Does Losing Volume in Cheeks Make You Look Older?

During our youth, so many of us take plump, volumized skin for granted. Proteins, like collagen, give youthful skin volume and strength. But, as the body gradually produces less collagen with age (and lifestyle factors, like smoking), the cheeks can take on a thin, sunken look. 

Unfortunately, facial volume loss is a telltale sign of skin aging and may make you look older than you are. In this article, we’ll discuss how you can prevent and treat lost volume in the cheeks for a rejuvenated appearance in Tampa. 

Preventing Facial Volume Loss

While aging is inevitable, there are many ways to slow and prevent facial volume loss. Here are our top tips:

  • Protect your skin from the sun. You probably hear it all the time, but wearing SPF is one of the best ways to prevent premature skin aging, including volume loss. Apply SPF 30 every day, even if you’re not heading outside, as the sun can stream in through the windows. 
  • Address hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances can impact the fad pads beneath the skin and may emphasize age-related volume loss. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding major weight fluctuations can help maintain your hormonal health.
  • Quit smoking. Nicotine constricts the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the skin and contributing to signs of skin aging. With this in mind, quitting smoking is one of the best ways to preserve your youthful skin. 

Aesthetic Treatments for Volume Loss in the Cheeks

Dermal fillers are among the most popular and effective treatments for lost volume in the cheeks. They typically contain hyaluronic acid which, when it’s injected into the cheeks, plumps and volumizes the skin. Two leading dermal fillers that are formulated for cheek depressions include Juvederm Voluma XC and Restylane Lyft

Schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg to learn more about solutions for facial volume loss.