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CHEEK FILLERS

Plump up the volume with cheek fillers

CHEEK FILLERS

As we grow older, changes to the face can be one of the most consistently stark reminders of our ageing. Cheek fillers can bring the face into balance by making the cheekbones more prominent. This can give you instant definition and a natural-looking, youthful appearance. The treatment also smooths the nose-to-mouth lines, effectively lifting the entire face. 

To restore volume to the midface and recreate youthful contours, we can use dermal fillers. Thick cross-linked hyaluronic acid injections can be placed directly above the cheekbones and moulded to define natural cheekbone structure. The treatment also smooths the nose-to-mouth lines, effectively lifting the entire face. Satisfaction among this procedure tends to be very high, and the fillers can last as long as 18 months.

 

HOW DOES CHEEK FILLER LIFTS THE CHEEKS? 

Cheek fillers achieve lift by making your cheekbones more prominent, pronounced and perfectly shaped. Full cheekbones are a sign of youth, but as we age, our supportive fat, collagen and elastin stores deplete in the cheeks, causing them to sag and droop. Weight loss in the face can also contribute to a lack of definition.

Hyaluronic acid replenishes lost moisture levels while filling and smoothing out sagging or hollow skin. This serves to lift the entire face. As a result, the sunken look of the cheeks disappears. With cheekbones looking more cushioned and defined, the face is rebalanced while the gaunt look caused by weight and fat loss is eradicated.

WHAT DOES A CHEEK LIFT WITH FILLERS INVOLVE? 

You can redefine and enhance structural features such as cheeks with dermal fillers. The simple procedure involves the direct administration of hyaluronic acid gel into the selected treatment area. This is done in the form of a local injection. Improving the volume, definition and fullness of the cheeks, leaving your complexion refreshed and your skin lifted.

Depending on your personal needs your practitioner can inject your cheeks in several areas to achieve the lift you are looking for. Strong definition is often attained when dermal filler is applied above the cheekbones. But it can also be inserted into the fat pads of the submalar and anteromedial regions below the cheek edge to replenish volume in depressed areas and flatten out nasolabial lines.

Typical treatments last between 20 and 30 minutes and the cheek lift will be instantly visible. It will take a day or two for the filler to completely settle, so you may wish to avoid any strenuous activity during this time.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER CHEEK FILLERS? 

Good candidates for a dermal filler cheek lift are those patients who want to contour their cheeks with greater definition. We often see many patients who have suffered cheek volume loss due to ageing or significant weight-loss. Dermal fillers are the perfect solution to restore lift and support in these cases in particular. If you have flat, sagging or sunken cheeks you could also benefit greatly from a cheek lift treatment.

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Duration Of Actions

12-18 months 

Back To Work

Immediately

Risks & Complications

Swelling, Redness, Bruising

Onset Of Results

Immediately

Anaesthetic

Optional

Anti WrinkleAnti Wrinkle Treatment Treatments

FAQs

How long do the results last for? Made from hyaluronic acid, which breaks down, fillers will eventually be absorbed into the skin after around 6-18 months time. Depending on the area being injected and the amount of filler used.

I’m pregnant, can I have cheek fillers? Currently, no thorough research has been undertaken to conclude the side effect of lip fillers in pregnant women. For this reason, we do not advise lip enhancement procedures during pregnancy.

What’s the difference between Dermal Fillers and Botox? Botulinum toxin relaxes muscle movement that results in wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles. They can be combined to achieve more effective results.

How many treatments will I need?  Cheek enhancement is a stand-alone treatment. You should see results immediately following the procedure. That said, we do recommend further appointments in the future, in order to maintain your desired look. ​

How soon will I notice results? After procedure, you can notice the difference immediately and your skin will look revitalised naturally. Although, the full effect of the fillers won't be visible until 2-4 weeks after. ​

Are dermal fillers reversible? Yes- we can reverse any Hyaluronic acid based filler with an enzyme called hyalase. This takes 24-48 hours to take effect. The filler is dissolved and area returns to its original state.

Does it hurt and is it safe? Most dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic, meaning people generally find the procedure more comfortable than expected. This procedure is completely safe and you'll be in the professional hands.

Who is a good candidate for injection of dermal fillers? A good candidate for dermal fillers is one who is physically healthy, a non-smoker, and has realistic goals about improvement of appearance.

How is the dermal filler injection performed? A local anesthetic cream may be offered for comfort before the dermal filler procedure. Using several small injections, the dermal filler is placed at the desired locations for maximum aesthetic effect.

How will the area look immediately after the dermal filler injection? Immediately after the dermal filler injection the treated area may appear overfilled with mild bruising or swelling. There may also be some transient redness and numbness. These symptoms may be alleviated within a couple of hours or a few days using topical ice application. ​

What are the precautions to be taken after treatment ? You are advised to avoid alcohol, coffee, or direct sunlight exposure for 24 hours after the injection.

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What are the associated risks with dermal fillers ? There is a small risk of developing a rash, swelling, bruising, infection, and formation of lumps under the skin.

What is the recovery time after undergoing treatment with dermal fillers ? There is zero downtime after undergoing a dermal filler injection. In most cases, you should be able to return to your activities of daily living right away.

What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are substances that have been developed and tested for injections into certain areas of skin and tissues for the purpose of cosmetic improvement. They are compatible with the body and can be classified as temporary. The compound is called hyaluronic acid and mimics the same compound in our body. They are used to uplift the mid face, cheek augmentation, lips augmentation, improve the shape of the nose, etc.

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