Cheek fillers are dermal fillers applied to the cheek region.
As with all high quality fillers, they use hyaluronic acid, this a substance that occurs naturally in the body and stimulates collagen creation.
It is collagen depletion that does so much to age us, collagen keeps the skin tight and youthful looking so as we age, and we lose collagen, skin can become sunken and wrinkles and lines appear.
Cheek fillers therefore reverse this process, they encourage the creation of new collagen and elastin in the affected area and so the skin takes on a more youthful appearance once again.
They effectively heal from within, using the body’s natural processes to fill, and smooth the skin from within.
If you have sunken cheeks or any desire to add volume to this area then this treatment is likely to be suitable and, indeed, recommended.
Full suitability would always be assessed at a consultation and your medical history taken into context – at least this would be the case when using an approved clinic led by a GP.
It is worth noting that facial aesthetics is an under-regulated area and many set up practices without relevant skills or experience.
Most adults though would be suitable – this is a non-surgical treatment after all and minimally invasive, it is injecting a substance – hyaluronic acid – that occurs naturally in the body.
The Process for Cheek Fillers
The first thing to note is that the process is not a stressful one.
With Doctor Nyla, you would arrive at her beautiful Harley Street clinic and then be met by professional, courteous staff. The treatment would see the cheeks numbed and then the injections carefully applied through an ultra thin needle.
The process itself will take less than an hour, and often no more than 30 minutes and this for many is â€˜me time’, it is relaxing in a beautiful clinic rather than the stress of surgery.
It really is that straightforward, after the injections, you can go about the rest of your day, there is no downtime or lengthy recovery.
The dermal fillers add volume to the cheeks and make them plump once more and this occurs almost immediately.
However, full, final results will be visible a little while later – typically a matter of days – as any swelling and redness fades away.
Results of non-surgical treatments such as facial fillers are not permanent, but they do last for a good period of time.
Sunken cheeks will typically be gone for up to 12 months – after that it is a simple case of having another series of filler injections to continue this more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Patients come to look forward to their treatments as they know the impact they have, a short treatment to look years younger.
Cheek Filler Results
At consultation, we would be able to show examples of before and after images, these taken with the same lighting to be fully fair representations.
Images are of course far better than words when talking about the results of any procedure.
What we can say is that when administered with skill, this treatment does a superb job at treating the issue it is designed to treat. The cheeks will look more voluminous, plumper, more youthful.
Importantly though, they still look natural – you look a great version of yourself, but still yourself.
Dermal fillers are a wonderful way to address specific concerns, typically signs of ageing.
In years past, full cosmetic surgery was popular and this can produce noticeable results, but there are obvious, major downsides.
The surgery is expensive, it is major surgery that will be under general anaesthetic and there is typically a lengthy recovery process, especially if undergoing a full facelift.
It is hard to see any benefit when compared to cheek fillers.
Cheek fillers produce results every bit as profound, but without surgery and by utilising the body’s natural processes.
There is also no recovery period with fillers and, when administered by an experienced practitioner, the results can be easily predicted – with surgery the results can only really be seen once swelling has subsided.
Non-surgical methods can also achieve what is commonly known as a non-surgical facelift, this by utilising a series of procedures to address multiple signs of ageing.
For instance, fillers, Botox, facial peels and skin tightening could all be used to address all lines, wrinkles and signs of ageing – if an issue such as a double chin was a concern this could be treated through Coolsculpting or other suitable option.
We are fortunate nowadays that you can have the impact of a full facelift, but without the surgery, expense or lengthy period of recovery.
It has never been easier, or more convenient to look great!
Are There Side Effects to Cheek Fillers?
There can be minimal side effects, usually this will be mild swelling, potentially some bruising and also some soreness.
However, all are mild and would fade inside a few days. Anyone who experienced more serious side effects should contact their clinic – this another benefit to only using a clinic run by medical professionals – not only will the treatment be safer, but they can also offer medical advice if you have any queries or concerns post treatment.
Compare this to a clinician with no skill or expertise.
The process of cheek fillers should begin with a consultation, this your opportunity to discuss the results you wish to achieve and the practitioner to suggest the best course of action.
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Doctor Nyla’s London clinic is located on Harley Street in central London.
Harley Street is so named after a famous resident, Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of London in 1767. The street then became established as a home of medical excellence from the 19th century.
One famous former resident is Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who helped King George VI – and the basis of the film The King’s Speech. He had offices at 146 Harley Street.
Harley Street has also featured prominently in book and film, including Sense and Sensibility and many Agatha Christie novels.