POSTED: 1 Aug 2016


High cheekbones and full cheeks are the most significant signs of a youthful face while sagging, and sunken cheeks make your face start looking permanently unhappy and tired. Cheek enhancement with dermal fillers can improve the appearance of sagging, sunken and hollow cheeks due to ageing. This process can be performed non-surgically using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

How dermal fillers work

Having ‘baby face’ and they boast of fuller cheeks which makes them look much younger than their peers. However, those less fortunate can achieve the same effect with the help of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. According to the New York Times, plumping of cheeks using cheek fillers has become more popular over the past few years. Cheek fillers have the additional effect of lifting up the face which helps smooth any nose to mouth lines and jowls.

What does the procedure involve?

The cheek enhancement process involves injecting dermal filler deep below the skin using a fine needle. This allows volume restoration and contouring of the cheek bone area. The procedure is relatively pain-free and takes around 10 minutes.

Fillers can additionally be used to treat peri-oral lines, lip enhancement, nose to mouth lines, mouth and chin lines by directly injecting below the folds and creases to smooth them. They help in restoring the lost volume, plump up your skin, smooth wrinkles, and fill out deep lines through replacement of hyaluronic acid resulting from natural ageing or skin damage.

Injection of specific types of filler as part of mesotherapy can also be used to stimulate collagen, making your skin look fresher and younger. For this reason, models and young celebrities are increasingly opting for “meso fillers”.

How long do the results last?

The results can last from four to twenty-four months depending on the type of filler used.

Safety considerations

Cheek filling is entirely uncontrolled at the moment, and anyone can offer fillers just after a few days course. As much as it holds rare reactions, if the process is carried out poorly, even the temporary ones can cause bumps, lumps and tissue damage. It is important to do your research and see a qualified and experienced doctor. Additionally, the type and quality of products varies so it is important to check which type and brand of filler are used. At City Skin Clinic, we on ever use the two leading brands of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (Juvederm and Teosyal).

If you want to improve your facial appearance by getting rid of sunken and hollow cheeks, enhancing your cheek using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is a safe and quick way to achieve this. Please visit our lip and facial fillers page for more information.

Authored by:

Dr Amel Ibrahim
Aesthetic Doctor & Medical Director
Founder City Skin Clinic
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Associate Member of British Association of Body Sculpting GMC Registered - 7049611

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