How Can I Stop My Cheeks From Sagging?
As we age it’s natural for our cheeks to start to sag.As they sag they can give us a jowly look that ages us. However we can combat this sag and reclaim our face!
What are Nasolabial folds?
Our Nasolabial folds are the two folds of skin that that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. As we age these may tend to grow in length and depth giving a dropping look.
Why do they sag?
As we age the fat pads in our face start to droop naturally as we lose collagen in our skin – Sleeping on our sides can also naturally drag down our face on the side we sleep on. Although our skin sagging slightly is a natural occurrence there are many surprising things we are doing to make it worse.
Smartphone face is a relatively new complaint! We spend a high amount of time looking down at our phones or keyboards particularly while commuting or sitting at home. This constant head tilt
Naturally encourages our chin to droop and skin to fall.
Yes it’s so unfair that what good for our body and our face isn’t always the same thing! Excessive running can cause us to prematurely age as the ‘pounding action’ is pulling your skin away from the muscles.
Too much Sugar
An obvious one, when we eat sugar the molecules begin to attack our protein fibres wearing them down!
Too much Sun
The sun’s harmful UV rays attach our skin wearing down the collagen and causing us to lose elasticity on our skin.
How can I fix them?
A facelift can of course for sagging cheeks or jowls, however we can do this is in a much simpler and quicker way with Dermal Filler.
Using Dermal Filler to improve Cheek Sagging
Using Dermal Filler to improve our Nasolabial folds is actually quite simple and quick. By Injecting filler into the cheeks this pulls the lower part of our face up minimising any sagging. We are replacing the lost collagen in our cheeks which causes our nasolabial folds to fall giving us that ‘jowly look’
This reduces the heaviness on our face which contributes to making us look older.
Other Treatments to Improve Nasolabial Folds
Though Dermals .fillers are the quickest and most efficient way of reducing heaviness other collage induction therapies can also show a great improvement.
Microneedling with the Rejuvapen
With the Rejuvapen we can induce collagen back into the skin – this will take a number of treatments and will result in a plump and stronger skin. Micro Needling also removes scarring or any marks on the treated area.
Do you feel like your cheeks could use a lift? Why not book in for a free consultation and see what see what we can do to help!