Why does it happen?
Faces can start to sag as they age and lose volume. This can make the appearance look older. With age, the fat pads under the skin get smaller and drop downwards and forward. This happens in the cheek area at the front of the face but also along the cheekbones too. The skin also becomes less elastic and unable to stay tight.
How can we treat it?
At The Facial Rejuvenation Clinic, our practitioner will assess and measure your face. Often faces are not symmetrical and age differently on each side. She will then make a treatment plan and advise you where she needs to place hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite fillers to reinflate the fat pads to start to support and prop up the face again. The cheek area is always the first place to start as these fat pads are the first to deplete. After this, contouring with fillers may be necessary to bring the youthful inverted triangle of the face back again.