Cheek fillers are all the rage these days. From the Kardashians to your sister-in-law, non-surgical cheek augmentation is increasing in popularity. This treatment can instantly define your facial features, making you look younger and more beautiful.
More and more people are getting this treatment just because of its dramatic results.
Many people don’t realise that cheek fillers aren’t necessarily meant for any specific facial shape but rather to address the loss of volume in the mid-face. These semi-permanent fillers can help you achieve a rounder and fuller face shape by addressing the fat loss naturally occurring in the mid-face due to ageing. Other factors that can cause this volume loss are genetics, smoking and weight loss.
Understand cheek fillers
If you have a narrow or thin face, cheek fillers are a great option for getting the fullness you need without undergoing a more invasive procedure.
Cheek fillers, also known as volumising fillers, are a basically non-surgical cosmetic treatment that uses injectable fillers to restore volume in the cheeks. They are a popular way to add volume to the cheeks, helping to create a more balanced and youthful appearance.
These are soft tissue fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is naturally found in our bodies and helps keep our joints lubricated and our skin hydrated. The primary purpose of HA is to add volume back into areas of our body that have lost it due to ageing or weight loss/gain.
The dermal filler is injected into the cheek area to add volume and fullness, giving the cheeks a natural plumped-up look. This can be done alone or with other facial procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts, lip enhancement or even rhinoplasty.
This non-surgical dermal filler treatment can be used to:
- Add volume to your cheeks to create a more youthful-looking appearance
- Give definition to the cheekbones
- Enhance the facial contour in cases of sunken cheeks and hollowing under the eye area
How the treatment works
The procedure is fast, easy and virtually painless. It can be performed in your aesthetic practitioner’s office or outpatient facility. The dermal fillers for cheek augmentation are injected into the skin using a special smallprecision needle to ensure they remain exactly where they should be. The most common areas for cheek fillers include hollows under the eye area, below the cheekbone and along the jawline.
Once the injection has been administered, the results will gradually become visible over several weeks as the body absorbs and metabolises the injected substance. The complete procedure takes around 15 minutes. The dermal fillers dissolve over time but remain under the surface of your skin, where it adds volume, giving you a fuller appearance without actually changing the shape of your face. These fillers may also be used to help smooth wrinkles caused by ageing, such as smile lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines crows feet.
The result is a more natural look that lasts anywhere from three months to two years, depending on your body’s rate of absorption and the type of filler substance used. The effects generally fade over time if not appropriately maintained by regular top-ups with hyaluronic acid fillers.
This treatment can help restore volume to your face by adding volume back into the cheek area and stimulating collagen production. This creates a more youthful appearance that gives your face more definition.
Who is the Best Candidate?
If you’re concerned about how your face looks or feels, you can consider cheek filler injections as part of your cosmetic treatment plan. Before you decide to undergo this procedure, it’s important to understand what it entails and what the results will be like.
The best candidates for cheek fillers include adults who have lost weight or have naturally sunken cheeks due to ageing or illness. They also include people with an underdeveloped jawbone (mandibular hypoplasia) because they have trouble chewing food properly or keeping their mouths closed when smiling.
If you have small cheeks but want to look more youthful and vibrant, cheek fillers can help create shapely curves that make you look younger than your age. If you have too high cheekbones, cheek fillers will help soften them by adding volume to the upper cheeks. This can make your face look less angular and more balanced overall.
How can you choose the right cheek filler treatment?
It’s important to choose a specialist having experience with this type of procedure so they can recommend a filler that will give you the desired results without causing any unnecessary damage or discomfort. In addition to having expertise in this area, they should have an eye for detail and be able to explain each step of your procedure so that you’re fully informed before agreeing to go ahead with treatment.