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Everything You Need to Know About Apple Cheek Fillers

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Injectable dermal fillers can do anything from minimizing creases and fine lines, defining facial contours, and restoring fullness to certain areas of the face. The cheeks are one of the most popular sites for dermal filler injection. For many people, having plump and round cheeks is a hallmark of youthful beauty and this can be achieved nonsurgically with cosmetic fillers.

So what are the best dermal filler injections that can help restore volume and improve the shape of your cheeks? Hyaluronic acid-based products are one of the most commonly used cheek filler injections. Some examples of HA fillers are Juvéderm and Restylane products. Collagen-stimulating fillers like Radiesse can also be injected into the midface to enhance the fullness of your cheeks.

Apples vs. Cheekbones: What’s The Difference?

The cheeks are one of the essential facial features that define your physical beauty and attractiveness. Some people are naturally blessed with plump and full cheeks, while others have a flat or amorphous cheek appearance.

When it comes to the cheeks, there are two terms that beauty and cosmetic experts use: apples and cheekbones. Understanding how these terms differ is important before getting a cheek filler injection. Here’s a table showing you what differs cheek apples and cheekbones:

Cheek applesCheek bone
What is itIt’s the rounded shape that your cheeks form whenever you smile. The wider your smile is, the more prominent your cheek apples will appear.It’s the bone structure that rests below your eye and extends toward the ear. It helps give shape to your face and provides attachment for jaw muscles to move.
How to find itYour cheek apples are located on top of your cheekbones when you smile. It has a full and rounded protruding appearance that makes your face look plump.People can have high or low cheekbones depending on where their malar bones begin or end.

If you look in the mirror, you can easily see a protruding portion of your cheekbones. You have low cheekbones if the bones are located close to the bottom part of your nostrils. Meanwhile, you have high cheekbones if the bones are closer to the bridge of your nose.
How is it affected by ageAs you get older, you naturally lose facial fat which results in a decrease in cheek size and shapeAging can lead to the appearance of sunken or flat cheeks and more prominent sagging skin. The bones may also lose their volume and contour, contributing to a hollow facial appearance.

What’s The Purpose of Apple Cheek Fillers?

a woman had cheek fillers on her cheek apple

Cheek augmentation doesn’t always have to be done via facial plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. Dermal filler injections are a great minimally invasive solution to your facial aging concerns. In fact, it can be placed on your midface and cheek area to restore a more youthful appearance. Here’s how apple cheek fillers can help you:

1. Replacing lost volume to improve cheek fullness and shape

One of the primary benefits of cheek fillers is that it increases volume to provide an instant lifting or plumping effect. If you have sunken cheeks, injecting dermal fillers into your midface region can restore your youthful contours and make your cheeks look rounder and fuller.

2. Reducing visible wrinkles and fine lines around the nose and cheeks

Cheek filler injections can also address the other prominent signs of facial aging. For one, it can smooth out the appearance of nasolabial folds which are the deep wrinkles that form on the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. It can also improve your overall skin elasticity to soften the lines and creases that may appear on the cheeks.

3. Restoring facial symmetry

Cheek implants and dermal filler injections can also help improve the symmetry of your face. Some people have naturally uneven or asymmetrical cheeks and notice that one side of their cheeks is rounder and has a more defined shape than the other. Getting dermal filler injections can improve your uneven cheek shape so that you have a more beautiful facial profile and achieve the appearance of apple cheeks.

Best Types of Cheek Apple Filler Injections

There are different kinds of cheek filler injections that can provide a fuller and plumper facial appearance. From simply adding facial volume to boosting your skin’s natural collagen production, these injectable fillers can work in various ways to help your cheek apples become more visible. Here are the best types of cheek filler injections:

1. Juvéderm Voluma XC

This hyaluronic acid filler is specifically designed to reverse the effects of volume loss on your cheeks. It has a much thicker gel consistency compared to other Juvéderm products, making it more compatible for cheek volume restoration, plumping, and contouring. A patient can expect the results of Juvederm Voluma injections to last anywhere from 12 to 24 months.

2. Juvéderm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC

This facial filler injection has a smoother and thinner consistency that provides excellent skin hydration and improves overall elasticity and texture. It’s an incredibly versatile injection that can be used for various cosmetic procedures including cheek enhancement, lip augmentation, and facial contouring.

3. Restylane Lyft

Next to Juvéderm products, one of the best HA fillers for cheek augmentation is Restylane Lyft. This is an FDA-approved injectable filler that can provide natural-looking volume to your midface and cheek region. It also provides support to your cheekbone structure, improving its contours and shape to reduce the appearance of hollowness or sagging.

4. Restylane Contour

This hyaluronic acid cheek filler is made with advanced XpresHan Technology which allows the injectable material to fuse with the soft tissues in your skin. This results in a more natural-looking cheek enhancement and provides more flexibility so you can create various facial expressions and movements. This cheek filler can last up to a year in the treatment area.

5. Radiesse

This injectable dermal filler is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres which are suspended in a gel carrier. Unlike HA fillers, Radiesse has a thicker and firmer injectable material which can address volume loss and provide a more sculpted and contoured cheek appearance. It can also promote new collagen growth to provide longer-lasting cheek volume and improve your overall skin quality.

Dr. Lanna Aesthetics: Your Trusted Provider for Safe and Effective Apple Cheek Filler Treatments

a woman who had cheek fillers at Dr. Lanna's clinic

Injectable fillers are a great alternative to facial implants and surgery for volumizing, lifting, and contouring the cheeks. Aside from giving the appearance of apple cheeks, dermal filler injections can also eliminate visible smile lines and wrinkles to help you look younger and more rejuvenated.

At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we have a wide selection of dermal fillers that can be used for cheek enhancement. We have extensive experience in providing successful cheek filler treatments to help patients achieve their beauty goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss the possible cheek filler treatment plan for your cosmetic concerns.

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