is slower. Production and proportions of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin also reduce. In its entirety, these processes lead to a loss of elasticity and tone of the skin, as well as to a decrease in fatty tissue. Volume loss and wrinkling become more visible as age progresses.
However, not only the natural aging processes contribute their part to the loss of volume in the cheeks. Diseases, greater weight loss or genetic predisposition can also contribute to a change in facial proportions.
Can compensate for hollow cheeks: cheek augmentation with radiesse
Patients who used to have beautiful cheeks but now suffer from hollow cheeks used to have to undergo a surgical facelift to compensate. Today, the treatment is simpler and minimally invasive: we can counteract the loss of volume with the special Radiesse filler. We inject the filler directly under the affected facial regions (cheeks and cheekbone).
We take care to inject the Radiesse filler deep into the skin layers. The result is a plumping up of the hollow cheeks and nasolabial folds. The fresh, healthy look is restored.
The simpler and significantly faster treatment without major downtime is not the only decisive advantage over aesthetic plastic surgery. With the filler injection, the naturalness of the face is not lost either.
What exactly is radiesse?
Radiesse is a so-called derma filler. It is a material comparable to a gel. Radiesse consists of calcium and hydroxylapatite. Both substances are minerals that naturally occur in your body.
We can deliver the derma filler under your skin and subcutaneous fat with a syringe. Similar to hyaluronic acid, it gives new volume to the skin areas that we injected with it. At the same time, a lifting effect occurs, improving facial contours. A great advantage of Radiesse is that it not only has a filling effect. With the insertion, the filler additionally improves your skin quality. This is due to the fact that Radiesse drives the collagen-forming cells to produce more collagen and elastin again. In this way, the skin structure is improved not only on the surface, but also in depth. Your skin will be strengthened in the long term.
Cheek augmentation with radiesse in munich
Sunken cheeks, sagging cheeks, age-related wrinkles and sagging skin areas can be treated with Radiesse. Dr. Tatjana Pavicic is an expert in volume augmentation with Radiesse in Munich. Her approaches are also explained in our blog post Volume augmentation in the face.
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