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Sunken cheeks

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How to treat sunken cheeks


Voluma is a revolutionary new treatment for treating the malar cheek area and chin. Unlike other fillers in this area, it does not cause hard swellings and allows contouring that gives a soft natural effect.

This patient has voluma in her cheeks which as well as improving the mid face area has also significantly improved the contours in the lower face. Botox has improved lines in the forehead and juvederm has also been used.

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Full face rejuvenation with botox, voluma and juvederm fillers at Medicetics

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This is an injectable volumising treatment that stimulates the build up of the body's own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face.

We use Sculptra™ for both young and older patients. It is an excellent treatment for building up cheek bones in younger patients and for filling in areas of lost volume, often in the cheeks of patients who have suddenly lost a lot of weight, or have simply lost some of the superficial layer of fat in the skin, which is part of the natural ageing process. Read more....


Restylane SubQ offers an instant, subtle and natural solution for facial reshaping and contouring. While a facelift can tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinles, it cannot replace volume in the skin. Restylane SubQ can go where the scalpel cannot.

Restylane SubQ offers greater convenience, predictability and cost effectiveness compared to fat transfer. Read more....

Common reasons to develop sunken cheeks


As we age we all lose fat from our face. The cheek area sinks and the lips thin. The area from the lower nose to the upper lip lenghtens and we develop concavities in the temple and forehead area.


Dieting is a common reason to lose volume in the cheek area or malar area. As we work to maintain a healthy slim figure we often will lose fat from the face at the same time. A compromise between your face and your hips.


From the elite athlete to the regular gym-goer. Anybody who works out regularly may often suffer from sunken cheeks. Despite feeling brillant and healthy, there is nothing more depressing than when people often ask if they are unwell!

In severe cases the appearance of a "dent" in the cheek where we would expect to see a healthy contoured cheek. Cause is usually secondary to a very low body fat index.


Many mothers find in post pregnancy that they lose the healthy glow to their face. As they lose weight in post pregnancy, fat from the face also goes dramatically making them look (even more) tired and sometimes gaunt.


Some people naturally have very thin faces. Cheek bones may be subtle and so any small loss of fat volume in the face can have a dramatic effect.