Cheek fillers are used for cheek enhancement or a cheek lift. A cheek enhancement involves cheek injections to glamorise facial features. It can also be performed in men and women as a cheek lift which restores lost volume in upper, mid and lower face volume. It is often combined with other facial contouring treatments.
At a younger age, our cheeks naturally have more fullness but over time this volume decreases in women and men and can lead us to look tired even when we are not. A cheek lift technique for cheek lift includes a mid face thread lift, cheek injections, surgical face-lift or surgical cheek implants.
Why You Need Cheek Fillers
It depends individually person to person. Cheek filler augmentation can be done for both anti-ageing purposes as well as in the younger client for enhancing cheek proportions and facial balance. When we become older our cheeks and facial proportions may become more disproportionate with ageing and lifestyle factors. Cheek enhancement for anti-ageing tends to have a positive effect also for restoring symmetry.
Replacing volume in the cheeks is one of the most important areas to fill when rejuvenating the face. Inadequate cheek volume can make your appearance flattened and lack of the natural youthful curves. The mid-cheek can support the lower eyelid, and in many cases, re-volumizing the cheeks can improve the appearance of under eye bags.
Suitable Candidate for Cheek Fillers
Cheek enhancement treatments are for both women and men, who want more defined cheeks and facial symmetry.
The Anatomy of the Ageing Cheeks
Cheeks are a very important feature of the face and tend to collapse and flatten with age. If we describe it anatomically, the fat pads that form the cheeks deflate, and fall downwards and inwards, exacerbating the nasolabial folds.
The junction between the lower eyelid and cheek (Known as the tear troughs) become more pronounced as the cheek loses volume and fails to provide support to the area. As the cheeks lose volume and with solar damage, this also reduces the elasticity of the skin. Cheek fillers can be used to address all the issues with ageing.
The Ideal Cheek Structure
Cheeks need to have appropriate shape and size to look beautiful. The ogee curve is a term that is usually used in architecture and describes an ‘S’ shaped curve where the peak of the cheek and the jawline provide the convexity. This is considered the ideal curvature structure of the cheek.
When you look there is a certain point (this point coincides with the point of maximal projection) where this light reflection is strongest if you observe the light reflection from a youthful cheek.
Often use of mathematical formulas like Golden Ratio is utilised to find this point on the cheek. Because it is used to improve the shape of the cheek to more ideal proportions.
Clear Understanding of Mid Face Dermal Fillers and The Brand We Use
Mid face dermal fillers are simply treating the tear trough area and the cheeks at the same time to achieve a symmetrical look. Dermal fillers injections are used for lip and cheek rise and unwanted fold reduction. They are made of a dissolving gel substance, it eventually absorbs by the natural processes of the body. It is injected into the dermal layer of the skin to restore volume loss and smooth wrinkles, creases, and folds.
We use the most common FDA- approved dermal fillers such as:
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
- Juvederm Voluma
- Juvederm Vollure XC
- Juvederm Volbella XC
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lift
Our experienced experts will determine which dermal fillers best suit your needs based on what you want for an overall look.
The Substance of Dermal Cheek Fillers
Here is the list of all substances that are typically used in dermal cheek fillers:
Your Injectable Filler Treatment
The treatment area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anaesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anaesthetic, to help minimise discomfort during and after your treatment. Your practitioner will inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin according to your needs to gain natural looks.
You should be able to see results immediately after receiving filler injections though it depends on the product and the areas treated. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but recommend to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
Is Cheek Fillers a Painful Process?
The dermal filler used for cheek enhancements does contain a local anaesthetic, so as it is injected it helps with comfort.
So there is minor discomfort associated with the treatment. Often cannulas are used for cheeks filler injections to where the volume is required after local anaesthetic to numb the area.
The Results Lasting Period
The Results Lasting effects of dermal fillers will last differently depending on the product, the area of treatment, and the clients lifestyle. Another factor is the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last, so this is not a hard and fast rule. Our experts will simply repeat treatment to maintain also adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and it is often recommended for first-time filler clients. These results will typically last from 6 to 18 months. But HA fillers, like VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Synthetic fillers tend to last longer because they are not absorbed by the body. If you are ready to commit to that the results will be there for several years, then this is a great option for you.
Fat injections are formulated to last indefinitely but some of the injected fat is not survived in the human body. This can provide an initially fuller look that will gradually settle into a more natural appearance.
Advantages of Cheek Fillers
Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat a different area with various goals like:
- Smooth outlines around the nose and mouth
- Enhance to sunken cheeks or temples
- Can restore volume
- Jawline contouring and defining
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump and enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry proportion among facial features
- Fill in or soften static wrinkles, particularly on the lower face as these wrinkles are usually a result of a loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin.
- Dermal fillers require no downtime.
- After injecting, dermal fillers do not leak into the surrounding area
- Dermal fillers have much less risk compared to surgical cheek implants.
Side Effects of Facial Fillers
These following side effects can be visible around the injection site immediately, but usually clear within 7 to 14 days.
These are less common, but you should be aware of the following rare side effects:
- Leakage of the filler
- Nodules around the injection site
- Injury to blood vessels
To avoid this type of risk we have well-trained, and experienced professionals to inject the filler. Also, the procedure is carried out in a clinical setting. We recommend the best particular type of filler and only used FDA-approved products. You should avoid injections if you know you have an allergy to any of the filler’s components like collagen.
Injections of cheek fillers will gently lift and round the cheek area, this treatment is very effective to balance the rest of the face. It is one of the most effective procedures on the market for plumping up the cheek area and contouring the cheeks. Cheek dermal fillers will rejuvenate the face as they lift everything on the face-upwards also it can help the hollowness of the eye area as it is reduced. The mouth downturn is decreased, and you can see immediately the nasolabial folds are diminished while having a cheek filler injected.