Cheek Enhancement and Fillers

Fillers such as Juvederm are popular for treating facial wrinkles and enhancing facial contours. They are very useful for enhancing or smoothing troublesome areas around the eyes or cheeks.

Treatment details

Although these are most commonly known for softening nasolabial folds and enhancing lips, fillers are perhaps even more effectively used for creating high cheekbones, helping the appearance of eyebags, strengthening a weak chin or jaw, elevating the eyebrows and even changing the shape of the nose.

Our technique

The technique for dermal filler injection depends on the anatomic site and the intended benefit, and can range from the injection of a bolus of ‘thick’ (high viscosity) filler to improve cheekbone definition. For safety and comfort different regions require the use of either a needle or a cannula (a very fine, blunt-tipped metal tube). If you are worried about pain you can have numbing cream applied.

The procedure usually takes 20-40 minutes depending on the number of lines and wrinkles treated. Make-up can be applied soon after dermal filler treatment and you can carry on with your day. It is common to have some swelling and redness following the treatment but this usually resolves after a few hours and the results can be seen immediately. Expect some swelling the following day as the filler absorbs water, and for this to resolve over the following few days.

The treatment should last for around 6-12 months. I will monitor your progress and advise you should return to the clinic after a couple of weeks to see how you are getting on and if you need to have some more filler injected to achieve the best result. If you are cautious about looking ‘overdone’ I recommend we go gently at first and top up as needed. Filler can be dissolved away if necessary too, although it would be very uncommon to need to do this.

Fulvio's advice

Ask about your practitioner’s follow-up and top-up policy, the type of filler used and the reason for that choice. Most people prefer to make cautious subtle changes and top up if necessary, then to have an excessive result which they could be unhappy with.

Aftercare
  • Analgesia (pain relief) – none is usually needed.
  • You are advised to sleep on your back and to avoid vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
Procedure statistics

Anaesthetic: Topical or none

Reasonably mobile: Immediately

Hospital stay: Clinic visit only

Washing: Rub gently, but otherwise unrestricted.

Full recovery: Immediate

Driving: Immediate

Time off work: None

Exercise: Next day

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