The look of contoured cheeks and chiseled cheekbones contributes to a youthful look. Prominent cheekbones and firm, lifted cheeks give the appearance of health and vitality, and your cheeks and cheekbones are more pronounced in your younger years. Over time, loss of fullness and elasticity in the cheeks can cause skin to droop and sag.
You may have considered undergoing a cheek lift or facial lifting procedure to restore the lift and elasticity to the cheeks. Or maybe you’ve become a master at contouring cheeks with makeup. But these two solutions have significant downsides: plastic surgery is invasive and costly, and makeup must be reapplied each day to maintain your look.
If you’re seeking a long-lasting facial contour to improve the look of cheeks and add definition to cheekbones without going under the knife, look no further. You can achieve long-term results with non-invasive microcurrent therapy to regain the lift, fullness, and contoured look of cheeks - here’s how!
What Happens to Your Skin With Age?
It’s no secret that the skin changes with age. In addition to sunspots, changes in tone, fine lines, and wrinkles, you can experience a difference in your skin’s overall resiliency.
Skin resiliency refers to the skin’s ability to snap back into place. The proteins that give the skin its volume and lift - collagen and elastin - gradually degrade over time. In fact, by age 25, your skin will likely be producing about 1% less of these proteins each year.
Another factor contributing to skin resiliency loss is a change in your underlying facial structure. The skin muscles, for instance, help give it support and shape. Just like the muscles in your body, the muscles that support the face begin to change with age, which can mean changes for the visible part of your face.
If you’ve started to notice sagging, drooping skin, creases, or skin that feels slack, loss of collagen, elastin, and muscle tone is likely to blame. Luckily, you can take steps to revive your skin’s youthful look.
What Is a Cheek Pop?
Addressing skin’s resiliency can be done through invasive and noninvasive measures. Depending on your comfort level and how much of your appearance you want to change, you can decide which is right for you.
Plastic surgeons often deal with sagging skin on the cheeks in two ways: injections and threading.
- Injections: Injections work by restoring the fat pad underneath the cheek with additional volume. A professional will inject a filler (usually made of hyaluronic acid and several other ingredients) into the upper layers of your skin on the cheekbone, adding volume and helping the skin stretch over the added fullness.
- Threads: The other method commonly used by plastic surgeons to deal with the loss of resiliency on the cheekbone is threading. Threading uses special fibers, called threads, which are injected sub dermally. The threads “pull” loose skin tightly over the cheeks to make the face appear more taut and lifted.
Both methods are options for creating more contoured cheeks, but they have significant risks you should know about. They usually carry at least a day or two of downtime, visible bruising, and some pain or swelling. Your plastic surgeon or dermatologist is the best person to discuss these risks with.
You can also support resilient skin without injectables or surgical procedures. There are several options. The most popular are skincare and microcurrent therapy:
- Skincare: Now more than ever, we have access to skincare ingredients that are incredibly beneficial and safe for the skin. Hyaluronic acid is one example — this molecule is found naturally in the skin. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it a beneficial ingredient for hydration and keeping skin plump. However, skincare alone can only provide subtle benefits and likely will not achieve dramatic lifting, sculpting, or firming results.
- Microcurrent Therapy: Microcurrent has been used in the medical field for decades. Now, we have access to this impressive, non-invasive skin tightening and lifting option. Microcurrent therapy can achieve instant results for a more lifted, sculpted look and long-term results to help you regain a youthful appearance.
Diving deeper into these non-invasive options might help you decide how to make your cheeks pop.
How Can Skincare and Microcurrent Support Full Cheeks?
Maybe you’ve decided that invasive methods aren’t for you, at least not at this point in your skincare journey. With advances in skincare and the availability of microcurrent treatment, you can effectively refine the appearance of your skin with minimal interruption to your life or even your day.
Microcurrent uses low-level electrical currents that mimic your body's natural ionic flow to refresh your skin’s appearance. This method enhances the skin’s surface to make skin look plumper and smoother and treats the underlying facial muscle to create a more toned, lifted, and contoured appearance.
For the best results, combine these two methods by using skincare products that contain potent ingredients to help you plump and hydrate skin, along with microcurrent to treat skin and facial muscles.
How To Cheek Pop With NuFACE
Plump, rosy cheeks aren’t just a fantasy. With consistent use, you may enhance your skin's appearance and resilience by combining NuFACE® skincare with your daily microcurrent treatment. It’s a convenient three-step process.
Step 1: Cleanse
Always begin your microcurrent treatment by cleansing the skin to remove oil and impurities, which can block microcurrent from reaching the skin and facial muscles. Use an oil-free to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin.
NuFACE Prep-N-Glow® Facial Wipes are formulated with hyaluronic acid and IonPlex®, our proprietary blend of ions and glacial water to create the perfect canvas for microcurrent treatment. These convenient wipes have one side to cleanse the skin and another textured side to help gently exfoliate and polish the skin.
After you’ve cleansed, lightly mist NuFACE Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist onto your skin to hydrate and prep your skin for microcurrent treatment.
Step 2: Boost
Apply a few drops of your favorite NuFACE Ionized Super Booster into clean, dry skin until fully absorbed. Our Booster Serums are formulated to help target your unique skin concerns, like skin tone, brightness, and protection from free radical damage.
Step 3: Activate and Lift
Using the Clean Sweep Activator Brush and your preferred Activator, brush a mask-like layer onto your cheek area (one at a time). Using your desired NuFACE Microcurrent Device, perform glides and holds on the cheek area.
Begin by targeting the cheekbone with upward glides that sweep from the bottom of the cheekbone (near the nose) and extend to the outer corner of the cheekbone, near the corner of your eye. You’ll perform similar movements to the type you’d use with a gua sha stone.
Try performing a hold underneath the cheeks for 1-2 beeps with your device for even more cheekbone definition. Once you’ve finished, gently massage the remaining Microcurrent Activator into your skin and follow up with your favorite moisturizer and sunscreen.
For more detailed instructions, including step-by-step guided tutorials, download the NuFACE Smart App. This easy-to-use app offers a specific tutorial for achieving that coveted cheek pop. It also lets you track your progress, unlock exclusive treatments, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
Pop Those Cheeks
Your cheeks can be youthful, radiant, and sculpted at any age. If you’re looking for a noninvasive method of managing the effects of your aging skin, NuFACE is your solution. NuFACE makes it easy to target both the skin and the underlying facial structures so you can rejuvenate and refine your skin on your terms.