Rejuve Medical

Cheek Enhancement

According to a published report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cheek implants saw a 15% increase in 2013 from the number of reported cases in 2000. In 2013, there were 12,004 cases of performed jobs of cheek enhancement. In San Jose, CA, and other states of the West Coast, there were 1,106 reported cases or around 9% of the nationwide total. Furthermore, 73% of the nationwide total was female and 45% of the total was part of the age bracket 40 to 54 years old.

Traditionally, strong cheekbones are considered a sign of beauty and youth. They add to the definition of the face and improve facial harmony. As we age, the cheeks tend to flatten and droop because our face loses volume due to the loss of bone, muscle, and fat. This leads to the formation of jowls (sagging around the chin area), and naso-labial lines/folds (the laugh line from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth). In the past, cheek enhancements were performed surgically with cheek implants.

With the advent of dermal fillers, this is now possible without surgery and with no downtime. This process involves injecting various products such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Contour, Voluma, Juvederm, or Radiesse. These fillers help restore volume to this important mid-face region, lift the entire face, and reduce naso-labial lines and jowls.  

Generally, the tear troughs are also treated simultaneously with the cheeks, as the elevation of the cheeks can exacerbate tear troughs.

Depending on the fillers chosen, the results of a cheek enhancement could last 1 year or more. There is a small amount of swelling and bruising with this procedure, but this is very minimal and subsides within a few days. 

Another option in helping to lift the cheeks is the EMface which does not require any injections at all but rather uses a novel device that strengthens and enhances the forehead and cheek muscles to lift the face by using a patented technology called HIFES with RF.  This stimulates the muscle to build the muscle back to its youthful days to improve volume helping to lift the face while tightening the skin as it builds collagen and elastin by using radiofrequency at the same time.  It also helps to create a more defined jawline lessening the jowls as well as it lifts the eyebrows and chin area. This treatment only takes 20 minutes and has no downtime.  This treatment usually requires 4 treatments spaced 1 week apart to get optimal results. In a recent study, 92% of patients reported volume improvement, 37% of those patients reported fewer wrinkles.  

During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Tang  will discuss whether these treatments may benefit you and review all of the available treatment options. Our goal is help you regain a more youthful appearance in the most natural way without interfering with your busy lifestyle. Dr. Tang provides non surgical cheek enhancement near you in the San Jose Bay Area, as well as for patients in the communities of San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View and the East Bay, including Walnut Creek, Danville,  Pleasanton, and surrounding communities of Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, and Morgan Hill.