Flat or gaunt cheeks can appear naturally due to genetics, or can develop as we grow and age.
This is because the production of collagen and elastin in our skin begins to slow and as a result, we lose facial volume. Collagen and elastin are the proteins that occur naturally in our skin to keep it plump, supple and ensure its ability to ‘bounce back’.
As well as the loss of collagen impacting on the natural curves of the face, fatty tissue also decreases in the upper part of the cheeks. Although this factor contributes to the development of flat cheeks, losing volumes of natural fat in this area can also highlight the fullness beneath the eyes – creating eyebags.
Weight loss due to dieting, illness, exercise or excessive alcohol consumption can lead to gaunt or flat cheeks when the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin depletes. When considering lifestyle habits along with the effects of ageing, the speed at which collagen, elastin and moisture is lost can also accelerate.
This can bring on premature ageing, as well as a tired and deflated look, that gives an impression that a person is older than they really are.
Thankfully, there are a number of treatments available at The Bloom Clinic to help rehydrate, plump and tone the face as well as increase the production of collagen and elastin to improve tautness and restore more youthful facial attributes.
Attending a one-to-one assessment can ensure your aesthetician takes an in-depth look at your condition. This will result in a personalised treatment plan being put together to fulfil the outcome you desire.
Through the use of dermal fillers we can replace lost volume, contour and shape to the mid-face as well as boost hyaluronic acid levels to replenish your skin and give back its youthful glow.Book a Consultation