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As we get older, one of the most noticeable facial changes is the loss of volume in the cheek area as the malar fat pads move down under the force of gravity. This is most obvious in patients that are slender or have a normal age-appropriate weight. The cheek bones become less pronounced and the skin becomes saggier. In some patients, this can create a 'gaunt' or aged look.
Injectable fillers offer a quick and effective method of a subtle cheek enhancement. This additional volume into the cheeks make the face appear more youthful and 'uplifted'. The effect is not designed to be dramatic, nor should it be, but a subtle improvement that looks natural. This is a quick solution with immediate effects without swelling and potential down time and bruising from surgery.
While the effect of injectable cheek augmentation is only temporary, how long it lasts will be influenced by what type of injectable filler is used. We use an advanced dermal filler as we find it allows the smoothest and most natural look and lasts from 9-12 months.
Injectable cheek augmentation can be enhanced by the simultaneous use of specialist injections in the crow's feet and cheek areas. This combination of treatments helps enhance the middle part of the face that so that it looks natural and relaxed, and it only takes 30 minutes.
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are completely focused on you as an individual and will always strive to give you a natural-looking end result that exceeds your expectations and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
The benefits of Dermal Filler treatments for Cheek Augmentation
Dermal fillers provide a safe, non-surgical method of correcting the volume lost through facial ageing. They can be used to restore facial balance, create symmetry and improve the definition of normal facial features, such as the cheeks and chin.
The new injection technique is very comfortable - the fillers are slowly injected into the targeted areas above and / or lateral to your cheek - and the recovery period is minimal. The results with dermal filler treatments for cheek augmentation are immediate (although it may take several days for the swelling from the procedure to fully settle) and will typically last nine to 12 months.
Surgical alternatives for cheek augmentation include cheek implants or bone, tissue or fat grafting. However, cheek implants can be problematic because of the risk of infection or movement, which gives the face an asymmetrical appearance.
Types of Dermal Filler treatments
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic we use thr longer lasting calcium hydroxyl appatite RADIESSE® fillers. RADIESSE® is a unique dermal filler made from synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a water based gel carrier. It is 100% biocompatible, so no allergy testing is required before use.
RADIESSE® is biodegradable and will gradually break down and be absorbed by your body. However, the results are longer lasting than those of the non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers, typically lasting for 12 months or longer in many patients.
Patients express a high level of satisfaction with these products.