The Common Sign of Aging You’ve Never Heard Of (And How To Treat It)

charming mature asian lady looking at camera and smiles 0 If asked what makes someone look youthful, you might list features such as smooth skin, full lips, and a defined jawline. However, you probably wouldn’t offer up the term Ogee Curve. Originally used in architecture, it describes a double curve that resembles the letter S. You can also find this curve in a youthful face — though it often deflates and disappears with aging.

What is the Ogee Curve?

In aesthetic medicine, the Ogee Curve traces a path outward along the fullness of the cheeks before moving inward to the hollow area below the midface. When a youthful face is viewed at a 45-degree angle, the S-curve is visible, well-defined, and creates balance between the features.

The absence of a clearly defined Ogee Curve is an incredibly common sign of aging. As the face loses volume and the cheeks become flatter, the natural curve of youth gradually collapses. It’s also possible for the cheek hollow to get deeper and the Ogee Curve to become harsher.

Restoring Facial Volume

There are a few ways to restore lost facial volume and rebuild the structure of the Ogee Curve. Our practice recommends dermal fillers because they are quick, relatively painless, and require little to no downtime. Dermal fillers are an ideal way to add volume to targeted areas of the face.

Dr. Shaun Patel often treats volume loss in the deep cheek fat pads using Sculptra® Aesthetic. Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial volumizing filler that stimulates natural collagen production. Gradually, the new collagen adds volume to the face for a rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Book a Consultation Today

The concept of the Ogee Curve originated in architecture but now plays a leading role in facial aesthetics. It’s one of many factors that Dr. Shaun Patel considers when creating personalized anti-aging treatment plans. Find out if you may benefit from fillers to restore this S-curve. Call 786-618-5039 today to schedule a consultation visit at Miami Skin & Vein. We serve patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and local communities in Florida.




.01 Get to know Dr. Patel.

.02 Help him understand you and your goals.

.03 Learn about our services and specialties.

Miami Skin & Vein is the best place to go if you want natural and excellent results. The staff and Dr. Patel are so nice, love coming back to Miami skin & vein!

–S.M., Actual Patient*


* All indicated fields must be completed.

Accessibility Toolbar