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
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
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.