Hollow Cheeks & Sagging Skin
Common Dermatological Conditions Among Men
In our last post from our Essential Guide to Cosmetic Dermatology for Men, we talked about dull, tired-looking skin and dark under-eye circles. As we continue to address some of the more prevalent concerns among our male patients, this week’s focus is on how to overcome hollow cheeks and sagging skin.
Hollow Cheeks and Sagging Skin
The main reason cheeks become hollow over time is volume loss related to bony remodeling and fat reduction. Among men this can result in premature signs of aging, particularly if they have undergone significant weight loss that leaves their face with additional loose skin. Furthermore, men tend to have a leaner overall body composition, making them particularly susceptible to hollow cheeks.
“Men naturally have less soft tissue in the cheeks and tend to experience more volume loss with age, which leads to hollow, tired looking cheeks.”
Dr. Anthony Rossi, MD, FAAD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College
As traditional solutions involved surgery, many are still reluctant or shy to discuss these concerns with a dermatologist. In fact, there are many technological advancements that can help.
Topical products like HA5, HA Intensifier and TNS Essentials, that are designed to stimulate collagen production, can improve natural radiance, texture and luminosity of the skin. Together they hydrate, plump and smooth fine lines to improve the overall appearance of areas that are beginning to reveal your age.
You’ve likely heard of Juvederm or Restylane before. These are HA fillers; injectable treatments that replenish your skin’s deteriorating supply of hyaluronic acid in order to regain volume. Along with other brands, like Belotero, they work beyond the surface layer of the skin to effect more deeply rooted, long-term change.
Are you wondering whether cosmetic dermatology could help you overcome your skin or aging related concerns? Book a consultation where our team can identify the best treatment plan for you.