Whether due to the effects of aging, genetics or lifestyle, volume loss in the cheek area is a very common concern. While often overlooked due to more prominent signs of aging around the eyes or forehead, well-defined, full cheeks are an important component of a youthful appearance.
What Are Cheek Fillers?
There are a variety of FDA-approved filler that can be used to help restore volume to the cheeks without the risks and recovery associated with traditional cheek implants and surgery. Today, injectable fillers are the preferred method for correcting age-related cheek concerns safely. In many cases, results are instantaneous. Temporary injectable fillers have largely replaced the need for cheek implants for cosmetic uses.
How Do Cheek Fillers Work?
Injectable fillers restore volume to the cheeks by physically filling in sunken or hollow areas. They plump the skin, add definition and smooth the overall appearance of your face. Using fillers for cheek augmentation also helps improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, and these treatments are often combined with botulinum toxin injections for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Fillers can produce immediate results with minimal recovery time, which offers a tremendous advantage over traditional surgery.
What Do Cheek Fillers Treat?
When used in the mid-face and cheek areas, fillers improve an array of concerns that result from aging, genetics and even trauma. These include:
Nasolabial folds – The lines that look like parentheses on the sides of the mouth
Marionette lines – The vertical lines that run from the mouth down to the chin
Hollow or sunken cheeks – Deflated cheek appearance
Poor cheekbone definition – Flattened appearance and facial contours
Asymmetrical or uneven appearance due to facial trauma
Types of Cheek Fillers
Juvéderm and Restylane
These hyaluronic acid fillers are designed to add volume, definition to the cheeks and improve the appearance of deeper lines and nasolabial folds. Comprised of a substance that is naturally produced by the body, these injectable fillers have a proven safety record and offer results that can last for up to 18 months or more.
(Brands include: Juvéderm Voluma, Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Vobella, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Defyne and Refyne)
Dr. Steven Fagien’s Expertise with Injectable Cheek Fillers
In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon and injector, cheek fillers can provide dramatic yet natural-looking results. Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the world’s foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and he has built his reputation on challenging traditional techniques and developing cutting-edge advances for a variety of procedures. In addition to participating in many of the clinical studies that led to the FDA approval of various injectables, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, and has given more than 1,000 lectures about his techniques to surgeons around the globe.
To learn more about the ideal cheek filler treatment for you, call 561.393.9898 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fagien.