How is Cheek Filler Done?

Cheek fillers
After cheek and lip and chin fillers, jawline slimming, and brow lift.

Who is Cheek Filler For?

Are you looking to create a natural contour of your cheekbones? Do you feel like your face has lost volume and definition due to age or genetics? Or do you simply want your face to look more proportioned? Cheek filler may be the answer!

It is important to pick a reputable clinic to begin your cheek filler journey with so you are able to receive the results you most desire. At The Manse we take pride in our consultations and we have a thorough discussion with our patients to make sure they are the right candidate for desired treatment/s.

History and Face Design

Taking a history assessment of the patient is the first step.

A cosmetic medical history will indicate if a patient has had cheek filler in the past, whether it may be there still or if it has been hylased (dissolved). Being informed of the time frame of the last filler injection will also be useful to determine the assumed longevity of next filler treatment. It will also give us an idea of patients with a history of cheek filler of what worked for them and what didn’t. We also ask the patient whether they were pleased or unhappy with previous filler treatments to distinguish whether they will be the right candidate for more treatment. If the patient has any knowledge of the type of filler they have used in their cheeks, it will be great information for the clinician when choosing the type of filler they will use on your future treatment. A general medical history is vital, including illnesses and operations, to determin whether they are suitable for filler treamtnet. Medication intake will also be taken into consideration, for example blood thinners or roaccutane. Other important factors include allergies and how those allergies affect the individual, for example, if they have a history of anaphylaxis. Also pregnancy or breastfeeding is an important contraindication to treatment and whether the patient is prone to cold sores and if the cold sores are currently active. 

When your clinician is happy with all your history, they will begin to carefully examine your face and give you a thorough face design on what you need to enhance your beauty. Regarding cheek filler for the mature aged patients, the injector will assess whether you need filler to restore the upper thirds of your face due to a lack of volume making the face appear more aged and sagged. Aging causes the cheek bones to lose their support on the face and your facial tissues may appear to gravitate down also bringing the jawline and jowls down. The fat pads in your cheeks may also decrease as you age resulting in some hollowness. Restoring the cheeks will improve the support and structure of your face.

For young patients who would just like more volume in their cheeks and focus on rejuvenation, contour and lift, cheek filler will be great for this and will compliment the face and other facial features on the right candidate. Every patient is different in regards to what size, structure and cheek shape they need – this is why careful visual examination is important. To not overfill the area for some patients we may start off with half a syringe on each side to create a subtle look, then invite them to come back after 4 weeks to assess if more is needed. Gradually building up results with multiple sessions is a great way to work with your patient to achieve the goal they want. Slowly sculpting the face is the best process.

Cheek filler

Injection Techniques

The clinician will determine which injection technique they will use – it will be administered with either a needle or cannula. Some may apply numbing lotion to the area before injecting or ice. Also, gas may be offered in certain circumstances. Dermal filler has local anesthetic in its formulation, so throughout the treatment you should feel less pain.

Downtime

It is important to understand that there may be downtime after treatment, for example bruising and swelling naturally will last a couple of days and filler results will take 2-4 weeks to heal and settle into place.

At The Manse we advise our patients that the best results will take a couple of sessions, usually 3, as we dont believe in achieving perfection in one go. In saying that, usually cheek filler will last between 6-18 months after final treatment which means maintenance is very important , we do suggest coming back in 6 months for a review to see how things are going, if you are satisfied with the cheek filler currently or need more, or whether you would like anything else done to compliment your cheeks. Complementary areas we will consider after doing cheek filler will include the nasolabial folds to fill in the deep lines in mid face and marionette lines to add volume, temples to create shape and also lips to proportion and balance the patient’s face. In some cases, cheek filler will help with hollowness in the under eyes and treatment can be combined with other injectables.

Please see some Manse Clinic cheek filler before and after images

What treatments go well with cheek filler?

A great treatment that can also compliment cheek filler is our bioremodeller facial treatment which is seen to be quite popular over the coming years as it is hydrating, anti aging and helps with skin texture, quality and elasticity.

Skinbooster is a great adjunct to cheek filler. It is especially good in the area of the under eyes, and crows feet and also the accordion lines in the cheek.

Tear trough filler is often performed at the same time as cheek filler (or afterwards), as the lid-cheek junction is a really important landmark on the face for ageing.

Biostimulators in cheeks are also excellent for tightening and skin improvement.

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