Cheek injections are considered the new lip injections as more and more patients are recognizing the importance of cheekbones. Cheekbones represent 70% of facial beauty. Fillers to the mid-face can restore youthfulness and provide a pleasing architecture to facial contours.
What is Cheek Filler
Dermal filler is an FDA-approved injectable that helps soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve symmetry, and create volume or dimension. Cheek areas include the lower edge of the eye socket, nasolabial folds and a line sweeping up from the corner of the mouth to the ear canal. Filler injected anywhere in this area is considered cheek filler.
Right Candidate for Cheek Fillers
Patients seeking fillers for cheeks are mainly concerned with the following:
1. Lost Volume in Cheeks: As you age, the cheeks can begin to look deflated and the mid-face areas lose healthy, youthful contours. Adding volume to the cheeks with fillers can restore the facial shape.
2. Pronounced Nasolabial Fold: The nasolabial fold, also known as smile lines, are the parenthesis-like lines that stretch from our nose to mouth. Due to the loss of volume, firmness and elasticity as we age, nasolabial folds appear more pronounced. Nasolabial folds are among the biggest indicators of age.
3. Cosmetic Enhancement: Many people in their early 20s and 30s will get cheek fillers to enhance their facial contours. Cheekbones are the focal point of facial bone structure. When doctors inject fillers to plump and fill cheekbones, it not only lifts the mid-face but also gives a pleasing youthfulness to the upper face. Cheek fillers are highly customizable. You might want plumper cheeks if you have a thin face or a more angular look if you have a round face.
Results depend on the types of fillers
Fillers create an instant contour to the face. The most common fillers for cheek augmentation are hyaluronic acid fillers. The HA filler is comprised of a protein that is naturally produced in our body. It will lift and plump the cheeks to give a perfect contour.
The procedure and recovery time is very quick
A filler injection treatment can take 20 - 30 minutes. Before the procedure, you will have an initial consultation with the provider to discuss your goals and determine exactly how much filler you'll need.