Most of us associate plump, full cheeks with youth, such as those of babies and kids. Collagen is the main contributing factor towards supple looking cheeks, and we were all born with lots of it. The presence of subcutaneous fat beneath the facial skin also helps to keep the face looking plump, rounded, and youthful.
Sunken cheeks can occur as part of the initial ageing process. As we age, there is gradual loss of subcutaneous fat around the mouth and eyes which causes our cheeks to appear like they are projecting inwards instead of outwards. Weight loss and illnesses are other possible contributing factors. Certain lifestyle habits also contribute to this such as heavy smoking, extreme exercises, and a poor diet. Dehydration is another factor that could cause cheeks to have a hollow appearance. Overall, sunken cheeks can make the face look gaunt and tired.
At NU.U Clinic, we have a range of treatment options to address sunken cheeks, such as using dermal fillers and Dr. Chew’s signature K-lift that he developed to address this issue. K-lift also helps to provide effective midface lifting and rejuvenation, thus giving one a fresher and youthful look.