Cheek Fillers: Sculpting Your Features for a Natural Volume Boost
If your cheekbones are low or hardly noticeable, you might be considering getting cheek fillers, commonly known as dermal fillers.
Nowadays, one of the most popular injectables in many med spas and aesthetic clinics is facial fillers. Every year, millions of individuals receive cosmetic fillers to minimize the effects of aging on different areas of the face like the cheeks. Injecting cheeks is becoming a more and more common procedure, and several types of dermal filler material can be utilized for this treatment.
What is cheek filler?
Cheek filler is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that gives your cheeks a fuller, more defined look.
Cheek filler is a form of dermal filler where gel-like substances are made of cross-linked sugar molecules that are injected under the skin to add volume and structure to the face. They’re frequently utilized to provide the appearance of youth; essentially, as we age, our face loses volume because less collagen is produced. One technique to counteract that volume loss is using cheek filler.
Cheek fillers a.k.a dermal fillers, are used to elevate the cheeks, provide volume, and treat mild hollowness or drooping that results from aging or weight loss in the midface. Hyaluronic acid, which the body naturally produces and which aids in moisture retention and volume addition, is usually what makes them up. Dermal fillers for cheeks are an excellent option for those who want to achieve a youthful, plump appearance without undergoing surgery or more extensive procedures.
How does the cheek filler procedure work?
Loss of facial volume can be a result of the natural aging process or individual lifestyle and health, such as medical conditions, smoking, weight loss, and intense exposure to the sun and heat. However, the loss of volume can be restored and treated using specialized facial dermal fillers, a non-surgical and non-invasive option for many.
Cheek filler treatment using dermal fillers instantly helps restore plumpness to the cheeks. This is done by injecting strategically to the mid-face for fuller and defined cheekbones. The fillers used for the mid-face area are made of hyaluronic acid, which is safe and approved for use in the cheeks and face.
With just one hole on each side of the cheeks, the injection is injected slowly and gradually, filling in the filler beneath the skin in all the designated areas. The danger of bleeding, edema, and vascular problems can be decreased by opening just one entrance port on each side. We recommend not drinking any alcoholic drinks a couple of days before the treatment, to avoid major bruising and swelling.
After both sides of the cheeks are filled and massaged well, you will be able to see instant plumpness, contour, and structure to your cheekbones.
One of the great benefits of this non-surgical procedure is that the patient is awake and can be involved throughout the treatment, seeing and feeling the change unfold.
Who is a good candidate for cheek filler?
- Have lost cheek or mid-face volume due to the aging process.
- Have deflated, sunken, and under-projected cheeks.
- Desire to diminish the appearance of deep nasolabial folds or “smile lines”.
- Young individuals desiring to enhance cheek volume and or increase facial contour.
- The benefits of cheek filler injection
- Defined, enhanced facial contours
- Restore lost volume
- Improve the appearance of deep wrinkles
- Younger, slimmer appearance
What are the best fillers for cheeks?
There are many fillers available in the market that lift the cheeks, but only some offer optimal results. At Hush LA Medspa, we use FDA-approved fillers which stand out for their long-lasting effects and strength.
The best filler for cheeks depends on the patient’s facial structure, age, weight, and desired outcome. The consistency of fillers used in this area of the face differs from the lip fillers, fillers for marionette lines, nasolabial fold fillers, and other fillers. Certain dermal fillers are designed especially for the cheek area, while others are used off-label to add volume to the midface.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), the main ingredient in Sculptra, helps restore lost face volume and collagen, yielding results that are progressive and natural. Sculptra is FDA-approved for cheek augmentation and wrinkle elimination. The effects of the filler might last up to two years for patients, sometimes longer. Typically, Sculptra patients require three treatments spread out over three or four months.
Juvederm Voluma is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Juvederm Voluma is the most popular injection for restoring lost collagen and volume loss for the cheek area, jawline, and mid-face.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, like Juvederm Voluma, are perfect for lifting and contouring the cheekbones with beautiful and natural-looking cosmetic results. The anti-aging effects of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, last for approximately one year after injection.
Revanesse Versa is made from hyaluronic acid. It is a newer dermal filler on the market, with patients reporting fewer side effects (e.g., swelling).
Versa is indicated for use in nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, and mental creases (lines above the chin), but many cosmetic providers use it off-label to enhance the cheeks. The expected duration of results is one year.
One of the most popular dermal fillers, Restylane, is an injectable with a hyaluronic foundation that works best in the mouth and eye area. It can repair volume loss, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and hollowness, and lessen cheek depression. Its variant called Restylane Lyft is specially designed for the cheek and midface area.
By lifting and volumizing the cheeks, cheek fillers can dramatically improve your overall appearance and make you look younger and more refreshed. Cheek fillers are ideal for patients with mild to moderate facial sagging and skin laxity who are looking for a natural result with minimal downtime.