Your Guide to Cheek Fillers – What Do They Do?

Cheek fillers are a minimally invasive way to get closer to your desired facial look – whether that’s a more contoured jawline, more volume, or enhanced symmetry in the face. They are a versatile, non-permanent way to boost your confidence. Dermal Fillers can do a lot, depending on where they’re placed and your specific treatment goals. Let’s go over what cheek fillers can do for you, how they do it, and what to expect from your cheek filler treatment.

How Cheek Fillers Enhance Facial Appearance

Cheek fillers are injectables designed to add volume and structure to the cheeks. They’re most often made of hyaluronic acid, which exists normally in our bodies and works to hydrate the skin. There are three other types of filler, but they aren’t used as often, particularly in the cheek area.

By strategically injecting filler into specific areas of the cheeks, aesthetic providers can restore lost volume, lift sagging cheeks, and define cheekbones. This can give you a more balanced overall look, more voluminous cheeks, increased youthfulness, or increased contour in the cheek area.

The Cheek Filler Procedure

One of the reasons people love cheek fillers – and dermal fillers as a whole – is because they’re quick, minimally invasive, and provide near-immediate results. Before you get fillers, a consultation with your provider is essential to discuss your aesthetic goals and what outcomes you can realistically expect based on your facial anatomy and current health. During the procedure, the provider will use a fine needle to carefully inject the filler into specific areas of the cheeks for the most natural-looking results.

How It Works, Duration, and Recovery

Once injected, hyaluronic acid fillers actually attract water to the treatment area, instantly adding volume and support to the cheeks. While you will likely see immediate aesthetic changes, you can expect to see your final results within a few days of the procedure. Mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites are possible side effects in the few days after you get your cheek fillers. However, these side effects should wear off quickly, and you shouldn’t need to plan for any downtime after getting your fillers.

The duration of fillers varies depending on the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid fillers last for six months to a year, and certain fillers can last as long as two years. Touch-up treatments will be needed to maintain your results, and you can plan these out when you go in for a consultation.

Common Questions About Cheek Fillers

Are cheek fillers safe?

Cheek fillers are considered safe for general use when given by a qualified aesthetic provider. All filler types are biocompatible, meaning the risk of an allergic reaction is very low. You can minimize any risk of unsafe practice by looking for an aesthetic practice with good reviews from past clients and licensed healthcare providers.

What are the benefits of cheek fillers?

They offer different benefits for everyone, depending on your current aesthetic goals. Benefits include:

  • Restoring lost volume and fullness to the cheeks
  • Lifting and contouring sagging or flat cheeks
  • Defining cheekbones for a more sculpted appearance
  • Improving overall facial symmetry and harmony
  • Enhancing confidence

Can I combine cheek fillers with other aesthetic procedures?

Definitely! Combining fillers with other minimally invasive procedures like Botox, microneedling, or laser facials is a popular option. Consider your current aesthetic goals and talk to your provider about what combination of treatments would yield the best benefits.

Give Your Look a Lift with Cheek Fillers

Cheek fillers are a safe, natural way to achieve your desired aesthetic, whether that’s more plump or more contoured. You can also get a more youthful look and increased facial symmetry by using cheek fillers. They’re a natural, non-permanent way to boost your confidence and love the way you look. If you’re interested in learning more about what they can do for you, schedule a consultation with Swan Aesthetics today to learn about our cheek filler options.