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When Will Cheek Fillers Look Natural and Not So Sharp?

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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. 

How Long Do the Sharp Effects of Cheek Fillers Last?

Cheek Filler Treatment

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.

Filler Duration Depends on Type and Amount

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane typically last 6-12 months in the cheeks. The hyaluronic acid attracts water to plump the skin temporarily.
  • Collagen stimulators like Sculptra prompt your body to naturally produce more collagen for gradual volumizing. This means Sculptra results may last up to 18 months as the cheeks reshape over time.
  • More dramatic amounts of filler and over-correction tend to dissipate faster than conservative amounts in our experience. The volume placed impacts duration.

Your Individual Factors Also Influence Longevity

  • Metabolism, skin type, age, and facial anatomy all affect how quickly your body metabolizes the filler. Those with faster metabolisms may see shorter-lasting results.
  • The skill of the injector matters too. Improper injection technique can lead to faster dissipation and less longevity of the filler.

Additional Sessions Help Prolong Cheek Enhancement

  • While no filler permanently remains, touch-up sessions every 6-18 months can maintain your sculpted cheek results long-term.
  • We use the optimal type and amount of filler to provide beautiful natural-looking cheek enhancement for at least 12 months in most cases.

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What Factors Influence the Sharpness Duration 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.

Here’s how:

FactorImpact on Cheek Filler Sharpness Duration
Metabolism and LifestylePatients with faster metabolisms or more active lifestyles tend to break down filler more quickly. The sharper look may dissipate sooner.
Age and GenderFacial 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 UsedMore 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 AreasMore severely hollowed cheeks may require more filler for correction, contributing to temporarily extended sharpness.
Filler TypeDifferent hyaluronic acid fillers have varying molecular sizes. But most last 6-18 months on average. Some may integrate more rapidly.

What Can I Do to Make My Cheek Filler Look Less Defined?

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.

  1. See an Experienced Injector Initially - Proper filler placement and conservative amounts are key to avoiding overfilling.
  2. Gently Massage Area - Light massage can help evenly distribute filler after initial swelling subsides. Avoid excessive manipulation.
  3. Allow Filler to Settle - Some definition often resolves on its own over several weeks as filler integrates.
  4. Use Strategic Makeup - Blend any harsh edges with makeup like bronzer and highlighter.
  5. Dissolve Excess Filler - Injectable hyaluronidase can dissolve hyaluronic acid filler to reduce unwanted definition.
  6. Avoid Adding More Filler - Extra filler rarely fixes overfilling and usually makes it worse.
  7. Focus on Mid-Cheek - Optimal placement is mid-cheek rather than too high on the cheekbone.

Natural vs. Sharp Cheek Filler: Which Is Right for Me?

Cheek Filler Treatment at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

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.

Natural Fillers for Rounder Face Shapes

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.

Sharper Fillers for Definition

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?

Consider Your Facial Goals

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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