The Blog Why Should I Get Cheek Fillers?
What exactly are cheek fillers, and what are they good for?
As our bodies change with age, the visible effects might include new wrinkles on our face; facial skin that’s lost its youthful ‘bounce’, or cheekbones that aren’t as prominent as they once were.
These changes are of course quite natural and occur when we lose some of the subcutaneous fat that keeps our skin in place.
Over time, the skin on the middle sector of our face begins to slacken and shifts downwards, causing our cheeks to sag and consequently form new lines around the nose and mouth.
What is cheek filler?
Cheek fillers, also called dermal fillers, are designed to make your cheeks look fuller and more youthful. Just like with lip fillers, the product consists of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body.
By injecting filler to the cheek area, we can add structure and contouring to replace the natural volume that’s been lost through ageing.
Why would I want cheek fillers?
You may be wondering: why would I want to put more volume into my face if I’m wanting it to look more streamlined?
Well, fillers can change the shape of your cheeks or restore areas that have lost fat over time by providing a lifting effect. The loss of volume on this part of the face is what leads to excess skin in the lower part of the face, also known as the dreaded jowls.
How do cheek fillers work?
What cheek fillers do is provide a support system to the rest of the face; by treating this cheekbone area, we can then see a visible improvement in the lift and tone of the lower third of the face, such as the jawline, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Just another example of how addressing one concern may involve treating a different area to what you’d expect!
How long does filler last?
How long filler lasts depends on what type you get and where it’s placed, but generally you can expect it to last anywhere from six months to two years.
What are the benefits of cheek filler?
- Make your cheekbones look more pronounced
- Smooth out lines around your nose and mouth
- Bring back volume to sunken cheeks
- Make your face look more symmetrical
For more information, visit our Cheek Dermal Filler treatment page.