Getting cheek filler can provide a subtle but transformative boost to your facial contours. With contouring and volumization of the midface, cheek fillers can make your cheekbones pop for a more youthful appearance.
But you’ll want to take proper aftercare of your newly plumped cheeks to ensure the best results. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to know about sleeping positions and aftercare when it comes to cheek fille.
Read on for tips directly from expert injectors on how to protect your investment and let your cheek filler settle beautifully.
When you get cheek filler injected into the midface area, the hyaluronic acid material needs time to properly settle into its final position in your facial tissues.
Sleeping on your side or stomach too soon after injections can disturb the filler and potentially cause these issues:
That’s why most injectors recommend sleeping on your back with your head elevated for at least 1-2 weeks after filler. This takes pressure off the treatment area so the filler can integrate naturally.
We advise patients to avoid sleeping on the treated side for 24-48 hours after getting cheek filler. Downtime is minimal, but you’ll want to take it easy.
Try to sleep propped up on your back to reduce pressure on the area until initial swelling and tenderness goes down. After the first 1-2 days, you can probably sleep on your side by using an extra pillow between your head and shoulder.
But continue taking precautions such as:
Give your cheek filler 2 full weeks to properly settle before lying directly on the treated side. The area will still feel tender while the filler material stabilizes.
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Here are some tips for getting a good night’s rest without disturbing your new cheek filler:
✔️ Try wedge pillows or adjustable beds to keep your head raised
✔️ Place a soft pillow between your shoulder and head if side sleeping
✔️ Use pillows under your knees and arms to take pressure off your face
✔️ Avoid direct pressure on the treated area for 1 week
✔️ Sleep in a reclined lounge chair or recliner if needed
✔️ Take any pain medication as directed by your injector
✔️ Use ice packs as needed to reduce swelling
✔️ Keep your head elevated during the day by sitting upright
Most patients only require 1-3 days of recovery time after getting cheek filler:
|First 24 hours
|Swelling peaks at around 2 days, tenderness, bruising, redness and numbness may start to appear
|Use cool compresses on the affected area
|Avoid strenuous exercise and excessive movement of the affected area, avoid alcohol consumption
|Tenderness, bruising, redness, numbness continue, swelling gradually decreases
|Continue using cool compresses on affected area
|Stay hydrated, sleep with head elevated
|First few days
|Discomfort is usually mild
|Use over-the-counter medication to manage discomfort
|Rest and limit physical activity, keep affected area elevated
|After 2 days
|Swelling continues to subside
|As needed, use cool compresses on affected area
|Gradually resume normal activities once swelling has subsided
Following proper aftercare guidance will help minimize side effects. Within 1 week, most swelling dissipates and you can resume normal activities.
Injectable fillers add strategic volume to lift sagging skin, fill hollows, and recreate the shapely contour along the cheekbones that diminishes with time.
Some benefits of cheek filler include:
As we age, the facial tissues weaken and the effects of gravity become more apparent. Cheek filler adds volume that lifts drooping cheek skin for a tighter, more toned look. Strategic injections along the upper cheekbones physically lift the midface.
Over time, the cheeks lose their youthful fullness as fat pads atrophy and the skin loses elasticity. Filler replaces volume that has diminished, restoring smoother, plumper contours. The added fullness fills in sunken areas for a well-rested appearance.
Cheekbones become less defined with natural fat loss and tissue descent. Filler enhances the cheek contour by augmenting the projection of the cheekbones for more definition and accentuation of these focal points. Higher, more prominent cheekbones convey a more youthful bone structure.
Volume loss and fat atrophy often lead to sunken hollows and dark circles under the eyes and cheek area. Filler in the tear troughs and upper cheek plumps up these zones to reduce shadows and give a fresher, brighter eyed appearance.
Cheek filler beautifully complements other procedures like thread lifts and facelifts. Filler replaces volume in areas not addressed by lifting treatments for comprehensive facial renewal. Combination treatments allow more dramatic improvements with synergistic effects.
Unlike permanent implants, injectable filler offers subtle volume restoration using your own body's soft tissue for the most natural results. Skilled injectors like Dr. Lanna use meticulous placement techniques for seamless, undetectable enhancement.
Unlike surgery, cheek filler is an in-office procedure with virtually no downtime. Some mild swelling or bruising may occur but resolves quickly. Most patients resume normal activities immediately with discreet results.
With reputable fillers like Juvéderm Voluma, results typically last 12-18 months. Follow up maintenance treatments help sustain the rejuvenated appearance. For many patients, the gradual results become transformative over successive treatments.
With an expert injector like Dr. Lanna who specializes in the midface, cheek filler can reshape your profile for more lift and beauty.
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Cheek filler can be combined with other aesthetic treatments for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation approach. This allows multiple concerns to be addressed at once for enhanced, harmonized results. Potential treatment pairings include:
|Benefits of Combining with Cheek Filler
|Under Eye Filler
|Treats under eye hollows, dark circles, and midface volume loss for complete eye rejuvenation. Cheek filler lifts midface while tear trough filler adds volume under eyes.
|Defines and augments jawline while lifting jowls. Provides lift and definition along the mid and lower face.
|Strategic filler + Botox provides nonsurgical facelift. Cheek filler lifts and volumizes midface to complement other injections.
|Replaces facial volume loss with aging after surgical lift. Restores oval, youthful shape.
|Relaxes wrinkles and enhances rejuvenating effects. Works synergistically to lift and smooth mid and lower face.
|Threads provide lift while filler adds volume. Gives immediate and longer-lasting rejuvenation.
A customized treatment plan will amplify and harmonize your results. Discuss options with Dr. Lanna during your consultation.
Ideal candidates for cheek filler include:
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If you’re looking to revitalize your midface with subtle, youthful volume, cheek filler could be a great option. Dr. Lanna Cheuck is a highly experienced facial rejuvenation specialist known for her natural-looking filler results.
Dr. Lanna Aesthetics provides a full range of dermal fillers to plump lips, smooth lines, contour cheeks, and more. She takes the time to understand your unique facial structure, aesthetic goals, and safety.
Her gentle injection techniques maximize comfort while her eye for detail ensures beautiful, balanced facial enhancement. Dr. Lanna’s patients highly recommend her warmth, skill, and commitment to patient satisfaction.
Contact Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today to schedule your cheek filler consultation. Discover how subtle refinements by an expert injector can help you look refreshed and radiant.
Call us at (929) 565-7539 or book an appointment online!