Have you noticed your cheek area looking a bit hollow lately? Do you wish you could restore volume to your midface for a more youthful appearance?
If so, cheek fillers may be right for you.
At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we specialize in facial rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers to help patients achieve their beauty goals. Our mid cheek filler technique can expertly restore lost volume, sculpt your cheekbones, and deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Keep reading to learn all about mid cheek fillers and see if they’re the right choice for enhancing your cheeks.
The mid cheek area refers to the middle part of your cheek between the lower eyelid and upper lip. This area encompasses the cheek fat pads as well as the upper portion of the cheekbone.
As we age, the mid cheek area is one of the first facial zones to show signs of volume loss. This occurs for several reasons:
Loss of volume in the mid cheek area leads to a hollow, sagging appearance. It can make you look older and more tired. Plumping this area backup delivers a lifting effect for a refreshed, youthful look.
Mid cheek fillers can provide a variety of aesthetic improvements by adding subtle volume to the cheek area. This helps to restore a more youthful structure and contour to the midface. Some of the key benefits include:
One of the main signs of facial aging is losing volume and fat in the midface region. This leads to sagging, flattened cheeks and the appearance of loose skin. Dermal fillers can replace this lost volume and plump up the area for a more lifted, contoured look.
By adding strategic volume to the mid cheek area around the top of the cheekbone, fillers create a subtle lift. This can smooth jowls, lift drooping cheeks, and restore a heart-shaped face.
A randomized multi-center study has shown high satisfaction rate from patients who received hyaluronic acid filler to treat midface volume loss which constitutes to more than 97%.
Volume loss also leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles and shadows on the cheeks. Fillers help fill in these creases and folds, leaving the skin looking smoother and softer.
Precise placement of filler along the upper cheekbones can sharpen and define this area. More angular, sculpted cheekbones convey a youthful vitality.
If one cheek is more sunken or flat compared to the other, fillers can even out the facial contours. Subtle corrections create better symmetry.
Advanced dermal fillers result in very natural-looking improvements. The materials used mimic the body's own soft tissues. When carefully placed by an experienced provider, you get a refreshed but not overdone enhancement.
While not permanent, today's leading fillers provide results lasting 1-2 years typically. Some even longer with Juvederm Voluma. This makes them an excellent value compared to options like fat transfer.
These minimally invasive injections require virtually no recovery time. There may be some mild swelling, but you can usually return to normal activities right away.
At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, our expert injectors use meticulous techniques to achieve beautiful, natural-looking enhancements with mid cheek fillers.
We use advanced dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The smooth gel-like fillers integrate seamlessly into your facial tissues.
Using a fine needle, we will inject small amounts of filler strategically across the mid cheek area. The filler is placed into the deep dermis and on top of the cheekbone periosteum.
Injection patterns typically involve a fanning technique starting from the middle of the cheek and moving outwards. We may also layer filler using a medial to lateral approach to gradually build volume. Slow injections and frequent needle changes provide greater comfort.
We take care to accentuate your natural cheek contours and proportions. You’ll be up and running again in no time after this 30-45 minute enhancing treatment.
In addition to the mid cheek, fillers can also be used to treat other areas of the cheeks for complete facial renewal:
|Plump up the lower cheek hollows bordering the laugh lines.
|Lift and restore volume to the upper cheekbones and under eyes.
|Recontour the apple zones on the apples of the cheeks.
|Softens lines and shadows under the eyes.
We can also combine cheek fillers with treatments like liquid facelifts to lift the mid and lower face. Discuss your specific trouble spots with Dr. Lanna to create a customized filler plan.
The mid cheek area requires fillers that provide lift, structure, and volume. The main types we use include:
|Juvéderm Voluma XC
|Provides up to 2 years of volume with optimal lift.
|Integrates seamlessly for natural-looking, wrinkle-smoothing volume.
|Stimulates collagen for longer-lasting, volumizing improvements.
Dr. Lanna will recommend the right filler for your individual needs and treatment goals. We only use products produced by reputable brands for your ultimate safety and peace of mind.
Dermal cheek fillers are very well tolerated with minimal side effects. Mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness can occur but usually resolves within a week.
There is virtually no downtime after mid cheek filler injections. Most patients can resume regular activities right away. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. Results become gradually more visible over a two week period as swelling dissipates.
While rare, other potential side effects include asymmetry, lumps, infection, and granuloma formation. Our clinic takes every precaution to avoid complications. We use only the highest quality injectables available.
With optimal placement, the right filler, and proper aftercare, you can enjoy beautiful, enhanced cheek contours for up to 2 years.
Most hyaluronic acid fillers provide between 12-18 months of improvement. Your underlying facial tissues and bone structure also factor into longevity.
Maintain your results by limiting sun exposure, avoiding drastic weight fluctuations, staying hydrated, and repeating treatments as needed. Be sure to come in for any recommended touch-ups after the initial procedure.
If you are bothered by visible signs of volume loss and sagging in your midface area, you may be an ideal candidate for cheek fillers.
Good candidates for mid cheek fillers include:
To determine if you are a good candidate for cheek fillers, Dr. Lanna can thoroughly evaluate your concerns and aesthetic goals. If appropriate, we'll tailor a personalized filler treatment plan to achieve your desired improvements.
If you’re ready to restore a more youthful, vibrant look to your midface, contact Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today to schedule a personalized consultation.
At your appointment, Dr. Lanna will listen to your unique concerns and assess your facial anatomy. She will then recommend an expertly tailored mid cheek filler treatment plan to meet your goals.
With her artistic eye, advanced techniques, and use of premium dermal fillers, Dr. Lanna consistently helps patients achieve natural-looking yet transformative rejuvenation.