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What are Sunken Cheeks?

Most people want to maintain good definition and volume on the cheeks — full and voluminous cheeks represent health and beauty. But as you grow older, you gradually lose volume from the cheeks and midface regions. Sunken cheeks occur when you lose volume and tissues in the regions between the bony arch of your cheek and your lower jawbone. The loss of facial fat can be catalyzed by illnesses, environmental factors, and personal habits. We offer personalized dermal fillers, Sculptra, and PRP treatments to restore facial volume.

Causes of Sunken Cheeks:

  • Loss of fat around the eyes and mouth
  • Loss of collagen and elastin from the skin because of aging
  • Loss of hyaluronic acid from the skin because of aging
  • Underlying health conditions, such as lipoatrophy, tuberculosis, and eating disorders
  • Malnutrition, dehydration, and a poor diet
  • Being a heavy tobacco smoker
  • Participating in strenuous workouts without eating a balanced diet

Your Treatment Options

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that add volume underneath your cheeks. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring gel that binds 1,000x its weight in water to make your skin look supple and voluminous. The loss of hyaluronic acid leads to sunken features. Dermal fillers inject hyaluronic acid underneath the skin on the cheeks to make your midface region look fuller and more voluminous.


Sculptra is a cosmetic injection made of poly-l-lactic acid, a naturally occurring substance that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that connects your skin tissues and makes your skin look voluminous. The loss of collagen is the primary reason for sunken cheeks. Sculptra injections add poly-l-lactic acid underneath your skin, eventually stimulating natural collagen production to make your cheeks look fuller.

PRP Augmentation

PRP(platelet-rich plasma) is a component of your blood with a high concentration of growth factors, your body’s primary healing mechanisms. During PRP augmentation, we draw a small sample of your blood, isolate the platelet-rich plasma, and inject the PRP serum into your cheeks. The growth factors in the serum stimulate collagen production to make your cheeks look fuller and more contoured.

Your Personalized Consultation

Cutella Medical Spa offers highly personalized consultations and treatments for sunken cheeks. During your consultation, our cosmetic provider will carefully evaluate your skin quality, analyze the potential root cause of your sunken cheeks, measure the degree of skin laxity and volume loss, ask about your concerns, and review a personalized treatment plan. The cosmetic provider will select the ideal treatment for your conditions and goals. Our considered approach to cosmetic treatment ensures naturalized results that conform to your anatomy. Please schedule an appointment for more information.

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