What are fillers for the cheeks?
Cheek fillers are injections used to augment the volume above and around the cheeks. Thus, the illusion of a more defined bone structure is created. Cheeks fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines by injecting volume beneath the skin’s surface.
Different types of fillings
Off-label usage of other fillers, such as Radiesse (hydroxylapatite), is also common in this region.
How long do Dermal filler results last?
Depending on the type, cheek fillers might last six months and two years until the benefits become unnoticeable. Eventually, the dermal filler material degrades and is metabolized by your skin tissue.
Who is a viable candidate?
If you are a nonsmoker in good health with no history of chronic health problems, you may be a candidate for cheek fillers. By Health Canada regulations, you should avoid cheek fillers if you are allergic to the HA used in dermal fillers or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How is the procedure carried out?
You’ll make an appointment for a filler injection following a consultation with Dr. Alhallak, during which you’ll discuss the price, cost, and desired results.
We recommend that you stop aspirin for two weeks before the procedure. If you take the ASA by prescription, you must consult the prescriber before doing so.
Inform your provider at your consultation meeting if you take prescription blood thinners. They may provide you with extra instructions regarding how to prepare for your filler appointment.
Steps in the procedure
You will recline in a sterile atmosphere throughout the appointment. Your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to the injection site, or the filler may contain a numbing ingredient. The injection procedure should be straightforward and take no more than 20 minutes.
You’ll be able to notice some of the results immediately following the injection. The filler will take a day or two to settle into its final position on your face.
You can drive immediately after the treatment and even return to work or other appointments.
Recovery after cheek fillers procedure
Avoid sleeping on your cheeks for the first few days following an injection. As much as possible, sleep face-up, flat on your back.
Additionally, you may want to avoid intense exercise for 48 hours after the injection treatment to allow the filler to take shape fully.
Avoid touching your face as much as possible, and keep it clean and dry until the risk of infection has passed.
What are the advantages of fillers for the cheeks?
In comparison to alternative treatment options, such as cheek implants or surgical facelifts, cheek fillers have several advantages:
This procedure can be performed in our medical spa in Edmonton with little or no anesthetic.
The recovery time for cheek fillers is minimal, and many patients can return to work or their normal activities immediately following the procedure.
The fillers last an average of 18 months, so you are not locked into the outcome if you change your mind about them.
The risk of significant problems or infection associated with cheek fillers is minimal.
We can adjust the cheek fillers according to your liking. We can dissolve or add filler to the injection site until you get the desired outcome.
Is it safe to use cheek fillers?
The procedure is a low-risk, relatively simple injection that requires little recovery time. However, this does not negate the possibility of adverse effects.
The following are some of the most common negative effects of cheek fillers:
Each dermal filler carries a very small risk of adverse reaction or infection.
In rare cases, fillers may migrate to other areas of your face, resulting in a lumpy or uneven appearance. If this occurs, your doctor may inject another substance to dissolve the filler or may wait for the filler to metabolize naturally.
What are the costs of cheek fillers?
The cost ranges between 450 to 1200 according to the severity of the case.