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Everything You Need To Know About Cheek Fillers For Men

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Nowadays, women aren’t the only ones who are getting dermal filler injections. There’s a growing number of male patients interested in injectable fillers to help maintain their chiseled and masculine appearance. One of the common dermal filler procedures that men are getting is cheek augmentation.

So how can men benefit from cheek fillers? Well-defined and strong cheekbones are one of the key facial features that make a male patient more attractive. Individuals with softer cheekbone structures and round faces can receive cheek filler injections to lift and sculpt their cheeks. Fillers can also help add volume to reduce the hollowness or sagging of their cheeks and smooth out visible wrinkles and fine lines around their nose and mouth.

4 Reasons Why Male Patients Get Cheek Fillers

Dermal fillers are one of the top-performed cosmetic procedures in many med spas and aesthetic clinics. Over the past years, this injectable treatment has rapidly gained popularity among male patients.

With the rise of cosmetic injectables, male facial sculpting has become a trend. Today, a lot of men have a preference for a stronger jawline, broader forehead, higher cheekbones, and stronger chin profile. Dermal filler injections are an excellent alternative to plastic surgery that can help male patients enhance their facial contour and achieve their aesthetic improvement goals.

Next to jawline filler injections, cheek fillers are a highly requested treatment by men. Here’s an overview of the reasons why men are getting cheek filler injections:

1. Add volume to improve cheek shape and contour

Natural aging can also take its toll on a man’s skin. One of the most obvious effects of aging on the cheeks is the loss of their plump and rounded shape. The decrease in facial volume can change the cheekbone structure, making the cheeks appear more hollow or flat. With facial fillers, men can restore volume to their midface and bring back the shape and contour of their cheeks.

2. Reduce cheek wrinkles and fine lines

Loss of volume can also make facial wrinkles and fine lines more pronounced in and around the cheeks. Fortunately, a dermal filler treatment can likewise help get rid of moderate to deep wrinkles and lines. Cheek fillers, in particular, can treat the visible nasolabial fold which appears from the sides of your nose and extend to the corners of your mouth.

3. Minimize the appearance of indented cheek scars

Cheek fillers are also a great treatment for filling in visible acne scars in your midface area. As an acne treatment, facial fillers can reduce the appearance of depressed or indented scars and improve the overall texture of your skin. Some fillers are also designed to stimulate collagen production and tissue regeneration to enhance your skin quality.

4. Fix facial asymmetry

Cheek augmentation can also be paired with a jawline or chin filler injection. Combining these procedures can help men address their facial asymmetries, like weak jawline or chin and saggy cheeks, and strengthen their masculine features. Cheek fillers can also supplement the results of nonsurgical rhinoplasty by adding definition and highlighting the nose bridge for a more balanced facial profile.

What’s the Difference Between Cheek Filler For Men and Women?

While dermal fillers can help achieve the same results in men and women, there are several factors that affect how the cosmetic procedure is administered. One of the most important considerations is the difference in facial anatomies between men and women.

Women naturally have softer and rounder facial features which is why they have more prominent and larger cheek apples. On the other hand, men have sharper and more angular structures which is why they have flatter cheeks.

The difference in the facial shape and structure affects the injection technique used by providers to carry out the cheek filler treatment. To help men achieve the squared and more contoured cheek profile that they want, injectable fillers are applied to the lower part of the cheekbone to enhance its structure and make it more masculine. Cheek fillers on women are typically injected in a higher position to help provide a visible lift and improve its fullness.

Another important factor is the amount of cheek filler injected into the male face. Men may require fewer filler injections since placing too much volume in the cheeks may result in a rounder and more feminine appearance. Male cheek fillers are usually distributed more evenly to provide a subtly refined look.

Overview of the Injection Procedure for Cheek Filler on Men vs. Women

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The procedure for male cheek filler injections isn’t that different from what women experience. Here’s what you need to expect from your male cheek filler treatment:

  • The provider will first cleanse the treatment area and apply a topical anesthetic to reduce the pain and discomfort during the procedure.
  • Next, the injection sites on your cheeks will be carefully marked. For improving cheek shape and contour, the fillers are generally placed in the lower part of the cheekbone and along the medial cheek. This way, the fillers can provide enough volume for a stronger-looking cheek appearance while supporting the tear trough.
  • The dermal filler injection procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of treatment sites.
  • Patients can immediately return to their normal activities with minimal downtime after the cheek filler treatment.

Common Types of Male Cheek Filler Injections

There are different kinds of injectable filler products that can be used for cheek enhancement. Your provider will determine the best type of cheek filler injection based on your cosmetic needs and goals. Here’s an overview of the common brands of fillers for male cheek augmentation and facial contouring:

Type of fillerDescriptionHow long it lasts
Juvéderm Voluma XCHyaluronic acid fillerThis injectable HA filler has a thicker consistency that best suits cheek volumization and contouring

It’s FDA approved for cheek augmentation in men and women
Up to 2 years
Juvéderm UltraHyaluronic acid fillerIt has a thinner gel material which is great for smoothing out wrinkles and lines in the midface and cheek area12 to 18 months
Restylane LyftHyaluronic acid fillerIt’s a versatile filler injection that has a thick consistency which can address volume loss and sagging skin in the cheeks6 to 12 months
RadiesseCalcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) fillerThis unique filler has a thick consistency which is great for restoring shape and supporting the cheekbone structure15 to 18 months
Sculptra AestheticPoly-L-lactic (PLLA) acid fillerIt’s a collagen-stimulating filler that has a liquid consistency and once absorbed, it restores new collagen to improve the fullness, texture, and appearance of the cheeksUp to 2 years

What To Expect From Cheek Filler Male Treatments

Individuals who are interested in male cheek filler injections should always have a consultation with a professional to know more about the procedure. To help you prepare or decide whether male cheek fillers are for you, here are other things you need to know about treatment:

1. When Will Results Show?

Cheek filler results may vary depending on the type of product used. On average, hyaluronic acid-based injections may take 2 to 3 weeks to fully settle and provide the final results. Radiesse and Sculptra cheek fillers may show results within 4 to 6 weeks.

2. How Often Do Male Patients Need Cheek Fillers?

Most cheek filler patients only need at least one treatment to achieve their desired outcome. However, follow-up injections may be required every 4 to 6 months or at least once a year to maintain the results of the cheek fillers.

3. What Are The Side Effects of Male Cheek Fillers?

Dermal filler treatments are generally safe and have a low risk of serious complications or adverse events. The most common side effects that male patients may experience are injection site pain, temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, redness, and itchiness. These post-treatment reactions are easily manageable and can subside on their own within several days.

Achieve A More Masculine Face With Male Cheek Fillers at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

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Male patients can restore their youthfulness and enhance their facial features with injectable facial filler treatments. They can be injected into the cheeks to add volume that can highlight their cheekbone structure for a more flattering masculine appearance.

Dr. Lanna Aesthetics is one of the leading providers of safe and effective dermal filler injections in New York. We have an experienced and highly-trained team who can provide customized treatment plans to help treat your specific concerns and deliver the best possible cheek filler results. Call us today for a consultation or visit one of our clinics to meet and discuss your needs with our expert injectors.

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