An important part of maintaining a youthful appearance is addressing loss of volume. One of the most popular uses of dermal fillers is volumization particularly of the cheeks and lips. By using injectable fillers your cheeks can be lifted, shaped restoring its lost volume.
As we get older, one of the most noticeable facial changes is the loss of volume in the cheek area as the malar fat pads move down under the force of gravity. This is most obvious in patients that are slender or have a normal age-appropriate weight. The cheek bones become less pronounced and the skin becomes saggier. In some patients, this can create a ‘gaunt’ or aged look. Injections to the cheekbones provide a less invasive and less expensive approach to cheek implants and surgery. A filler made with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm Ultra can be injected into the cheeks to give volume which gives an uplift and more shape.
Injectable fillers offer a quick and effective method of a subtle cheek enhancement. This additional volume into the cheeks make the face appear more youthful and ‘uplifted’. The effect is not designed to be dramatic, nor should it be, but a subtle improvement that looks natural. This is a quick solution with immediate effects with little swelling or potential problems compared to surgery.
While the effect of injectable cheek augmentation is only temporary, how long it lasts will be influenced by what type of injectable filler that is used. We use an advanced dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid called Juvederm Ultra 4 which is injected in to the cheeks to uplift and give more shape giving a smooth and natural look that lasts from 12-18 months.