When we talk about facial aging, many people tend to think of wrinkles or smile lines. However, an equally impactful, albeit less discussed aspect, is volume loss, specifically midface volume loss.
This loss of volume often presents as a hollowed appearance in the midface region or the presence of a mid-cheek groove. The good news? Mid-cheek filler can effectively address these concerns, improving not only the mid-face areas but other face areas as well.
Mid-cheek fillers are injections that usually utilize hyaluronic acid fillers, to add volume and definition to the cheekbones and the midface. They are a temporary, minimally invasive option to enhance the cheek area, unlike cheek implants which are permanent and require plastic surgery. Mid-face fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the cheeks.
There are several kinds of injectible fillers that are approved for use in facial fillers.
|Types||Description||Typical Uses||Duration||Brand Examples|
|Hyaluronic acid (HA)||A naturally occurring substance in the skin used to increase volume and hydration. Skin loses HA levels with age.||Used for volume increase and skin hydration.||About 1 year||JUVÉDERM® Restylane®|
|Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)||A naturally occurring substance in bones, used to add fullness to cheekbones and smooth deeper lines and wrinkles.||Used to add fullness to cheekbones and smooth deeper wrinkles.||About 15 months||Radiesse®|
|Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)||A synthetic substance that helps the body make its own collagen.||Typically used to treat deep wrinkles on the cheeks.||Usually lasts 2 years or more||Sculptra®|
|Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)||Consists of tiny collagen beads that help the cheeks look firm and full.||Used to bring firmness and structure to the cheeks.||Can last for years, with multiple sessions||Bellafill®|
Many patients prefer dermal fillers to other cosmetic procedures for several reasons.
An initial consultation with an aesthetic practitioner is vital to assess your individual facial anatomy and discuss your medical history. The aesthetician will explain the filler placement and application of filler, and devise a comprehensive volume restoration plan tailored to the individual patient's needs.
The mid-cheek filler procedure is quick and minimally invasive. The aesthetic practitioner will first apply a numbing cream to reduce any discomfort. Cannula insertion will be performed for filler placement, ensuring careful navigation around facial arteries like the infraorbital artery.
Experienced practitioners are knowledgeable about arterial anatomy, ensuring a safe and successful procedure. If you're looking for an experienced aesthetic practitioner, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today.
Ensuring Safety During Your Treatment
Mid-cheek safety lines are established to prevent any vascular occlusion that could potentially affect the blood supply to the face. Our aesthetic expert will take into account the depth and duration of actions of the filler injection to avoid any potential complications.
Potential Side Effects and Aftercare
Though mid-cheek filler is generally safe, some patients may experience minor dermal filler complications like swelling or bruising at the injection site. These usually subside within a few days.
Aftercare instructions will be provided by our practitioner which can include avoiding direct sunlight and strenuous activity for a few days post-treatment.
The results of the mid-cheek filler treatment can be immediately noticeable. However, the full effect often takes about two weeks, once any swelling has subsided. You'll see improved facial symmetry, softened smile lines, and a rejuvenated skin texture.
The duration of action can vary depending on the type of filler used, but generally, results can last between 6 to 18 months.
As its name suggests, a mid-cheek filler targets the midface region. Specifically, it helps in:
To achieve comprehensive volume restoration, your practitioner might suggest a combination approach, including botched fillers or a lip filler. These additional treatments can further enhance the results of your mid-cheek filler, offering a more youthful appearance.
The ideal candidate for mid-cheek fillers is someone who has experienced midface volume deficit and wishes to improve their facial beauty without invasive surgery. It's always best to consult with a qualified physician for a thorough patient assessment to determine if you're a suitable candidate for cheek fillers.
It's crucial to choose skilled practitioners experienced with dermal filler treatments. They should be well-versed in facial anatomy, have a deep understanding of skin types and facial expressions, and be able to assess the bone-to-skin ratio to make the right treatment decisions.
The mid-cheek area plays a crucial role in your overall facial aesthetic. A lack of volume in this area can result in a tired, aged appearance. However, there's no need to let the mid-cheek groove define your look. With our expertly applied dermal filler injections at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we can restore volume, and smooth lines, and elevate your appearance to a new level of radiance and youthfulness.
We are one of the top medical spas in New York, offering world-class dermal filler procedures to target various facial areas, including the mid-cheek. Our highly trained aesthetic professionals are dedicated to ensuring the safest and most successful procedures possible, providing bespoke treatment plans tailored to your individual needs and desired outcomes.
Don't let facial volume loss dictate your appearance. Step into the world of rejuvenation and rediscover your youthful radiance with our mid-cheek filler treatments. Start your journey to a more confident you by booking an appointment at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today.