Cheek Filler Overview
One of the foundational concepts in beauty is the human facial cheek. Volume, structure, shape, and position all contribute to the aesthetics of the human midface. One of our core philosophies for the care of the aging face is to maintain and support the midfacial and cheek areas of the face throughout the aging process. Why is this area so important?
The midface, or cheek area includes the lower eyelid-cheek junction, the cheek itself, and the nasolabial fold (the parentheses on your face). As we age, the midfacial fat pad shrinks, and descends. The descent of this fat pocket results in deepening and thickening of the nasolabial fold, and also can deepen the tear trough, or make the juncture between the lower eyelid and the cheek very noticeable.
What is the Midface?
The midface refers to the horizontal 1/3 located between the nasion, located in the glabellar region, extending down to the lower base of the nose, known as the subnasale point. This area of the face encompasses the upper and lower eyelid, lower eyelid/cheek junction, the malar, or cheek region, and 50% of the nasolabial fold (aka the “parentheses on your face”). This area of the face is the core foundation of facial beauty, harmony, and confluence. Full, ivbrant cheeks are a sign of youth, vibrance, and health. Beyond their own appearance, when the cheek, or malar region is well positioned and volumized, it reduces directly and indirectly the appearance of the nasolabial folds, and the tear trough. This is its importance, and this is why rejuvenating the midface is the core foundation of our facial aesthetics program at Ocean Drive.