Cheek enhancement is the use of dermal fillers to restore fullness to the mid-face area. When done with a subtle hand, something we pride ourselves on at Skin Resus, it is a beautiful and very natural-looking treatment to address facial volume loss and ageing.
What is cheek enhancement treatment?
The Ageing Face
When we are young, our faces are quite V-shaped, with a fine, defined jaw line and smooth contours, and our cheeks and upper face are full of volume. As we get older, this V begins to invert. Our muscles, fat and even bone is re-distributed, so that the mid-face loses volume, while the lower face gains volume. This volume results in hollowed areas near the eyes and cheeks. Lines between the nose, mouth and chin will also become deeper and more pronounced.
Traditionally, dermal fillers focused solely on filling the deep lines around the mouth, without addressing any loss of volume. The Skin Resus medical team take a more modern approach to fillers, restoring lost volume as well as treating obvious lines. This ‘cheek enhancement treatment’ helps to restore a more youthful shape, and leaves the face looking pretty and fresh.
What is cheek enhancement treatment like?
Cheek enhancement with dermal filler is a quick and easy process, and usually takes 30-40 minutes. The most common filler we use is made of a man-made substance which naturally occurs in the skin. The gel is injected into the treatment areas producing volume under the skin and helping to reshape facial contours. Most people find the injections painless, though local anaesthetic can be used if desired.
How much does cheek enhancement cost?
The cost of cheek enhancement depends on the amount of product used. Our practitioners will tailor a package to suit your individual needs, and your budget.
What should I expect after cheek enhancement treatment?
One of the great things about dermal fillers is that results can be seen immediately. Some swelling may be present for a few days, and bruising can occasionally occur. If you are prone to bruising, there’s a few things you can do before your treatment to minimise this. Ask us about it when you book your appointment. Makeup can be applied right away (we’ll be happy to apply it for you) so you can walk out looking and feeling great.
Are there any side effects from cheek enhancement treatment?
Treatment with dermal filler is very safe, but occasional side effects can occur. These include:
- Redness and swelling around the injection site
- Bruising can occur at the injection point and can occasionally be quite marked
- Additional treatment may be needed to achieve the desired result
- Infection is very rare, but is possible with any procedure that pierces the skin
- Other very rare complications can occur. These will be discussed during your consultation.
Come in for a free consultation with one of our Registered Nurses for more information about cheek enhancement or any filler treatment at Skin Resus.