As the clock ticks forward, each and every one of us gets a little bit older. Aging is an inevitable part of life, but for many of us, it can have some unexpected and undesirable consequences. When you look in the mirror, are you concerned about the sunken, hollow appearance of your cheeks? Fallen cheeks are a common issue with aging and can be problematic for your appearance, adding years to the way you look in spite of how you feel.


Fallen cheeks and a gaunt appearance can affect Burnaby and Vancouver patients as they age. They are a result of many factors, including a gradual decline in collagen production and a gradual loss of tissue from the underlying facial fat layer.

Having less collagen protein in your skin tissues means that your skin’s elasticity is reduced. Its ability to resist the effects of gravity is diminished, and this creates the drooping, sunken, aged appearance of fallen cheeks. When there is less support from underlying facial fat, the cheeks fall even farther.


If you are interested in combating the loss of elasticity and volume that comes with the aging process, we offer two effective treatment methods: hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm® and Belotero®) and Sublime®.

Juvederm® and Belotero® are injectable dermal-filler treatments that can take as little as half an hour to perform. The results are immediately visible, and there is no downtime!

This elegant and versatile treatment has an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in humans and is incredibly effective at holding moisture. Hyaluronic acid bonds well with skin structures to create a fuller, perkier, more youthful appearance.

To tighten and lift the skin of the cheeks and make them smoother, we provide Sublime® skin tightening treatment. Sublime® employs bi-polar radiofrequency energy and infrared light to stimulate collagen production in the skin tissues. This restores skin elasticity, tightening loose skin and lifting the cheeks.

To learn more about how you can combat fallen cheeks and other signs of facial aging, speak with Dr. Perhez Jaffer. Schedule a consultation by contacting our office in the Burnaby and Vancouver area at (604) 298-4481.