Cheek Enhancement

Cheek Fillers

Cheek fillers can be an instant fix for a tired-looking face. Why? As we age, the retreat of the cheekbones and shrinking of soft tissue, as well as downward descent due to gravity, can make the cheeks look flatter. The sliding of soft tissue around the nose can exacerbate folds between the nose and mouth, mouth to chin lines, as well as contribute to jowls. So indirectly the ageing changes in the cheeks affect not only the mid-face but also the eyes, chin, jawline, and the overall shape of your face. The upper parts appear deflated while the lower part fuller contributing to an aged appearance to your face.

We can address this quickly and effectively with cheek fillers. A hyaluronic acid-based product naturally found in the skin is injected at specific points to restore the youthful curve of your face to give it a softer, natural, and refreshed appearance. Once injected it draws water from the surrounding tissue and integrates naturally into your cheeks. The treatment aims to balance the face by restoring lost volume, lifting, and even reducing nose-to-mouth lines.

As the treatment targets a non-mobile area, cheek fillers do last 9-12 months. It is a preferred treatment for contouring and beautification in the younger age group and restoration and harmoniation in a mature patient.

Cheek fillers At a Glance

RECOVERY TIME24-48 hours
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediately
FINAL RESULTSImmediately - 4 weeks
DURATION OF RESULTS9-12 months usually longer
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSBruising, infection, swelling, allergic reaction
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions about cheek fillers

Will I look dramatically different after this treatment?
Dr Tash’s ethos is to give you a refreshed and restored appearance and treatment is tailor-made to your requirements. The effects are so subtle you may not look any different to loved ones who see you on a daily basis. The fillers we choose in Skin Enhance and Wellness are extremely successful at integrating with your natural collagen to give a smooth appearance.
Can the filler move to other areas?
No. The premium fillers used in Skin Enhance and Wellness have been licenced and researched for many years. Once injected the product stays where it is injected and does not move anywhere else.
Is the treatment painful?
Everyone’s pain threshold is different and most fillers come with a local anaesthetic (lidocaine) that means the treatment can be done without any additional anaesthetic, but please talk to Dr Tash if an anaesthetic cream is needed. The technique for the treatment can be with the use of a needle or a cannula and Dr Tash is trained in both techniques and will choose the right delivery option for the best outcome.
What can I expect immediately after the treatment?
You can see the effects of the filler immediately after the treatment. There is usually some redness, soreness, and swelling that will subside within a few hours. Using an ice pack will help with these mild symptoms.
What can go wrong with the treatment?
Dr Tash is confident in her skills and the cheek is a safe area to have fillers. If there is a problem with the site of the product, Dr Tash will inject a protein to rapidly dissolve the filler, safely and within a few hours.

You will always have Dr Tash’s personal number to contact, at any time, for reassurance.

How long do dermal fillers last?
The time a filler lasts varies depending on your lifestyle and the product chosen and where it is injected. It is gradually broken down by the body and will disappear over 6-9 months, but when fillers are placed in deeper tissues such as the cheeks, they can last longer.
Are there any circumstances when you would be unable to have this treatment?
You can’t have the treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have certain medical conditions affecting your immune system or allergies.
Can dermal filler treatment be done alongside other treatments?
Yes, it is safely done with other treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to other areas like lips.
Is there anything I can’t do before or after the treatment?
Swelling and bruising can be reduced by avoiding the following for a few days before treatment and for 24 hours after treatment:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen
  • Vitamins supplements like fish oils, omega-3 fatty acids, high dose vitamin E, garlic, gingko biloba and St John’s wort

Any medication being taken that can increase bleeding such as blood thinners or steroids should not be stopped and must be discussed with Dr Tash.

It is also recommended you are careful when washing after the filler treatment. Avoid rubbing the area and avoid make up for 24 hours to reduce any risk of infection. Your aftercare will be discussed in more detail at the face-to-face consultation.

If I stop having the treatment would I look worse than I started off with?
No. If you do decide not to continue with your treatment, then your face will gradually return to the way it looked before treatment. Some people have the treatment regularly, for example, every year to maintain their appearance and there is evidence to suggest that the filler stimulates your body to produce more collagen.

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