For patients, cheek filler is steadily on the rise as the go-to treatment for sculpted cheekbones and contoured hollows with a simple dermal filler ‘tweakment’.
Working to sculpt the cheekbones, contour and balance symmetry, cheek augmentation is quickly becoming one of the most popular dermal filler ‘tweakments,’ alongside lip augmentation. The mid-face injectables help to restore youthful-looking volume, balancing the profile and enhancing the architecture of the facial contours.
What do you need to know before booking your appointment? Consider this your complete guide to cheek filler.
What Are Cheek Fillers?
Relatively self-explanatory, cheek fillers utilise dermal fillers to restore lost volume in the cheeks. Developed with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), dermal fillers offer a boost of volume to help sculpt and define. Aside from adding volume, cheek fillers also help to subtly contour the face. They can help to create a more symmetrical look and can be used to help combat the volume loss that occurs naturally as we age. Essentially, cheek fillers add a visible lift to the cheekbones, softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles in the process.
Are Cheek Filler Results Instant?
Dermal fillers provide instant results, meaning that patients don’t have to endure a long wait time before they can enjoy the results of cheek filler treatments. Nevertheless, all dermal filler treatments, including cheek augmentation can take time to fully integrate into facial tissues. Although the initial results are instant, it is normal for the filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle and for the true results to show. Swelling, bruising and redness can occur after a dermal filler injection which may affect the immediate results.
What Does Cheek Filler Treatment Entail?
Generally, most dermal filler treatments follow the same protocol but are there differences when it comes to cheek filler?
Most dermal fillers are developed with the numbing agent lidocaine; however, most practitioners will apply a topical numbing cream to the cheek before treatment, to help minimise discomfort. The treatment will involve a few injections directly into the skin on either side of the face.
Your practitioner may inject slightly above the cheekbones to enhance structure and improve definition. However, dermal filler can also be injected into the below the cheek edge to replenish volume.
Following this, both sides of the face are gently massaged to help disperse the dermal filler. It is important to note that the dermal filler will need a few days to fully integrate into the skin tissues. Therefore, as with all non-surgical treatments, patients should take the time to follow the correct aftercare advice for the best results:
- Avoid sleeping face down and on your cheeks
- No exercise or extreme activities, including lifting heavy items for 24 to 48 hours
- No pressure, harsh items, or makeup on the area for 24 hours
- Avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours
Which Cheek Filler Is the Best?
There are various dermal fillers on the market tailored for the cheek area; this area requires a thicker dermal filler to mimic the appearance of fat pads.
REVOLAX Sub-Q works to create flawless results – especially in the cheeks.
REVOLAX Sub-Q has the thickest properties within the product line. With its advanced ability to mould, maintain structure, and longevity – REVOLAX Sub-Q is recommended for cheek augmentation as this area requires a thicker substance to fill. Boasting thick and viscous properties, REVOLAX Sub-Q also lasts between 12-18months – longer in comparison to other dermal fillers on the market. Alongside its extended longevity and impressive results, Sub-Q is CE marked and contains 24mg of Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
What Are the Benefits Of Cheek Filler?
Cheek filler offers multiple profile-enhancing benefits including:
Volume and Plumping:
As we age, our collagen and elastin production begin to slow, and we start to lose volume in our faces, as a result. Although ageing prompts overall volume loss, changes in the cheek area tend to be noticed first. The loss of muscle, loosened ligaments, and fatty tissue can make the cheeks appear hollowed and flat. Re-volumising and contouring the cheeks helps to rebuild the face shape and create a natural, lifted look.
For many clients, filler offers a quick route to the supermodel-esque cheekbones of their dreams. The cheekbones can be enhanced with dermal fillers in as little as 30 minutes with minimal downtime.
If you’re interested in cheek filler, enquire about REVOLAX in your local clinic or alternatively, if you’re a trained practitioner – shop the full REVOLAX range online at Fox Pharma or Fox Clinic Wholesale.