Cheek filler is one of the most effective ways to naturally enhance and rejuvenate the face. Adding volume back into the cheeks is a non-surgical way to lift the tissue of the lower face, help to soften smile lines, and improve the appearance of the under eyes. Bone structure provides the scaffolding of the face, when volume is lost here it can add to aging of the under eyes and lower face. Cheek filler is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural sugar compound that is found throughout the human body’s connective tissues. In the skin, it is used to attract water and keep the skin plump and hydrated. It is strategically placed along the natural cheek bone to contour and improve facial balancing. Good candidates for cheek fillers include those who want a more defined mid-face, those who have lost volume due to aging, and those who have recently experienced significant weight loss.
Am I A Candidate For Cheek Fillers?
Both men and women can be great candidates for a customizable cheek filler treatment plan at Peak Plastic Surgery. Most candidates are typically experiencing volume loss in the face which can cause sunken, hollow areas and harshen creases and lines, making them look tired or older. Aging and weight loss often cause volume loss that can be addressed with cheek fillers.
Cheek Filler Reviews
"For my first time experience with cheek filler, Kendall is the absolute best. She not only walks you through the experience to make you feel more comfortable but she really looks at your facial structure and works to make the most natural looking effect. I highly recommend her!"- K.G. / Google / Oct 18, 2021
"I went to Dr. Locketz for botox and lip/cheek filler and am thrilled with the results. He is talented, compassionate and truly a master of facial plastic surgery. He explained the process from start to finish and took the time to answer all of my questions. I look forward to going back to Dr. Locketz in the future!"- A.A. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Locketz in the office last week for botox and cheek filler. Dr. Locketz is phenomenal! He has a wonderful bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. He explains things thoroughly and is willing to answer your questions. Best of all, the end result is fantastic because you look totally natural, yet improved and refreshed. I would highly recommend this very talented clinician to anyone!"- J.L. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
What filler is used for cheeks?
Although there are many options on the market, Peak Plastic Surgery Center only offers fillers that offer optimal results and uphold the highest safety standards. Our injectors only use biodegradable FDA-approved filler for this area which would be JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ or Restylane® Lyft.
What does maintenance look like?
Filler results will be seen immediately. Sometimes multiple syringes will be required to achieve the desired results. This can either be done at the same appointment or added several weeks or months later to get optimal results. Cheek filler typically lasts between 12-18 months. Our office favors natural looking results, and our injectors will not let you look over done or puffy. Patients who have cheek filler also tend to notice a reduction in the appearance of aging under the eyes and in the lower face.
Cheek Filler FAQ
Are JUVÉDERM and Restylane injections painful?
Though most patients don't think it's needed, a numbing cream can be massaged into the treatment site before injection if you are concerned about any pain. After the treatment, you might experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling that will usually subside within a week. You should contact our office if you experience any lasting pain or signs of an infection after your treatment.
What results can I expect with cheek fillers?
It may take a few days to view the full improvements from your JUVÉDERM or Restylane treatment. Typically, it only takes one appointment to achieve your aesthetic goal. However, you may make a second appointment if you would like to add more volume or see more improvement.
How long do JUVÉDERM results typically last?
The effects of a JUVÉDERM injection may last anywhere from 1 – 2 years. The longevity of results will be faster or slower depending on the speed at which your body absorbs the product.
How long does Restylane last?
Usually, Restylane treatments last up to 18 months. In your initial consultation, your injector will develop your injection plan, which will include when to make your next appointment to refresh your results.
Will I look fake after cheek filler treatment?
Injectable fillers, when performed by a skilled, trained injector, offer gorgeous outcomes. Both JUVÉDERM and Restylane dermal fillers are designed to look natural and feel soft. Peak Plastic Surgery Center prides itself on offering injections that enhance your aesthetic appeal while helping you look youthful and refreshed.
What can I expect during my appointment?
After a thorough consultation with our Physician Assistant, a determination on whether cheek filler is right for you will be made. Numbing cream may be applied to the area but the product already contains lidocaine which makes the procedure nearly painless. The treatment may take around 30 minutes and results will be seen immediately. As hyaluronic acid attracts water, the filler will improve over time and create a more contoured even appearance. Over the next several days the filler may swell and takes approximately 2 weeks to see full results and symmetry. It is recommended to avoid alcohol, salty foods, makeup, and exercise for 24 hours following the procedure.