If a lack of facial plumpness is getting you down, dermal fillers might just be your saving grace. Also known as skin fillers and wrinkle fillers, these injectable treatments can combat a wide range of dermal imperfections, from rounding out your lips to erasing crow’s feet. One of its most popular applications, though, is as a cheek filler.
As we age, our body produces increasingly less of the naturally-occurring substances that keep our skin looking its best. If you have noticed your cheeks taking on a sagging, hollow, or flattened-out appearance, fillers help you recapture your skin’s youthful bounce.
What Are Cheek Fillers?
Fillers are administered as an injection, allowing them to deeply and effectively penetrate the skin in ways that creams and serums cannot. They use hyaluronic acid, a substance that our bodies create on their own (but less so as the years go by), as a base ingredient. By reintroducing this essential substance at the site of dermal sagging, your cheeks can receive the boost they need to enhance their volume and lift.
Getting cheek fillers is an entirely non-surgical process, making it ideal for those who are looking for an alternative to going under the knife.
Your chosen specialist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, then gently perform a series of injections using a small needle around the apples of your cheeks. The procedure will be over before you know it: all told, each cheek should only take a few minutes.
It is entirely normal to experience a slight bit of bleeding at the site of one or more of the injections. The specialist will likely dab any blood away with a tissue before you even notice, but in case you do, there is no need to worry.
Results And Aftercare
Sit back, relax, and enjoy: the age-busting effects of cheek fillers have been known to last up to two years.
You should begin to experience perceptible changes in cheek plumpness within minutes of receiving the injections. In fact, some people report that the site of the procedure appears “over-filled” initially – this may be due to certain short-term side effects, such as swelling, redness, and firmness. These changes are temporary and usually mild: your skin should be entirely back to normal within a 7-day period.
There is virtually no downtime associated with getting a dermal filler treatment. You might want to book the afternoon off of work in case you are concerned about initial bruising or redness, but most regular activities can be performed as you would any other day.
With limited side effects and ultra-quick turnaround time, you will be free to enjoy your brand-new youthful glow in record time.
It may be recommended to avoid wearing makeup on your cheeks in the 12 hours following your treatment. It is also best to avoid applying pressure to the area during that same time frame. For two weeks after getting cheek fillers, your specialist may ask you to avoid extreme temperatures, such as the cold or direct sun, and going into a sauna or steam room.