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
|NUMBER OF TREATMENTS||1|
|PROCEDURE TIME||30 mins|
|RECOVERY TIME||24-48 hours|
|BACK TO NORMAL||Usually immediately|
|FINAL RESULTS||Immediately - 4 weeks|
|DURATION OF RESULTS||9-12 months usually longer|
|POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS||Bruising, infection, swelling, allergic reaction|
Frequently Asked Questions about cheek fillers
Will I look dramatically different after this treatment?
Can the filler move to other areas?
Is the treatment painful?
What can I expect immediately after the treatment?
What can go wrong with the treatment?
You will always have Dr Tash’s personal number to contact, at any time, for reassurance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Are there any circumstances when you would be unable to have this treatment?
Can dermal filler treatment be done alongside other treatments?
Is there anything I can’t do before or after the 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?
Examples of cheek filler treatment
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