Aging gracefully is a process that many of us aspire to, and part of this journey is maintaining a youthful and vibrant facial appearance. One of the most noticeable signs of aging is cheek volume loss, which leads to sunken cheeks or hollow cheeks. Fortunately, we now have access to an arsenal of cosmetic treatments like cheek hollow fillers that can combat these changes.
Dermal fillers have revolutionized the field of aesthetic medicine. Cheek fillers, in particular, are effective solutions for reversing the effects of facial aging, restoring natural contours, and revitalizing facial appearance.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that hydrates and adds volume to our skin. It is the primary ingredient in most injectable treatments such as the Juvederm and Restylane dermal fillers including:
When HA fillers are injected into the hollows of the cheeks, they add volume, lifting the skin and smoothing out wrinkles and nasolabial folds. They can enhance the facial anatomy, offering a significant boost to the cheek appearance, making them the preferred choice for many patients experiencing cheek volume loss.
Cheek filler treatment is a non-surgical procedure performed by experienced injectors who have a deep understanding of facial assessment and facial structure. The treatment involves the following steps:
The procedure commences with an initial consultation session. During this meeting, the aesthetic injector evaluates your facial structure, focusing on cheekbones, skin quality, and the overall balance of your facial features.
In this stage, you may also express your aesthetic desires and expectations to the injector to make sure that the treatment plan aligns with your cosmetic goals.
The injector will start to map out the exact injection sites on your face. This step is crucial as it ensures the fillers are placed in the right locations for optimal results. To provide a pain-free experience, a numbing agent, usually a topical anesthetic cream, is applied to the cheeks to minimize any discomfort during the injection process.
The actual process of injecting the dermal fillers usually takes about 20-30 minutes. The duration can be shorter or longer, depending on your goals and the number of injection sites. The injector uses a fine needle or cannula to carefully administer the filler beneath the skin.
After the filler has been placed, the injector gently massages the area to evenly distribute the filler and shape the contours of the cheek. This ensures a natural, symmetrical result and helps to avoid any lumps or irregularities.
Once the procedure is completed, you might experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness around the injected areas. These are temporary side effects and usually subside on their own within a few days. The injector will provide specific aftercare instructions to follow to expedite healing and maximize the treatment outcome.
You should notice an immediate improvement in the volume and contour of your cheeks following the procedure. However, the final results are typically seen a few weeks after the treatment, once any swelling has completely subsided. Regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor progress and discuss any potential adjustments if necessary.
One of the major advantages of cheek filler treatments is the minimal recovery period. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Other patients may experience mild bruising or swelling at the injection sites, but these side effects typically subside within a few days. During this time, the hyaluronic acid gel integrates with the skin cells and hydrates the tissues, enhancing skin texture and fullness.
Natural-looking results are typically seen immediately after the procedure, with the full effect becoming evident after a week or so. The results of the cheek filler injection can last between six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s body chemistry.
It's important to follow the aftercare routine prescribed by your injector to ensure optimal results and reduce the chance of risk. This may include avoiding sun exposure, refraining from strenuous activities for a day or two, and keeping the treated area clean.
Cheek hollow fillers provide an effective solution to combat signs of aging, restoring the so-called “Triangle of Youth”. This youthful appearance is characterized by high cheekbones, full upper cheeks, and a well-defined jawline, forming an inverted triangle shape.
As our body ages, this triangle flips due to the loss of cheek volume, creating a more aged appearance. Cheek fillers can effectively restore this youthful triangle, offering a natural and fresh look. By choosing cheek fillers, you take a significant step towards enhancing your natural beauty, retaining the youthful cheeks, and enjoying a fuller, more vibrant facial appearance.
Deciding on the right cheek filler treatment is a pivotal step in your beauty journey. That's why at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we prioritize your unique aesthetic goals and skin condition to provide a tailored plan using trusted injectable cheek fillers.
Our experienced injectors, led by Dr. Lanna, are experts in restoring youthful fullness and addressing hollow cheeks using dermal fillers. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to cheek fillers and book your appointment to begin your transformation towards a fuller, more youthful facial appearance.