Treating Sagging or Recessed Cheeks

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Sagging or Recessed CheeksWhen the earliest small facial wrinkles begin to appear, some people ignore them successfully for a while. The first little creases even have cute names like laugh lines and crow’s feet. But once facial tissues begin to break down and cheeks start to look sunken, that’s another matter entirely. Recessed cheeks tend to have a domino effect on the face; as cheeks sink, folds of skin called nasolabial folds or smile lines form between the nose and mouth and jowls start to blur the jawline.

You may believe gravity is to blame for sunken cheeks. If you do, you’re partly right. The pull of gravity eventually causes sagging all over our bodies, including our faces. But normal aging processes play an even more prominent role in recessed cheeks. As early as your twenties, collagen and elastin within the tissues begin to break down, weakening the underlying foundation for surface skin. The upper layers of your skin, also made more dull and uneven due to slowing cell turnover, begin to wrinkle and sink into the hollows. Natural aging is exacerbated by additional stresses on facial tissues such as overexposure to bright Colorado sunshine, the drying effects of our Front Range climate, smoking, and more.

In truth, recessed cheeks can contribute dramatically to your looking older than you feel. Fortunately, there are very effective courses of treatment available to you. Schedule an appointment to visit us at Rejuvenate! We’ll help you learn more about the options and decide how to turn back the clock for you.

Restoring Pinchable Cheeks

Remember how your aunts and grandmas used to pinch your cheeks when you were young? Those plump, healthy cheeks can be yours again.

  • Dermal Fillers like Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and Sculptra® have been formulated specifically to boost the foundation tissues beneath surface skin, allowing your cheeks to lie flat, smooth, and young-looking again. These FDA-approved, gel-like substances are injected using very fine needles. Most people find the treatment is easily tolerated. You may be surprised how quickly and effectively a tissue filler can reverse your gaunt look and how long the effects will last. We offer several safe, proven fillers and we’ll choose the right one for your individual needs.
  • When you come to Rejuvenate! we’ll work with you, discussing all options available to treat sunken cheeks in Denver. A dermal filler may not be sufficient to deliver the improvement you’re seeking. If that’s the case, you can discuss the benefits of a facelift or mini facelift with on of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. Though a surgical procedure is naturally more invasive than an injectable treatment, today’s Colorado residents are seeking facelift surgery in increasing numbers. The procedures are safe, involve relatively minimal discomfort, and require less recovery time than most people expect.

Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, and their staff are committed to open, honest communication with clients in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Whatever choices are right for you today, the goal will be to develop a positive relationship that will serve your needs now and in the future.

Call us at (303) 278-2600 and come meet with us soon. Our two offices are conveniently located to serve the entire Denver metro area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of 6th Ave westbound and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.

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