A Guide to Cheek Enhancement

As we age, it is common for facial volume to decrease. This causes many alterations to our appearance, including the flattening and sagging of the cheeks, the movement of facial fats, and the loss of collagen.

Cheek enhancements, also known as cheek filler, can help to tackle these symptoms, preventing the appearance of aged skin and restoring plumpness within the face.


What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation helps to maintain the appearance of contoured and healthy cheekbones while supporting the facial tissue.

Non-surgical cheek augmentation involves injecting dermal filler into the cheek area, providing a natural and lifted appearance.


How Does Dermal Filler Work in the Face?

Dermal filler boosts the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, helping to revitalise volume in the skin. This helps to instantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a softer and more natural look.


What Are the Benefits of Cheek Filler?

There are many benefits to cheek enhancement. Dermal filler aids the restoration of proportions within the cheek area, helping to lift and project the cheeks and creating the illusion of a more defined bone structure.

Filler treatments such as cheek augmentation can also fill out fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and jawline.


What Is the Difference Between Dermal Filler and Botox?

While dermal fillers and Botox are both minimally invasive procedures, Botox works in an entirely different way to filler.

Although they both have the same general objective, Botox can only be effective on facial lines caused by muscle movement, rather than the loss of plumpness.

Botox also uses botulinum toxin which blocks the nerve signals in the muscles of the target areas. This is unlike dermal fillers which simply act as a way of restoring smoothness within the face.


What’s the Difference Between a Face Lift and Cheek Lift?

While a face lift can offer dramatic facial rejuvenation, it only targets a single portion of the face and neck and does not allow for surgical changes to the mid-facial region. Face lifts are designed to lift and tighten the skin.

A cheek lift, on the other hand, specifically addresses the mid-facial area, focusing on the corners of the mouth to the lower eyelids. The goal of a cheek lift is to restore the youthful curve of the upper cheek while shortening the length of the lower eyelids, reducing the appearance of tiredness.


Aftercare for Facial Fillers

After receiving dermal fillers, immediate aftercare is especially important.

It is recommended to apply a cool compress to the treated area. The cold compress should be used for ten minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment.

You should also aim to avoid placing any pressure on the treated area and any heat inducing activities such as exercise, saunas or hot showers.


Contact The Aesthetic Doctor for Cheek Enhancements

The cheeks are an important aesthetic area of the face as they help to provide definition and framing for other facial features.

If you would like to find out more about cheek enhancements and their benefits, please contact us today!