Celebrity Trends: Cheek Filler

Young woman receiving plastic surgery injection on her face, closeup

As we age, skin is prone to sagging. And nowhere is it more noticeable than on the face. To combat this problem, many celebrities are turning to cheek fillers to restore a youthful look.

Sometimes called anatomic filling: replacing volume with injectables, doctors and medical technicians have stopped looking at wrinkles and sagging skin in isolation and are considering how volume loss in one area affects others.

A young face has the “triangle of youth,” meaning it is broadest at the cheeks just under the eyes and narrower at the chin. But over time, tissue and bone is lost midface. With a deflated support system, skin starts to sag, and the face slowly transforms from triangle to trapezoid. Jowls form.

Fillers, such as Voluma, counteract that aging process by adding fullness to the cheeks, which restores skin to its original position, softening nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (creases running from the corner of the mouth to the chin) and jowls.

However, there are limits to what fillers can do. The neck is usually a litmus test. If it’s very loose or banded, fillers won’t help. Also prohibitive: inelastic skin. For fillers to work, they must have some structure to push against. Skin lacking collagen and elasticity, like severely sun-damaged skin, won’t lift. That’s why keeping up a regimen with your skin such as lasers, is important for other procedures, such as filler, to work.

Doctors also use fillers off-label to add volume to the temples, lift drooping eyelids and fill deep troughs under the eyes. Another technique is filling the forehead to support the eyebrows.

If you would like more information about restoring a youthful look to your face with the use of fillers, call ROXSpa at 310-777-0496. New patients receive 20% off the first service, and our Membership gives patients 20% off on all treatments, including Ulthera.

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