What are cheek fillers?
Whether you have experienced volume loss and ageing or would like to enhance your natural facial contours, cheek fillers can be an effective treatment to lift and plump your cheeks. Cheekbones frame your face, and sharper, higher cheekbones are often a desired look. Our bodies change as we age; one of those changes is a reduction in the natural compounds our bodies produce, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These endogenous natural substances help achieve a youthful, radiant complexion and firm, plumped skin. The loss of these elements causes our skin to sag and our cheeks and contours to become hollow from the volume loss. Dermal fillers injected into the cheek area will raise the volume above and around the cheekbone to provide a youthful, more desirable appearance.
Prices starting from $595.
Benefits of cheek fillers
There are a variety of benefits to cheek fillers, such as:
- Creates a youthful, more attractive appearance.
- Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles around the cheek area.
- Cheaper than invasive cosmetic surgery.
- Rapid fast recovery with minimal downtime.
- More filler can be added to help achieve the desired look.
- Achieves a glowing, clearer complexion.
Cheek fillers consultation at Shellharbour Skin
Before undergoing dermal filler treatment, you must register at our Shellharbour clinic for an initial consultation with our qualified clinical team. During your consultation, you will discuss your lifestyle and health, including medical history, allergies, and any medications or supplements you may be taking. It is important to mention any allergic reactions to drugs or skin care products you may have experienced in the past and any other recent beauty treatments you’ve had. These factors affect how your body responds and how dermal fillers heal.
If you have any concerns, a consultation is when you ask questions about your treatment. Your doctor will ask about your current problems and reasons for wanting a cosmetic injection and evaluate the treatment area. You should discuss what you hope to achieve with the treatment and your aesthetic goals. All the information you provide during the consultation is essential to developing a customised treatment plan that considers your health, concerns and expected outcomes to achieve the best possible result.
What to expect
Before starting your cosmetic injection treatment, the treatment area will be cleaned. Your doctor will inject a precise amount of filler under the skin in the selected location. Depending on the amount of filler used and the area treated, results are usually visible immediately after your treatment.
Patients may experience bruising and swelling, which usually resolves within a few days, but full recovery may take a week or two. Some patients may notice raised bumps or bumps on the skin, which are usually not cause for concern unless accompanied by other symptoms, such as redness, tenderness, or pain, which may indicate a possible severe allergic reaction or infection. If patients notice these symptoms, they should contact our clinic immediately.
Cost of cheek fillers in Illawarra
The cost of a cheek filler treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the amount of filler used and the area being treated to achieve the desired results. We always recommend that our patients have an initial consultation in our clinic to determine the cost of their specific dermal filler treatment. Our physicians can assess your problem areas and develop a customised treatment plan based on your goals, health, and concerns.
Results & aftercare for cheek fillers
Most patients find that the effects of their cheek fillers can last from six months to two years, depending on the area being treated and the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular and can be used for up to 18 months, while other cosmetic injectables can be used for up to two years. Due to the density of fillers, the depth of the injection, and the rate at which the patient’s body metabolises the injections, there are no general rules for how long they should last and will vary from patient to patient.
To ensure proper healing and best results, your doctor will provide you with a follow-up plan, which may include:
- Do not wear makeup for the first few days after treatment.
- Do not exercise for the first 24 hours.
- Do not use active skin care products for at least five days after treatment.
- Avoid skin treatments that may cause stress or stress on the skin, such as microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and facial massage.
- Stay away from extreme temperatures, such as saunas, hydrotherapy, ice baths, or hot yoga, until complete recovery.
- Avoid inverted positions and keep your head elevated for the first four hours after treatment.
Risks & complications
Regardless of the cosmetic or medical treatment, you should be aware of the associated risks and complications before deciding on any treatment. Dermal fillers carry the following risks and complications:
- Weakened muscles
- Skin discolouration
- Skin ulcers
- Vascular blockage