Written by Dr De Silva
The ageing process can be unkind to our faces. The loss of vital tissues, such as bone, muscle and fat pads and substances such as collagen and elastin can equate to a myriad of issues; such as loss of volume, sagging skin and an overall change in the shape of the face. This can result in a more masculine appearance to a woman’s face and jowls and sagging cheeks in both men and women alike. Lines and wrinkles also deepen and the face seems to look tired, gaunt and haggard. Not a good look for anyone. Fortunately here at The Harley Street Face Clinic in the heart of London’s west end, we offer cheek augmentation using dermal fillers to re-plump areas of lost volume and to lift the lower face for a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances of varying viscosities which contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance which is found naturally within the cells of the body and is mainly present in areas such as the eyes, connective tissues, joints and the skin. HA can deplete over time and for the skin, this means dehydration, sagging, lines and wrinkles and an ageing appearance. When injected into the underlying layers of the skin, dermal fillers in the cheek area help physically plump out areas of lost volume, hydrate the skin and when expertly injected into several areas at once, can create a face-lifting effect for the lower face. We utilise fillers in the area of the cheek with considering to the perfect facial proportions in accordance with our research on the Phi golden ratio, to enhance the feminine curvature, in medical jargon termed the Ogee curve.