When one thinks of cheeks, several different images may come to mind. We have the super-cute baby cheeks that especially pronounced when the baby is laughing, the creepy look of reddened cheeks on a clown, or the stunningly defined cheek-boned beauty from the Nordic or Swedish area. For the purpose of this writing, let's stick to the latter.
Some of us are born with naturally beautiful cheekbones and cheeks, but others of us need a little help in that area. Plus, as we age, we naturally lose a great deal of the underlying fat and bone structure that made us look young and fresh. There are two ways to replenish either the volume you lost (or are losing) or that which you never had:
- Sculptra® is a collagen stimulant that will mimic the fat and bone that has been lost once it grows. Sculptra® contains lactic acid particles that we place in sterile water. Once injected, your body absorbs the sterile water and the lactic acid particles promote the growth of collagen providing the volume, softness, and firmness you had when you were younger. The lactic acid particles are then broken down by your body and released as carbon dioxide and water.
- Dermal Fillers. Two fillers on the market today that can provide an excellent, immediate cheek outcome are Voluma® and Restylane Lyft®. When appropriately placed, these fillers are robust enough to gently lift your tissue which translates into a soft, confident, positive, and happy appearance. The results are immediate and the injection is barely felt. Just don’t overdo it!
The goal of cheek treatment should that you look fresh, rested, and positive. The appropriate result is subtle but so very pretty!