Cheek Filler Injections: Everything You Need to Know

Cheek Filler Injections: Everything You Need to Know

Understanding Cheek Filler Treatments 

Cheek fillers are specialized cosmetic treatments employing diverse fillers to refine, bolster, and contour the cheek area. When expertly administered, these fillers can help add volume, elevate, and define the lateral cheekbone region, providing a rejuvenated and more youthful look, while also enhancing aesthetic appeal.  Learn all about cheek enhancement and how filler may help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore your skin in this blog. 

Type of Fillers

  1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers: Derived from a substance natural to the skin, HA dermal fillers augment volume and moisten the skin. However, these types of filler can also hold water, which might give a puffy demeanor.
  2. Radiesse: This firmer variant, crafted from calcium hydroxylapatite, is lauded for its contouring and lifting prowess. A key advantage is its inability to retain water, ensuring cheeks remain natural-looking and not bloated while increasing cheek volume. 
  3. Sculptra: Made from Poly  L lactic acid doesn’t technically lift. Instead, it prompts your body to produce collagen. As we age, we begin to lose volume in our face – Sculptra is a great option for those needing deeper volume enhancement. 

Prime Regions and Benefits of Cheek Filler Injection 

  • Mid-Face (Malar Region):
    • Situated: Beneath the eyes.
    • Alternate Names: Malar area or malar fat pad.
  • Lateral Cheek (Zygomatic Zone):
    • Situated: Aligned with the cheekbone.
    • Alternate Names: Contour / lifting area.

Typical Aesthetic Oversights with Cheek Filler Procedures

  • Excessive HA in Malar Region: Over-reliance on Hyaluronic Acid in the malar zone can result in:
    • Cheeks retaining an undue amount of water near the injection site.
    • A swollen look, occasionally spotted in public figures.
  • Sidestepping the Lateral Cheek: A common misstep is to overemphasize the malar area using HA dermal filler injections while disregarding the zygomatic ,moregion. This often culminates in a facial look that lacks natural harmony: too puffy and full, creating a narrow face with lack of definition
  • Disproportionate Emphasis: A symmetrical and pleasing visage necessitates an equilibrium between:
    • The central malar section.
    • The peripheral zygomatic cheekbone.

A word of caution: Overloading both zones during a cheek filler procedure, particularly with Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers, can cause the face to appear overly full. This is attributed to the zygomatic area’s innate slender fat pad and its minimal soft tissue content.

Want the Best Cheek Filler Results? 

  • Favored filler for lateral cheek injections: Radiesse emerges as the top pick for the lateral cheekbone zone because:
    • It grants superior lifting compared to its softer counterpart, Hyaluronic Acid fillers
    • It remains unaffected by water, preserving a non-puffy facial appearance.

Now that you know everything you need to know about cheek augmentation, while cheek fillers present a natural appearing avenue for facial enhancement, proper selection of filler type, amount of filler, and strategic application are paramount to crafting a balanced and natural facial silhouette.

How Long do Cheek Fillers Last?

Depending on the type of cosmetic filler and the amount of filler injected, some cosmetic procedures in the cheek can persist for up to a year, and even up to several years. Recovery time after the procedure will differ patient to patient. 

How can I schedule a cheek filler consultation at VERVE Medical Cosmetics? 

If you believe you are a good candidate to get cheek filler, call us at (212) 888-3003 or fill out our contact form and someone from our staff will reach out. 

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