Prominent or high cheek bones are often part of an aesthetic and well balanced face. They help highlight the middle part of the face, promote a more youthful appearance, and can contribute to making the nose and chin smaller in certain patients. Women know this facial characteristic well by the common method of applying darker make-up underneath the cheekbone area and lighter make-up across it in an effort to highlight its prominence. Over time, the cheek areas may flatten as a result of aging and gravity.
Cheek augmentation, otherwise known as malar or sub malar augmentation is easily enhanced by the administration of Radiesse® selectively highlighting specific portions of the cheek area. Augmentation of the cheekbones results in a fuller, more sculpted look. Facial rejuvenation with Radiesse® provides a long lasting (more than 1 year in some patients) and predictable result while bringing the cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.