How Can I Add Volume to My Deflated Cheek Naturally?

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When old age catch up on us, it is hard to deny when your skin starts to sag and lose its glow, elasticity and firmness. It is a good thing that there are many skin care products and treatments available to somehow cover up the effects and give your skin the healthy look.

But will these creams, serums and peels enough? When you look at your face in the mirror and see how your face is wrinkled and skin drooping, have you also asked yourself, “how can I add volume to my deflated cheek naturally?” While you think it is not possible, science got your back, as there might be ways on how you can have that youthful skin back.

 

Why do my cheeks deflate?

One clear sign of aging is the sagging of our cheeks or deflation as it is medically called. By the time we reach the age of 50 or 60, majority of us have lost about 20% of our facial volume. This happens because of several reasons, such as thinning of the skeletal structure, cheekbones become smaller and its medial fat pad moves down, and our body’s collagen production impedes, hence our skin is no longer as elastic and firm as it was before.

And so it appears, it is the reason why we would complain about the baggy and dark circles under our eyes, hollows, wrinkles and basically the flabbiness of our facial skin in general making us look elongated and squared with all our jawlines protruding.

Our face when we are younger follows to what dermatologists call, the “triangle of youth” that is the highest part of our cheek from both ears down to the chin, the biggest portion of which is covered by our cheeks. However, as we get older and our skin starts to deflate, this triangle flips upside down, and the majority becomes the jaw line.

Though we hope makeup can do wonders, it can only do as much. And with all the facial volume lost, even facelifts may not be enough and may not make it look natural on your face.

 

The Doctors’ Recommended Natural Cure

Many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have focused their methods and procedure for rejuvenation from smoothing out wrinkles to increasing facial volume.

Filling in wrinkles does not necessarily make you look young. As Dr David E Bank, the director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, N.Y describes, it will only make you appear 45 years old without wrinkles instead of having the youthful glow, which can be achieved when facial volume is restored.

So in order to add volume, using injectable fillers or fat grafting can be done. Hyaluronic acid fillers use several different concentrations like Restylane and Perlane, or the commercially prepared FDA-approved products called Radiesse or Calcium Hydroxylapatite (a synthetic substance that is similar to that found naturally in our bones)that is injected to the deflated areas on your face.

These fillers stimulate the skin to produce its own collagen. Depending on the degree, some may require more than one syringe and will last about 9 to 12 months. The next time however may need less but will have longer effects.

The other approach is more natural filling as it uses your own fats as micro-fat grafts. With the use of cannula or tube, same as the one used during liposuction, a small amount of your fat is removed. It is then re-injected in small seed size injections into the areas that need volume.

 

What are the Effects of Both Procedures in Adding Volume to my Cheeks?

With the hyaluronic acid fillers, the possible side effects are swelling and bruising, which are pretty common with injectable. Doctors have, however, found a way to lessen this by using a blunt tipped cannula to deliver the filler into the cheeks.

Fat grafting on the other hand can be sensitive to weight changes. It is therefore advised that before doing the procedure, you may want to be at a stable weight. And since fat is actually a natural filler, it is finer and softer as compared to commercial types. And the best thing about it is, it is permanent and supply is abundant.

In both procedures, it is strongly advised to have your doctor performs such to avoid the possible negative effects. Because if fillers are improperly done can cause complications, which may result to skin loss, facial distortion or blindness, and infection.

 

Conclusion

Modern medicine introduced a new ways on how to keep our face young and radiant as naturally as possible. Instead of lifting those wrinkles, adding volume to your cheeks can make your skin looks firmer and your face more alive and glowing. And this procedure can be done through injectable filling. Many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons swore to recommend this procedure because it has more natural effects.

What do you think about this new medical cosmetic breakthrough? If you find it interesting and you want to ask some questions, please don’t hesitate and post it in the comment section below. If your goal is to have a fast and natural effect for a younger looking skin, you definitely should consider checking this one out.

 

Helpful Links:

http://www.empowermd.com/blog/restoring-lost-facial-volume-secret-to-looking-younger/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3100112/

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