The upper part of a youthful face is full and heart shaped, however as we age the upper face droops and fat is pulled downward, creating hollowness in the upper regions of the face and jowls on the lower half. Losing fat in the cheeks and around the eyes can hinder on appearance, making you look older than you actually are in some cases. Some people use different makeup techniques using blush to give a shadowing appearance that the cheeks are fuller than they actually are, in which case this option forces constant upkeep and a non-permanent solution to a permanent problem.
Dr. Rokhsar performs a fat transfer in order to fill in facial lines, erase wrinkles, and improve in the concave appearance of eye sockets and cheeks. The technique uses Liposuction to harvest fat from the waistline or inner thighs of the patient’s body and then inject that same fat into the areas of the face and lips. Because it is the body’s same fat being distributed there is no chance for an allergic reaction.
Those who want a less sunken in appearance can also opt for non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers. Dr. Rokhsar offers Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and Sculptra. They fill the face’s pockets and smooth the skin, reducing hollowness while defining the face where it should be.
Dr. Rokhsar highly recommends the cosmetic dermal filler Radiesse, a natural gel that fills in facial lines and lasts longer. This most effectively fills in and corrects smile lines, and nasolabial lines, which are folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The effects are immediate and can last a year or longer than other leading fillers.
Sculptra is another injectable filler that is highly recommended for filling in a hollow appearing face because it provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Sculptra uses a synthetic injectable material that can be broken down by the body. Because of this, a few sessions are required to achieve desired results, and can last up to two years.