What Can Be Done About Hollow Areas of My Face?

Due to the course of aging, we begin to lose important proteins in our skin responsible for keeping it pillow soft and plump. Proteins like collagen and elastin start to break down faster, and production vastly slows down due to age, resulting in hollow points of the face. These hollow areas include the cheeks, underneath the eyes, and around the temple, which can significantly age the face. Don’t overlook this common and frustrating problem. Treating these sunken facial areas can provide balance and restore your youthful appearance.


At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery, Dr. Christopher Zochowski offers cosmetic treatments to address the hollows areas of the face.


Cosmetic Treatments for Hollow Areas

Dermal fillers, also known as “face fillers,” are one of the most popular and safest cosmetic treatments for hollow areas of the face. They are one of the best choices for patients who wish to combat common signs of aging without surgical intervention. They are safe, accessible, and require zero recovery time, plus your results are almost instant.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are composed of a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. HA is a compound found naturally in the skin and is responsible for keeping the skin firm, supple, and hydrated. It acts as a binding agent, meaning it draws moisture into itself and retains it for long periods of time. Since it’s a naturally occurring substance, there is significantly less chance that your body will reject the substance, meaning you can enjoy the benefits of derma fillers without being concerned about allergic reactions.


When the HA gel is injected into the skin, it instantly adds volume to the treatment area while also promoting the body’s natural production of collagen. As the collagen increases over time, so will the strength of your skin in the weeks following your treatment.

Different Dermal Fillers for Different Purposes

There are a number of different types of fillers offered by Dr. Zochowski that allow for the ideal fit your specific needs. Some fillers such as Restylane® are relatively thick and can hold their shape very well. Thicker fillers are used for more precise sculpting and are highly suited for smaller, targeted areas like adding volume to the lips.


Thinner fillers include: Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm® Voluma, Juvéderm® Volbella, Restylane® Silk, or Restylane® Lyft. These dermal fillers are excellent for restoring volume to larger areas of the face, including the cheeks, chin, jaw, and temples where facial hollows can cause an older or even sickly-looking effect.


During your consultation, Dr. Zochowski will discuss your concerns and evaluate the areas you would most like to target. Then, he will proceed to recommend the best dermal filler options available and tailor a treatment plan that will help deliver and maintain the results you want.

Schedule Your Dermal Filler Consultation Today!

To learn more about what dermal fillers can do for you at Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, don’t hesitate to call our office at (614) 490-7500 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation.