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Turning Back the Hands of Time with Under Eye Cheek Fillers

Do you ever look in the mirror and feel like the bright, youthful person staring back at you is slowly fading away? As we age, the cumulative effects of sunlight, stress, and gravity can rob our faces of the plump, full cheeks and smooth, vibrant under-eye area we enjoyed in our younger years. 

But you don’t have to resign yourself to looking older and more tired than you feel. With a few strategically placed injections of dermal filler in the under-eye and cheek areas, you can refresh your appearance and roll back the clock, restoring a natural, youthful look. 

What Are Under Eye Cheek Fillers and How Do They Work?

Under-eye cheek fillers are injectable treatments that contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid adds volume, hydrates the skin, and stimulates collagen production. These dermal fillers are injected under the skin by a highly experienced cosmetic provider.

The most popular fillers used for the under-eye and cheek areas are hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.

  • These fillers safely and effectively integrate into the skin tissue.
  • They provide subtle volume to restore a youthful, symmetrical facial appearance.
  • Results can last 6 months or longer.

The filler is carefully injected into the treatment area using an ultra-fine needle. Many providers use a numbing cream beforehand so the injections are comfortable. The hyaluronic acid integrates into the skin tissue, adding subtle volume while allowing full facial expression. 

When expertly injected, fillers can:

  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce under-eye bags
  • Fill hollow areas and increase plumpness
  • Create a more defined facial structure

When treating the under-eye region, the focus is on the tear troughs under the lower eyelids. Filler is injected superficially into the bone to reduce sunken eyes and dark circles. For cheeks, volume is replaced in the upper cheekbone area, lifting sagging skin and smoothing wrinkles like nasal folds.

Under Eye Cheek Filler for Rejuvenation of the Mid-Face

a woman getting cheek fillers

One of the first areas to show signs of aging is the mid-face region including the under eyes and cheek area. As we enter our 30s and 40s, faces start to take on a tired, almost sad appearance as temple hollowing, loss of volume under eyes, and descending cheeks reflect the loss of facial fat and collagen occurring underneath the surface. 

Signs of Aging in Mid-FaceImpact on AppearanceHow Fillers Remedy Them
Temple hollowingYou appear older, tiredFill hollow temples
Volume loss under eyesLook sleep-deprivedAdd volume to tear troughs
Descending cheeksLess vibrant lookLift cheeks
Sunken temples, under eyes, cheekbonesShadows make you look older and sleep-deprivedFill to smooth shadows
Crow's feet, lip lines get more attentionYou appear more agedCorrect mid-face volume loss
Loss of collagen, fat under eyesCreates hollow lookFill tear troughs to support
Sagging cheeksBottom heavy lookLift cheeks, augment cheekbones

Under-eye and cheek fillers re-establish facial symmetry and harmony to the mid-face for substantial yet natural-looking rejuvenation.

What Benefits and Results Can You Expect from Under Eye Cheek Fillers?

Under-eye cheek fillers offer an array of aesthetic benefits without the need for surgery or significant downtime. Here are some of the improvements you can expect:

More Smooth, Firm Skin

The plumping effects of hyaluronic acid increase skin elasticity. Hollows and wrinkles like laugh lines are filled in, renewing a smooth surface.

Brighter, More Rejuvenated Eyes 

Filling sunken tear troughs reduces dark undereye circles and bags. Eyelids look refreshed and lifted.

Restored Volume in the Cheek Area

Sunken temples, flattened cheekbones, and descending facial tissue are reversed.

Youthful Mid-Face Structure 

Symmetry is restored to the mid-face. Hollow cheeks and temples are filled to achieve an oval facial structure that is fuller in the upper cheek.

Overall Facial Balance and Harmony

Proportions between the lower face (jawline, chin) and upper face (eyes, brows, cheeks) are rebalanced for facial harmony.

Before & After Photos Showing Under Eye Cheek Filler Results:

The under-eye and cheek treatment areas are highlighted on a model here, along with before and after photos showing the rejuvenating enhancements possible with well-placed filler. The after images reveal brighter under-eye areas with reduced hollowness and circles. 

Sagging in the mid-face is reversed. The cheeks are lifted, with a clearly defined oval shape replacing a bottom-heavy appearance. Overall, the face looks significantly smoother, tighter, more symmetrical, and 5 to 10 years younger.

What is the Process of Getting Under Eye Cheek Fillers Like? 

Getting filler in the under-eye and cheek areas is a non-invasive procedure that can usually be completed during your lunch hour or other convenient time. It is important to meet with an experienced cosmetic provider for a consultation first to determine your facial anatomy, treatment goals, and the right filler approach.

Here is what you can expect during your appointment for under-eye cheek fillers:

  • The treatment areas are identified based on your aesthetic goals, which may include tear troughs, upper cheekbones, temples, and nasal folds.
  • Your face is cleaned and numbing cream is applied. This reduces any discomfort from the injections.
  • The filler is expertly injected in small amounts using an ultra-fine needle into the agreed-upon facial locations.
  • Results are visible immediately, with continued improvement over the next few days as swelling goes down. However, the final aesthetic enhancements are seen after 2 weeks.
  • Ice packs are applied to reduce bruising and swelling. This subsides within a few days.
  • Your provider will review proper aftercare to sustain your results. Follow any instructions carefully.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or touching the treatment area for 24 hours. Some mild soreness, redness, or swelling is normal as the area heals.

The procedure takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the facial areas treated and filler amounts used. Patients describe the injections as feeling like a tiny pinch or sting, but nothing too painful thanks to the numbing cream. While some minor swelling or bruising can occur, it resolves quickly. Most people feel comfortable going about their normal activities the next day.

Results gradually improve over the next 1-2 weeks as the filler fully integrates and swelling dissipates. While under-eye and cheek fillers create an immediately visible improvement, the final aesthetic enhancements are seen after 2 weeks. The area will continue looking smooth and natural, enabling you to move your face expressively.

How Long Do Under Eye Cheek Fillers Last? 

With optimal placement by an experienced cosmetic provider, the smoothed and volumized appearance from under-eye cheek fillers can last 6 months or longer. However, most patients elect to have maintenance appointments every 9-12 months. This maintains the facial rejuvenation and youthful contours achieved through initial treatments. 

Factors that influence the longevity of under-eye cheek fillers include:

  • The filler product used, with hyaluronic acid formulas designed to last about a year.
  • The individual’s age and skin condition, with results potentially lasting longer in younger patients with good skin elasticity. 
  • Lifestyle habits like sun exposure and smoking that degrade collagen.
  • Following proper aftercare instructions and avoiding touching or pressing on the treated areas.

By returning for periodic touch-up appointments, patients can sustain a youthful, refreshed facial appearance for years to come. While the cost is an investment, most patients think it is worthwhile to see the age-reversing, confidence-boosting benefits of under-eye cheek fillers. Speak to Dr. Lanna Aesthetics during your free consultation to learn about pricing.

What About Potential Side Effects and Risks?

While considered very safe with minimal downtime when properly administered, some risks do exist with under-eye cheek filler injections. Understanding the potential side effects and complications can help you make an informed decision.

Common short-term side effects like swelling, bruising, and tenderness typically resolve within 1-2 weeks. Some patients experience under-eye redness lasting a few days. Numbness at the injection site usually fades within a couple of hours. Headaches or flu-like symptoms may occur but are temporary. 

More serious risks are very rare when receiving fillers from a licensed, experienced provider. However, improper injection techniques can lead to longer-lasting issues like:

  • Asymmetry from uneven distribution of filler
  • Overfilled or puffy appearance if too much is injected 
  • Visible lumps or bumps under the skin
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Granulomas - hard lumps caused by an immune reaction to the filler
  • Skin necrosis - death of skin tissue if filler compresses an artery
  • Vision issues from filler compressing an eye artery
  • Scarring or skin discoloration 

Finding an injector with specialized training and a keen eye for facial aesthetics minimizes these risks. They will safely inject appropriate filler amounts and avoid delicate arteries under your eyes. Reputable providers also screen for potential complications like bleeding disorders or allergies during your initial consultation. 

While increasing beauty through cosmetic procedures carries some inherent risks, you can feel confident by selecting an experienced, licensed provider focused on your overall health and natural-looking outcomes.

How to Choose the Right Provider for Under Eye Cheek Fillers

Because under-eye cheek fillers require precision and skill for optimal enhancement and safety, it is imperative to select the right provider. Here are factors to look for:

  • Board-certified facial plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or dermatologist. 
  • Years of experience specifically performing filler injections in the under-eye and cheek areas.
  • An artistic eye for preserving natural facial dimensions.
  • Listens to your desired results and expected downtime.
  • Shows before and after photos representing realistic outcomes.  
  • Uses the highest quality dermal filler products.
  • Offers treatments in a licensed, accredited medical facility.  
  • Extensive training in facial anatomy and injection techniques.
  • Proven safety record with minimized risk of complications.

Reclaim the Look of Your Youth with Under Eye Cheek Fillers

a man lying in bed getting cheek fillers

Do you look at old photos and miss the days when you had plump, unlined cheeks framed by smooth, bright eyes? With expertly administered under-eye cheek fillers, you can restore volume to sagging facial features and recapture a more energetic, youthful look. 

So why continue to watch the years take their toll on your appearance when these safe, non-invasive treatments can roll back time? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today to learn how under-eye cheek fillers can help you look as young as you feel.

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