Fill me in about cheeks
The cheeks are a very important feature of the mid face. Your attention is naturally drawn towards the cheek area because it connects the eyes and the lips – the two most important structures for communication and expression. If you compare the faces of people in their 50s or 60s to photos of them in their 20s, you are likely to notice a difference in their cheek volume right away. Cheeks in a youthful-looking face have smooth contours and are full of volume.
In fact, our cheeks are generally at their most voluminous and smooth when we are babies. However, the shape of the cheeks can change with age with a loss of naturally occurring sugars that provide volume. Over time, the amount of soft tissue volume over the cheekbones decreases and the ligaments that hold soft tissue high weaken naturally age. Together with the effects of gravity you may find soft tissue moves downwards.
Cheeks are also the facial feature with the largest surface area of skin. Therefore, they are prone to dryness and pigmentation from exposure to the elements like wind, sun and pollution. Freckles are a common pigmentation on the cheeks, a sign of sun damage to the upper layers of skin.
Discuss how you can replace or enhance the naturally occurring sugars that help deliver volume to your cheeks and treatment possibilities with our clinician at Rejuven8 Penrith Cosmetic Clinic.