About Cheek fillers and what to expect...
Cheek fillers are a type of cosmetic procedure that involves the injection of dermal fillers into the cheeks in order to plump them up and enhance their appearance.
As you age, the volume of facial tissue is lost, causing several changes to your facial structure. Often the area may have an asymmetrical appearance as a result of lost volume.
The loss of volume occurs when facial fat and collagen is lost which is part of the natural ageing process.
Areas in the face lose structural support and the proportion of face fat in the cheeks gradually decreases.
Cheek filler treatment is one of the recognised treatment options for this aging issue.
The result you can expect to achieve following cheek filler treatment is a more youthful appearance with defined cheekbones that are aligned with your natural cheekbone structure.
You can expect to regain a youthful and sculpted cheeks curve making them fuller and lifted through dermal filler injections. You will also notice secondary improvements in nasolabial folds, smile lines and under eye area.
We can help to restore your cheek volume or contour to the lateral cheekbone, resulting in a beautiful rejuvenation of your entire mid-face.
Cheek augmentation is an extremely popular method of facial enhancement, as well as an anti-ageing fail-safe. Dermal filler is injected into the soft tissue of the face to provide more volume, dimension and youthful lift.
During the procedure, a numbing agent will be applied to your face to reduce any discomfort you may feel from the injections.
A fine needle or Cannula will then be used to inject small amounts of filler into the mid-face area.
Dr Chike will also massage the area afterwards to ensure that the product is spread evenly throughout your cheeks.
There is minimal recovery time. You will see the results immediately.
The non surgical procedure is done in-clinic, and the treatment usually takes about 30 minutes.
The effects of cheek fillers can last up to 12 months, but this varies depending on the type of product used and your own individual metabolism.
After your initial treatment session, you may need follow-up cheek fillers treatments in order to maintain the desired results.
Overall, cheek fillers provide a great way to instantly rejuvenate your cheek area and lower face while avoiding the risks associated with surgery.
Cheek Filler by Dr Chike - Before and After
How soon will I see the results of my cheek filler?
You will see immediate improvement in your cheeks after receiving injections. However, it may take up to 10 days for the full effects of the treatment to be visible due to swelling and bruising which can mask the results.
Any swelling or bruising on cheeks should be cleared out within a few days. Dr Chike may offer some tips that can help you increase recovery time.
The procedure takes around 30 minutes.
What happens before a cheek filler procedure?
During a consultation, you will meet with Dr Chike to discuss your desired result and goals.
He will ask questions about the treatment area and areas of concern, as well as use photographs to help plan the procedure.
Dr Chike may also take measurements and mark the cheek area that will be injected before beginning the treatment. Once he has gone over all of these details, he'll administer the filler following strict safety protocols.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Cheek fillers last between 6 to 9 months.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cheek Filler...
Do Cheek Fillers Lift your face?
Cheek fillers can be used to lift and contour the face without requiring surgery. They are injected into the mid-face area, creating a fuller look that lifts sagging skin. It may also improve lines and wrinkles in the lower third of the face. You will have the appearance of sculpted cheeks with restored cheek volume and slight improvement in lower face jowling.
How do Cheek Fillers improve your face?
Dermal fillers can help you restore the youthful contours and volume on your cheeks and give definition to the facial bones reclaiming the youthful shapes. Dermal filler injections containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA) are injected into the desired areas to add volume, reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, and create a natural looking fullness in the mid-face area. They provide great results that help you to look younger and feel more confident in your own skin without the need for expensive surgery.
How painful are Cheek Fillers?
A topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. You may notice slight stinging sensation but filler treatment is usually not painful.
What is the recovery time after getting Cheek Filler?
The recovery time for cheek fillers will depend on the type of product used and the area treated. Generally, bruising and swelling tend to be minimal after a cheek filler treatment. Most patients typically experience very little discomfort and can return to normal activities within 24 hours. Results may start to become visible almost immediately after treatment, with full results developing over the next few weeks.
How much does Cheek Augmentation cost?
At Hampstead Aesthetics we charge £320 per ml. A thorough consultation will be carried out prior to treatment and a quote will be provided based upon each patients requirements.
What are the risks or complications of Cheek Filler?
Although cheek fillers are generally safe and low risk, potential risks and complications can include infection, bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness at the injection site, lumpiness or unevenness of the product, an allergic reaction to the product used, or nerve damage. In rare cases more serious possible side effects, although very low risk, such as blindness have been reported. As with any cosmetic procedure it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to minimize your risk of experiencing any adverse reactions. At Hampstead Aesthetics we have not had any serious complications or rare side effects.
What is Filler Migration?
Filler migration occurs when hyaluronic acid fillers, such as those used in cheek filler treatments, move to different areas of the face. This can be caused by gravity, facial expressions, or even massage techniques. Migration can cause asymmetry and unintended results, so it's important to use experienced professionals when undergoing a cheek filler procedure. Additionally, although rare, there have been reports of the filler material migrating into the bloodstream.
What type of fillers do you use for Cheek Filler?
At Hampstead Aesthetics we use Stylage dermal fillers. These are HA Fillers with local anaesthetic lidocaine in the mixture gel. Vivacy Stylage is a line of low risk injectable fillers used for treating wrinkles, facial volume loss, and laxity. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that is a naturally occurring substance in the body and helps to keep the skin hydrated, plump and restore volume. Vivacy Stylage is specifically formulated to provide long-lasting results with minimal downtime. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve complexion over time.
How does Cheek Augmentation work?
Cheek fillers work by adding lost volume. Dermal filler used for cheek fillers is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps to maintain moisture levels and promote plumpness within the skin. When injected into the desired areas, HA filler helps to add volume, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate sagging skin resulting in a natural looking contoured face.
Will Cheek Fillers make you feel more confident?
Cheek fillers can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, and create a fuller face - all of which can help you feel more confident in your appearance. Having said that, it's important to remember that confidence comes from within. While cheek fillers may give you the boost of self-esteem that you need to start believing in yourself, it won't necessarily provide long lasting results by itself. Making healthy lifestyle choices such as regular exercise and nutrition, positive thinking and self-expression will also go a long way towards developing confidence.
Does Cheek Filler hurt?
Cheek filler typically does not hurt as the fillers used are specially formulated to minimize discomfort. Most people feel minimal, if any, pain during treatment. The injections involve numbing cream which helps reduce any potential pain and discomfort. However, some patients may experience slight bruising or swelling which will resolve within a few days.
How long does Cheek Treatment last?
Cheek filler treatment typically lasts up to one year before requiring touch ups. The results of the procedure depend on the type of filler used, how deep it is injected, and other individual factors like age, lifestyle habits, skin quality, and the patient’s skincare regimen. For longer-lasting results, multiple treatment sessions may be required.
What happens to Dermal Fillers?
Dermal filler treatments are gradually absorbed by the body over time. The rate of absorption depends on the type of filler used and other individual factors such as skin quality, age, lifestyle habits, and the patient’s skincare regimen. Eventually, the dermal fillers will disappear completely, leaving no trace or residue in the skin. Depending on the type of filler used, results may last up to one year before requiring touch ups or re-treatment.
Will 1ml for Cheek Fillers make a difference?
1ml of cheek filler can make a difference in terms of making the cheeks look fuller and bringing back volume to the face although this is a very subtle amount. However, it's important to keep in mind that the results may vary depending on individual facial proportions and other factors. The amount of filler is usually determined by facial measurements taken prior to treatment by Dr Chike during your consultation.
Aftercare Instructions for Dermal Fillers
After a dermal filler procedure, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr Chike at consultation. This may include:
Avoiding strenuous exercise and activities that involve direct pressure on the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Not touching or rubbing the injected region until it has fully healed.
Refraining from drinking alcohol for 24-48 hours.
Applying a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort for up to 48 hours.
Refraining from using makeup or other skincare products in the injected area until it has healed completely.
When considering cosmetic procedures it is important to do your research, it is vital that this treatment is carried out by an experienced practitioner after a thorough consultation.
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