How We Treat Flat Cheeks

Nearly everybody experiences a loss of volume in their cheeks over time. When this happens, we see our youthful curves start to disappear, giving the appearance of an older, “deflated” face. This loss of fat results in what is commonly referred to as flat cheeks.

In many cases, flat cheeks are the result of a loss of fat in the upper cheeks. This is a natural process that is expected as we age. However, a reduction of fat in this area tends to exaggerate the fullness under our eyes. When this happens, the lower eyelid fat seems more prominent, often creating the appearance of bags under the eyes.

Treatment for Flat Cheeks

Treatment for flat cheeks is a safe and flexible procedure. Most patients can get much more youthful, fuller cheeks with a Voluma treatment. Voluma is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid cheek filler that is natural and safe. Voluma works by adding volume to the tissue in the area where it is applied. This allows it to be adjusted and even completely dissolved after treatment if necessary.

What to Expect

Based on the FDA's findings, the effects of Voluma treatments on flat cheeks can last for up to two years. However, it is important to note that everyone’s metabolism is different and only time will tell exactly how long the filler will last.

Many patients can achieve optimal results with just one vial of Voluma. However, occasionally patients need more volume added to their cheeks require several vials. A cosmetic surgeon can provide a good idea about how much Voluma is required after an evaluation and discussion of treatment goals. In general though, patients will often find they need less filler on repeat treatments. This can be due to the fact that some of the filler may still be present, or that Voluma helped the skin build its own collagen.

Like all good cosmetic treatments, Voluma treatments should be customized for your particular cosmetic needs. The treatment is easy to go through and there is usually no downtime. The key to success with this product is to see an experienced cosmetic physician who has a lot of experience with injecting cheeks.