What Causes Volume Loss In The Cheeks And Cheekbone?
The age-related loss and redistribution of facial fat is a natural part of ageing. However, sunken cheeks can leave us looking gaunt and skeletal. The natural ageing of the mid-face also results in a progressive lack of moisture in the skin with a noticeable loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin.
Reasons for mid-face volume loss:
- Redistribution of fat pads and bone resorption
- Lack of moisture and structural support of the skin
- Weight loss
- Diseases causing sagging of the skin
How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance The Cheeks?
The main purpose of cheek dermal fillers is to add volume above and around the cheek bones. This gives the cheeks a slight lift reducing lines and sagging skin. The heaviness around the mouth and jaw area is also relieved when the skin in the cheeks is tightened.
Will Cheek Fillers Look Natural?
A surgical eye for detail is key when it comes to maintaining a natural look with dermal fillers. When applied by our highly trained professionals, even just the smallest amount of filler can have dramatic results. Too much filler and the skin can have a stretched, plastic appearance and offset balance with proportions of other areas of the face.
Can Other Procedures Be Done At The Same Time?
Lifting the cheeks using dermal fillers can have a rejuvenating effect on the entire face and is often used at the same time as treatments for other areas of the face. The cheeks are a major focus of the liquid face lift, a non-surgical face lift where application of fillers in multiple areas can have a lifting effect with results similar to surgery. Those undergoing a significant non-surgical jaw augmentation may also find additional harmonious balance in the face by using cheek fillers at the same time
When Will I See The Results?
As filler is inserted you will see an immediate volumising effect. The shaping achieved with apple cheek filler will be seen immediately. Cheekbone fillers may have more noticeable swelling and redness, although this will disappear a few days after treatment. It can take up to 14 days until the final result is visible.
An additional benefit when using a hyaluronic acid-based filler, is that they are also collagen stimulating products. Over the course of two weeks, collagen will build up and water molecules will enter the area providing an additional natural skin rejuvenating and volumising effect even after treatment.
How Long Will The Results Last?
Typically, results of cheek fillers last for 12-18 months. Cheeks have a lower level of movement than other areas of the face. The thicker layers of skin also mean they can handle more volume with filler of a thicker consistency. The greatly increases the lifespan of cheek filler injections.
The breakdown of filler is progressive, and thus we recommend top-up treatments approximately every 6-9 months to maintain desired level of fullness.