Cheeks can have the volume of youth restored quickly and painlessly with no downtime with the injection of cheek filler ( Restylane Lyft, Contour and Voluma ) specifically designed for cheek enhancement. The cheek is comprised of a bony base called the maxilla, a deep fat pad with a connective tissue a top and a superficial fat pad under the skin. At around age 30 we start to lose some of the deep fat as well as the bone resulting in a sagging , deflated cheek which also makes the folds on the sides of the mouth deeper. The modern cheek filler will reverse these changes instantly
Injecting the cheek filler will restore lost volume, give a youthful look and patients are amazed to notice the "parenthesis" lines around the mouth are softer. That's because the Cheek Filler has increased the height of the flattened cheek and pulled up on the naso-labial fold at the mouth.
The depressed flattened cheek results in a more aged appearance but this can be reversed in a single 20 minute visit using the cheek filler most suited to your needs. Yes, fillers designed to be cheek filler have specific properties making them more suitable to some and less to others.
It is often the case that a mixture of both these cheek fillers are used to restore volume and youth.
Fortunately we have cheek filler designed specifically to restore volume to the sagging cheek. These fillers are what we call high G' meaning they may still be soft to the touch but resistant to compressing thus lifting the cheek.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers for the cheek last longer than other areas as well , you can expect the cheek to show the increase in size and volume for over a year. The best fillers for the cheeks are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Contour and Voluma. These fillers have a special matrix called vycross technology to give that desired lift to the cheek.
Cheek augmentation with filler does not need to look overdone and in general 1 to 1/2 syringes of any of these fillers will be enough to give a refreshed look to the cheek and not be overdone.
Cheek filler is injected often with a blunt cannula to avoid bruising and deliver an adequate volume of filler to that area. Restylane Lyft and Voluma are both deposited just atop the maxillary bone where the filler Contour is deposited into the deep fat and gives more curved volume to the cheeks.