How to wait out cheek filler sharpness gracefully.
Do you cringe at the thought of overly plumped, artificially sharp cheeks from filler? Relax - the unnatural look fades fast.
Sharp effects fade within days and natural-looking enhancement lasts months with proper technique. Discover how to achieve plump, lifted cheeks that still look like your own - not someone else's based on our first-hand experience at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics.
The sharp, unnatural look from cheek fillers lasts only 2 days on average. They are often caused by the swelling post-procedure.
As for the general longevity of the better “sharpened” look, you can expect visible enhancement from cheek fillers to last anywhere from 6 to 18 months on average, based on our extensive experience with cosmetic filler injections.
This accounts for most types and brands of cheek fillers.
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Metabolism, lifestyle, age, gender, amount of filler used, depth of hollows treated, and filler type impact the duration of the sharp look from cheek fillers before they fully integrate.
|Impact on Cheek Filler Sharpness Duration
|Metabolism and Lifestyle
|Patients with faster metabolisms or more active lifestyles tend to break down filler more quickly. The sharper look may dissipate sooner.
|Age and Gender
|Facial anatomy differs by age and gender. Younger patients retain fillers longer while older patients with more facial fat/volume loss see faster dissipation.
|Amount of Filler Used
|More filler leads to potentially prolonged sharpness as it takes longer to fully integrate. We recommend conservative amounts for optimal, natural-looking results.
|Depth of Sunken Areas
|More severely hollowed cheeks may require more filler for correction, contributing to temporarily extended sharpness.
|Different hyaluronic acid fillers have varying molecular sizes. But most last 6-18 months on average. Some may integrate more rapidly.
To make cheek fillers look less defined, go to an experienced injector, use conservative filler amounts, gently massage the area, allow time to settle, apply strategic makeup, dissolve excess filler with hyaluronidase, and avoid further filler.
For subtle enhancement, natural fillers like Volbella work best, while sharper fillers like Voluma provide more dramatic projection and definition but require a precision technique to avoid an artificial look.
If you have a soft, rounded face shape, natural fillers are likely the better choice. Options like Juvéderm Volbella and Restylane Lyft integrate seamlessly to provide smooth, understated contouring. They gently restore lost cheek volume in an age-appropriate way. The results are subtle and gradual.
In contrast, sharper fillers like Voluma and Sculptra add projection and angularity to the cheekbones. They can provide dramatic lifting for defined, sculpted cheeks. But precision technique is key to avoid an artificial look. Do you want striking, contoured cheekbones, or prefer a natural enhancement?
We assess factors like your skin laxity, volume loss, and desired correction. An experienced injector can advise which filler type best suits your anatomy and goals - whether natural or sharp.
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