If you’re ready to rejuvenate your facial appearance by adding volume and definition to your cheeks and mid-face region, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bachilo today!
Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation With Dermal Fillers
One unexpected side effect of the aging process is the loss of facial volume in the cheeks and mid-face region. As we age, gravity pulls the fat from our cheeks and mid-face down into our lower face, producing sagging jowls and results in flattening the cheeks and mid-face. This can leave you looking expressionless, as well as tired and aged. This effect may also happen as a consequence of rapid, dramatic weight fluctuations or certain medical conditions.
Cheek filler treatments such as Juvederm Voluma or Restylane may be just what you need to revive a sunken mid-face region and fill out hollow or flattened cheekbones, restoring a more firm and contoured appearance to the face. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Bachilo will recommend the best filler treatment to enhance your mid-face region according to your skin type, as well as your aesthetic goals.
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Before the procedure, Dr. Bachilo will apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to prepare the skin so that you won’t feel any discomfort during the treatments. Next, Dr. Bachilo will help you determine the ideal combination of injections for you based on your skin type, condition, and aesthetic goals. In most cases. Dr. Bachilo will use a strategic combination of various dermal fillers to add volume, firmness, and definition to the mid-face region to sculpt natural-looking cheekbones and a smoother, more contoured facial appearance.
Although patients typically do not describe the procedure as painful, minor symptoms such as temporary swelling, redness, and soreness may persist at the treatment site for several hours immediately following the treatment. Therefore, we recommend applying ice packs to the area and taking Tylenol to alleviate any residual discomfort after the topical anesthesia wears off. In addition, it is important that you avoid rubbing the skin or wearing makeup for several days and avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and air pollution.
You may be a good candidate for cheek filler injections if you are a healthy adult and have lost significant volume in your mid-face region and the area around your cheeks as a result of the aging process or due to substantial weight loss.
Cheek fillers can add volume, fullness, and definition to the mid-face region, rejuvenating the entire face. Fillers such as Voluma by Juvederm may be used to sculpt natural-looking cheekbones, adding depth and expression to the face, while also firming and smoothing the skin thanks to adding volume. Cheek fillers also stimulate natural collagen production, improving the tone and texture of the skin and making the skin feel plumper and firmer.
Overall, cheek fillers are used to achieve the following improvements in facial contour:
- Enhance the cheekbones to make them look more pronounced.
- Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth, such as parenthesis lines.
- Restore volume and definition to cheeks that have become flat or sunken.
- Restore symmetry to the cheeks.
Depending on which type of dermal filler is used, the results of your cheek filler treatment may last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before you’ll need a follow-up treatment.
How long does cheek filler take to settle?
After you receive cheek fillers, you will experience some swelling that will settle over time. On average, patients will see their cheek fillers settle within two weeks at most.
What can you not do after cheek fillers?
After your cheek filler injections, you should avoid applying pressure, massaging, or otherwise manipulating the area for about two weeks. This also includes facial massage, microdermabrasion, or microneedling. It is also best to avoid direct sun exposure, exercise, or other strenuous activity and drinking alcohol for the first 24 hours after your treatment.
What to expect after fillers in cheeks?
Some common side effects after cheek fillers include redness, slight swelling, and tenderness. You may also notice bruising, which can often be avoided by refraining from exercise, drinking alcohol, or applying pressure. These side effects should last no more than about a week.
Does 1mL of cheek filler make a difference?
One mL of cheek filler will create a noticeable yet still natural-looking result with improved fullness. The correct amount of filler will vary from patient to patient depending on factors like your degree of volume loss, face size and shape, and more.
Can you sleep on your side after cheek filler?
It’s best to avoid sleeping on your side for the first few days after receiving your cheek filler injections. Instead, you should sleep on your back or propped up if possible.
Can I wash my face after cheek fillers?
You should avoid harshly rubbing or massaging the treated area for about six hours after your cheek filler injections. Then, when you do wash your face, use a gentle cleanser.
Do cheek fillers feel hard at first?
It is normal to feel lumps or firm areas in the first couple of weeks after receiving cheek filler injections. However, this does not always occur. Your injector can help you reduce any lumps and offer advice to avoid them if possible.
Are cheek fillers painful?
Cheek fillers should not be painful. You can receive a numbing cream before your injections, and many products include lidocaine within their formulas for a more comfortable procedure.
Do cheek fillers make you look fat?
Cheek fillers are intended to restore lost volume in the cheek area and resolve a sunken or hollow appearance. Choosing experienced and reliable injectors like those at Glamour Plastic Surgery will allow you to avoid an \u201coverfilled\u201d look.
Does filler look better over time?
Often, patients see natural collagen and elastin production increase as they continue to receive filler injections. This means that the skin may appear healthier or more youthful over time, even as the hyaluronic acid injections subside. You can also receive maintenance injections to keep up the look of your cheek filler.
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