IF YOU HAVE SUNKEN CHEEKS THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO A PLASTIC SURGEON AND SEE IF YOU SHOULD HAVE CHEEK IMPLANTS OR MAYBE FILLERS MAY WORK FOR YOU
Either of the "4 core" specialties (plastic surgery, oculo-facial plastic, facial plastic and dermatology) have board certified physicians who are injection specialists and these are the doctors who not only have the basic training in facial anatomy and aesthetics but specialize in treating the face with fillers and devices. From your photo, an excellent option to consider would be Sculptra as well as Voluma (suggested below) and Radiesse. Many patients love the gradual subtle improvement with Sculptra and that the result is due to stimulation of your own collagen ( and therefore also lasts the longest of all the injection treatments, 2-3 years in many patient).. It's important however to seek out an expert injector for the best results because it highly depends on technique, not only the choice of product.
I hope that helps and best of luck...
Best Choice for Fillers in the Face
The best injector choice of the face is typically a physician injector of facial plastic, plastic, or dermatologic background. There are many other specialites and non-physicians who inject the face, however the facial anatomy is quite complex particularily around the eye and nose.
Should I contact a Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon to get fillers for sunken cheeks ?
Either would be a good choice as long as they are highly experienced with injectable treatments of the cheeks. To be sure, review before and after photos of the results for their own patients. For cheek augmentation, in my opinion, Juvederm Voluma is the best product currently available. Juvederm works well for nasolabial folds, lips and other facial areas. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Should I contact a Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon to get fillers for sunken cheeks ? Both seem to do the procedure
There are many doctors who perform injections of Dermal fillers. Just make sure you go to see someone who performs these procedures on a regular basis and is well trained. Cosmetic and plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists are well trained to do dermal fillers.
Sunken Cheeks and treatment by Dermatologists
From your photo you would be the perfect candidate for adding volume to the cheeks. Juvederm is good but Voluma or Sculptra would be better in your case. I would suggest you consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with cosmetic injections for the best results.
Plastic surgeon vs Dermatologist
Plastic Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons, & Dermatologists are the main group of injectors. But not all Dermatologists and not all Plastic Surgeons do injections or want to do injections. Many do offer injections but dont have the expertise or finesse. Some nurse injectors may be better at injections than even a plastic surgeon. So the answer is IT DEPENDS. You have to look at the individual doctor and see what his or her expertise is. Do not just assume that their credentials qualifies them.
It is best to find an experienced injector, as long as they are board certified. Both dermatologists and plastic surgeons are well trained in surgery and anatomy. You just need to find someone who has a great aesthetic eye and can do what it is you are asking for. Best, Dr. Emer.
Filler Treatment of Sunken Cheeks
Filler of sunken cheeks requires significant expertise. Generally Juvederm Ultra (what most people mean by "Juvederm") is not a good choice for this. You usually need a heaver filler that will hold the cheek up such as Radiesse or Juvederm Voluma. Many physicians are trained for this (most in the last several months) but few have the experience to do so properly. Make sure you choose an expert injector who has been doing this procedure for many years.
Should I contact a Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon
Both are able to perform the injections. You need to interview each and decide which has the appropriate aesthetic judgement! It is not the filler that makes you look great, but the placement and amount of the filler.