What is a Cheek Filler?

A Cheekbone filler is an aesthetic procedure that repairs tissue deficiency in the cheeks, caused by aging. The aim is to eliminate the look of sagging skin and emphasize the cheek bones by plumping them to give a younger and firmer looking appearance. Skin structure that may be deformed at birth, can be corrected with cheekbone fillers. Trauma to the face or other deformities can also be repaired by cheek fillers. 

Other benefits include:

  • Long term results in a short amount of time.
  • Provides a full, lifted and rejuvenated look.
  • Drooped cheekbones as a result of trauma can be repaired with cheekbone fillers
  • Wrinkles and sagging are visibly reduced.

Fillers in the form of hyaluronic acid-based and fat injection, prevents future potential damages and renews the skin.

Who Are Cheekbone Fillers Suitable For?

Cheekbone fillers can be a solution for patients who are concerned with aging, who have had previous trauma to the face, have collapsed bones or partial deformities of the face. 

Sagging, wrinkles and dullness, especially from the age of 30-35, start to really show. As it targets the mid-face part, cheekbone fillers can be the best solution due to the positioning. 

Cheekbone fillers can be considered by the following:

  • People aged 30 and over,
  • Have deformities from previous accidents or trauma.
  • Experienced a collapse inside the cheek

How Is A Cheekbone Filler Performed?

There are two types of filler procedures and filler types, a Hyaluronic filler and a fat injection filler. Before a hyaluronic filler, the patient is given an anesthetic cream to be applied to the area of where the filler will be injected. This will help for the procedure to be a pain free treatment. 

The filler is then applied to the designated area. This procedure shouldnt take any longer than 40 minutes. 

As for a fat injection, the fat to be used must first be removed and prepared for injection. This is achieved by a technique called liposuction. This method involves taking the patient’s own fat tissue from a designated spot of the body. The fat is then processed whereby the quality fat is separated and taken out to be used. After the fat injections are processed and prepared, the practitioner prepares for injection. The total amount of time this procedure should take is roughly two hours. 

Recovery Process After Application

The recovery time with a Hyaluronic filler treatment is quite short. Minor side effects like redness, bruising and swelling may occur for up to a week, however this should subside and skin should be back to normal fairly quickly. With a fat injection filler, the recovery and healing period may take a little longer and scarring should completely disappear within 2-3 weeks. Regardless of the procedure, the practitioner should prescribe aftercare creams to help speed up the recovery and ease the healing. Drinking plenty of water is recommended after both treatments.

Advantages Of Cheekbone Fillers

Cheekbone fillers are among some of the most advantageous filler treatments due to the hyaluronic and fat injection options available. 

The main purpose of cheekbone fillers is to reshape the center part of the face and to add definition and vibrancy. Other benefits include:

  • It emphasizes the cheekbones and enhances the centers of the face
  • Adds fullness and volume. 
  • Hyaluronic fillers provide a more moisturized and vibrant skin result.
  • Facial sagging more in the middle of the face that is caused by aging, is diminished long term, revealing a firmer and younger appearance.
  • Repairs the look of collapsed cheekbones. 
  • Can help to eliminate the look of fractures and damages from previous accidents or trauma and deformations on the center of the face.  
  • The treatment does not require surgery. The healing process is short and painless.

Cheekbone fillers FAQ’s

Are cheekbone fillers permanent?
Are cheekbone fillers permanent?

There are two types of fillers used for cheekbone fillers and permanence varies. The filler made of Hyaluronic acid lasts a lot less than the filler made of fat. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last from six months to a year. With fat injection fillers, the longevity can be between two to three years.

Patient results may vary according to many different factors including tissue and cell structures.

Will there be scarring after a Cheekbone filler?
Will there be scarring after a Cheekbone filler?

There is no scarring after cheekbone fillers.
With a fat injection filler, patients may experience swelling, slight marks of where the injection was applied, or slight bruising only during the healing process.
These symptoms should subside in approximately 2-3 weeks.

How long does a cheekbone filler procedure take?
How long does a cheekbone filler procedure take?

A Hyaluronic filler should take no longer than 40 minutes.

Fat injection fillers take approximately two hours due to the pre liposuction procedure.

Are there any dangers of cheekbone fillers?
Are there any dangers of cheekbone fillers?

Cheekbone fillers are not dangerous and do not cause any harm. Patients may face temporary side effects such as redness and bruising which will diminish in a short period of time.

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