Sunken and crêoy cheeks: how to get hollow cheeks ?

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With the passage of time, the cheeks hollow out, giving the face a tired and sad appearance, especially among thin people.
This is caused by the re-absorption of the sub-cutaneous fat.
This hollowing can be seen even among the young at times of sickness, extreme thinness or even as a normal constitutional feature.

Several stages of crêoy cheeks exist.
Sometimes with age people get ‘crêpey-cheek’: this is when a fan of fine lines appear on the cheek, either during movement, or become permanently present.


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Hyaluronic acid for filling the cheeks

As used for ‘filling out cheeks’, hyaluronic acid has pride of place. This injection allows us to lift the smile-lines (naso-labial lines), and bitterness folds, as well as giving the face a lift. A more solid cheek gives a more relaxed appearance to the face, and a healthy colour.
A moderately reticulated restylane type product is used for the injections, but if the cheek is very hollow, a more strongly reticulated Restylane Perlane or Emervel type product will be used. Injections are by cannula, spreading the product in a crossed fan shape over the cheek, and creating a ‘support structure’ for the cheek.
The quantity injected must be right in order to fill out the cheek, and give a natural looking result. If this area is too abundantly filled, the cheek will look heavy, and extreme cases start to give the caricatured features of a squirrel. The doctor must be experienced, as excessive correction of this problem might not be visible when the face is at rest, but definitely so when the patient smiles.
Results are immediate and stabilise after a month.
The result will last for one or two years, and at the end of this time 50% of the product will remain.

Hyaluronic acid for crêpey cheek

As used for ‘crêpey cheek’, Skin Boosters hyaluronic acids are used such as Restylane Vital-Restylane Light Vital or quite supple, flexible hyaluronic acids like Emervel Classic, with the aim to bring about greater skin density without changing the traits or the volume of the face. While the skin’s structure is reinforced, this treatment also improves the skin’s elasticity, its firmness and its glow, as it becomes deeply hydrated.

The result will last a year.



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I’m very thankful to Doctor Romano, I trusted her for a few interventions, this time for my carved-in cheeks. Thanks again.


My cheeks were very carved in. Doctor Romano filled them and took me in charge in a very professional manner. Results were more than satisfying, I recommend her!


My cheeks were too carved, the result is natural and sublime, I couldn’t expect any better. Thank you


Doctor Romano advises you in the best possible way according to your face to obtain a natural result. Thank you doctor for your involvement and your skills. My cheeks are no longer carved in, I’m glad.



Type of consultationAmount generally charged
Hyaluronic Acid350€ each syringe. The number of syringes needed is determinated during the initial

Written by Valeria Romano

    Former intern at the Hospitals of Paris Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris 7 – Paris Diderot Registered with the medical board of Paris, n° 75/80452 More informations

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