• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
cheek wrinkles

Cosmetic doctors from different parts of the world have been using advanced liquid facelift products such as Wrinkle reduction and Dermal Fillers to correct different types of cheek wrinkles. Cheek wrinkles can extend from your crow’s feet going down to your jawline just above the cheek hollow region of the face. Also called as sub-malar, this cheek hollow area is the flat area on the side of the face that extends above the jaw line.

Prior to the application of dermal fillers, the areas to be treated are numbed with a topical anesthetic, nerve block or a local anesthetic. Ice is also used during and after the treatment to minimize any swelling.

Upper Cheek Wrinkles

Wrinkles found at the outer corner of the eyes are usually called Crow’s feet. In some people, this lines can elongate over the cheek bone and on the cheek hollow. They are relatively shallow and superficial. When treating these lines, Wrinkle reduction treatment are often combined with dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm to relax and fill the wrinkles.

Wrinkle reduction treatment is administered in the depressor muscles just above and outside the eyes and along the cheek bone area. The fillers are placed below the wrinkles, often at the dermis of the skin. The advantage of wrinkle reduction in this area is that it can stay longer than other facial areas as there’s less movement. Some doctors reported that patients who undergone upper wrinkle liquid facelift have wrinkles disappear for longer amounts of time.

Upper Cheek Contouring

The cheekbone is a common treatment zone for most people who seeking a facial lift. Over time, fat loss, collagen depletion and skeletal changes can flatten the cheeks. This only highlights sagging in various areas of the face such as the jowls, the hollows under the eyes and a downward turn of the lips.

Correcting the cheek area using dermal fillers can results to a subtle yet dramatic enhancement. Depending on your personal goals, we can provide a smooth curve on your cheeks, or a more dramatic ‘apple’ effect. Those who desire for a more ‘apple cheek’ can ask for more fillers in the upper cheekbone area.

Lower Cheek Wrinkles

Some people have facial wrinkles that extend from the cheek hollow around the jawline. Wrinkles present in this area are usually treated with a dermal filler such as Radiesse or Juvederm.

For shallow, superficial wrinkles, Juvederm may last up to a year when administered in this specific part of the face. For deeper wrinkles, Radiesse is an excellent product as it not only fill and lift deep wrinles but it helps stimulate collagen production, resulting in extended results. Some doctors use Sculptra in the cheek hollows too. Sculptra is an FDA-approved for parts that have atrophied or lost volume. Though it doesn’t fill, it can stimulate collagen production over time. This provides positive effect on the appearance of the wrinkles.

Some lower cheer wrinkle can be treated with Wrinkle reduction treatment too. Depending on the patient’s goals and needs, some doctors use Wrinkle reduction treatment to extend the longevity of advanced dermal fillers.