Combat the ageing process with a cosmetic procedure that many patients report as having minimal discomfort. Individual experiences may vary. For those who are hesitant to go under the knife, cheek fillers are the ideal cosmetic injectable to pump life into those sunken cheeks.
With ageing comes a reduction of collagen and as a result, a loss of volume and fullness in your cheeks. Along with the loss of cheek volume, the skin stretches and sags, making fine lines around the eyes and mouth more noticeable. They may also result in being visibly disproportionate. Cheek fillers or dermal fillers are the perfect way to achieve facial rejuvenation. Aim for a rejuvenated appearance with results that may vary depending on individual circumstances. As well as fuller cheeks, you will also gain extra support to the lower eyelid area which can reduce the size of eyebags much like eye surgery options do.
Dermal filler treatments are a highly popular cosmetic treatment option for those wishing to avoid more in-depth midface surgery and a permanent change of cheek implants.
Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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The benefits of cheek fillers
The team at Me Clinic are highly skilled and specially trained in administering cheek fillers to restore facial volume so you can achieve that much-desired youthful look and boost your self-confidence.
Read on to find out the many benefits of dermal fillers:
- They may help address certain signs of ageing, with results varying depending on individual circumstances.
- They rectify the droop and flattening that occurs with age, as well as reducing creases on the face
- They sculpt the desirable ‘S-shaped curve to the face from the peak of the cheek along the jawline
- Achieve cheeks that are fuller and more prominent
- Dermal fillers typically require less downtime than more invasive procedures, though recovery times may vary.
- Facial contours get more definition while nasolabial folds are removed
- Remove fine lines and smile lines, otherwise known as marionette lines
This 40 year old patient felt that she was looking tired and unhappy.
Dermal Fillers in the cheeks and under the eyes create a natural refreshed look! These fillers can last 9 to 18 months. Source: Mike Clague.
Performed By: Mike Clague (NMW0001618803)
Types of fillers
In the world of age-defying cosmetic procedures, several fillers have been developed to combat the symptoms of ageing in specific areas of the skin, face and body. From lip fillers, cheek fillers and dermal fillers, the creation of fillers has revolutionised the world of cosmetic procedures.
Choose these non-invasive treatments as a simple and effective alternative to more permanent surgical options. Read on to know more about cheek filler treatments and the types of fillers available.
Dermal filler injections are gel-like cosmetic injectables that are utilised beneath the epidermis to restore volume, soften fine lines and redefine facial contours. They are a highly effective and economical option making them the preferred choice for over a million people a year.
The 3 key ingredients in facial fillers include Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite and Poly-L-Lactic Acid.
Hyaluronic Acid is comprised of a naturally-occurring substance that is found in the body. It’s the ingredient used in most dermal fillers utilised at Me Clinic. Its key feature is in allowing cells to retain moisture, thus making skin more hydrated and plump.
Other qualities of Hyaluronic Acid include:
- Making skin more radiant, soft and supple.
- Skin is more youthful thanks to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- It’s effective for any skin type including acne-prone skin
- Hyaluronic Acid contains antioxidant properties so your skin is protected against pollution and other elements.
How long do they last?
Cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers do not offer permanent results, however, the duration of the effects of our fillers can vary, depending on the product used and individual circumstances.
On the plus side, as they are a non-surgical option, dermal fillers typically involve a shorter downtime, please note that recovery times may vary.
Who’s a good candidate for cheek fillers?
To achieve optimal results from dermal filler injections, an ideal candidate for the procedure must possess the following traits:
- No underlying health conditions including possible complications or tear troughs from a facelift, etc
- Good physical health is a bonus to allow for quick recovery
- No smoking. Nicotine is a barrier when it comes to the healing process
- A true commitment to maintaining good skincare health is key during the aftercare
What’s the procedure
During a dermal filler treatment, you may be given a topical anaesthesia with the use of numbing cream. Your qualifiedpractitioner then proceeds to use a thin needle as an injector, also known as a cannula, to insert tiny amounts of filler beneath your skin. The injection site may be several specific areas of your cheek. During the treatment, you may experience a small pinch or stinging sensation. However, it’s important to note that individual experiences with discomfort may vary. The entire procedure is completed in around 30 minutes.
Preparation and recovery
In preparation for your low-risk cosmetic treatment, the team at Me Clinic highly recommends following some guidelines to limit the amount of bruising that may result from dermal filler injections.
- We may recommend stopping some prescription medication and vitamin supplements that affect blood clotting.
- This will be discussed at you initial consultation with your practitioner.
- Stop the consumption of alcohol before your treatment.
- To reduce swelling caused by the injectables, take arnica. It’s a herbal supplement that not only reduces swelling, it also promotes healing.
After receiving dermal fillers, recovery experiences may vary depending on individual circumstances. Apply a cold compress or an ice pack to help reduce the discomfort during this recovery time. Another side effect of dermal filler injections can be bruising. People who are more prone to bruising often suffer from low levels of iron or Vitamin C. Older individuals with fragile or thin skin are also more susceptible to bruising. Ingestion of arnica will help to reduce bruising.
Revamp your look with Me Clinic
Achieve your desired results with a little help from the Me Clinic. We have a trusted reputation built on the many years of experience of our team of highly skilled doctors, aestheticians and nurses. Our clinic boasts a huge portfolio of success stories from individuals with beautiful transformations.
For the right treatment plan that is tailor-made to suit you, speak to one of our experts today. Our team of consultants are here to ensure you are comfortable and well-informed every step of the way during this cosmetic journey.
From understanding your goals to estimated recovery times and specialised treatment plans, we know that keeping you informed of all necessary details is the key to a more pleasant experience. Trust Me Clinic to ensure your complete well-being.
Dr Gordon Ku
Dr. Gordon has over 24 years of experience in various aspects of cosmetic medicine and surgery.... Read more
Daniel is a well-respected and highly regarded professional cosmetic injector who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in total face rejuvenation. Read more
Before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.
Won’t my enhanced cheeks look out of proportion with the rest of my face?
Many celebrities have undergone cheek filler treatments and some have achieved unsatisfactory results. In extreme cases, overuse of fillers has caused the facial features to become disproportionate.
The primary goal should be high, defined cheekbones and a natural face curvature. Our team ensures that any cheek enhancements are tailored to the individual’s face, ensuring a natural look that suits the rest of your aesthetic. This is not a problem as our experienced plastic surgeons understand the appropriate amount of filler required to create a natural look for you.
What fillers will be used?
A Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is the most common as it is a naturally occurring substance. As a natural sugar found in our bodies, this filler retains moisture and softness while adding volume.
Are there any side effects?
Associated risks are extremely low with cheek fillers. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, and pain at the injection site or in rare cases, firmness, lumps caused by the fillers, discolouration, or itching.
We at Me Clinic ensure all precautions are taken before administering dermal fillers. These precautions minimise any risks and keep you safe while also ensuring the best results. Contact our consultants today for more information on treatment plans and to book your consultation.