Cheeks are some of the most visible parts of the face and can often be one of the first places to show the signs of aging. Fortunately, cheek fillers can make all but the most stubborn of wrinkles and lines disappear – all without the need for surgery and with comparable results.
At Back to 30, our experience with dermal filler treatments and understanding of their applications help us provide a personalized service for cheek filler applications. If you’re looking for long-lasting, safe, and natural-looking methods to bring back that plumpiness to your cheeks, contact us today for a consultation.
Cheek fillers are dermal filler injections that are applied to the cheek area. It’s a non-surgical method of facial enhancement that can add more volume, hydrate the skin, and generally improve the appearance of the treatment area for a long time – all without the need for any incisions or downtime!
One of the best things about dermal filler injections is that a patient has plenty of options with what they get as filler material for the treatment area. In our experience, here are the best possible dermal filler injections that can work for cheeks:
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin: it’s something that you normally get in food. At the base level, HA is your body’s version of lubricant. It cushions the joints and helps your tissue move freely without any friction, preventing inflammation, injury, or other issues with your skin.
However, HA produced by your body slows down over time – and that causes your skin to start sagging and breaking down. By using hyaluronic acid fillers, you’re able to counteract this and keep your skin looking healthier and younger.
At Back to 30, our preferred injectable for cheek filler treatment is Juvederm Voluma. A specialized formula from the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, Juvederm Voluma can give you consistent results for every cheek filler injection, with the most volume possible for natural-looking results.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic, biocompatible compound that helps increase your skin’s collagen production. Collagen is one of the most important substances in your body, and it’s responsible for keeping your skin in good health throughout the years.
These filler types work somewhat differently compared to most dermal fillers: they don’t exactly “fill” your cheeks, but stimulate your skin’s collagen production to fill in the area itself. As a result, don’t expect to see any changes soon after your treatment – but expect them to last far longer compared to other fillers.
Sculptra is the leading brand of poly-L-lactic acid fillers, but you can always consult with your provider for more details on other brands you can use. Keep in mind that unlike HA fillers, PLLA fillers can be more difficult to reverse if you don’t like the results – so make sure you find an experienced provider.
PMMA fillers use collagen beads to help provide the initial structure for the filler material, which is then absorbed and “filled in” by your skin over time. They’re considered a good middle ground between HA fillers and PLLA fillers in terms of longevity and results, though they may require more applications for the best results.
They’re also one of the few fillers that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons considers “semi-permanent”, which means you’ll need to find a skilled plastic surgeon or injector to make sure your treatment goes well.
The most popular PMMA filler used today is Bellafill, an injectable that uses 80% collagen and 20% PMMA beads. This double-action formula helps provide the structure needed to give your cheeks the volume you’re looking for, while also providing additional collagen support to make results stick long-term.
Injectable treatments like dermal fillers have come a long way from the early days of plastic surgery, and are greatly preferred since they’re classified as non-invasive methods of treatment. But like all medical and cosmetic treatments, you can experience side effects when you get cheek fillers.
Some things to watch out for include:
The great news is that while you may experience some adverse effects, all of these are extremely mild and should resolve within a day or two. With an experienced injector, you might not even experience anything noteworthy with side effects at all.
As one of South Carolina’s premier medical spas, Back to 30 prides itself on offering the best possible services for our clients, helping them reach their beauty and wellness goals with comprehensive aesthetic medicine. Our approach is simple: we help you get the best body possible without the need for invasive methods or surgery.
A: Dermal fillers aren’t permanent – your skin will eventually re-absorb the filler material in itself as the ingredients in most dermal filler injections are biocompatible with the skin. However, depending on the type of filler that you use on the treated area (and the amount injected by your provider) you can expect results to last around 6 months to 2 years.
A: Some patients may think that because cheek fillers are extra material inserted under the skin, the procedure might be painful. However, there are specific tools like blunt-tip cannulas or additions like a topical anesthetic that can make your dermal filler injections almost painless. Consult your provider for more details on what they can do to make the procedure as painless as possible.
A: Unlike plastic surgery, patients don’t need a long downtime after their dermal filler injections are already complete. Your provider will give you the exact details on what aftercare you need to follow after a cheek filler treatment, but in general you should avoid rubbing, massaging, or otherwise jostling the injected area a few days after your treatment.
A: Like all cosmetic treatments, insurance will not offer any assistance for cheek filler injections. However, medical spas and plastic surgeons offer discounts and other promotional prices all the time – all you need to do is to find a provider that’s offering them to get the best possible deals.
A: There’s no study confirming that getting cheek filler injections (or dermal filler treatment) has any negative effect on a pregnant woman or their developing baby. However, doctors, experts, and providers will refuse to administer these fillers to pregnant or breastfeeding women because there are just too many unknown risks.
With offices in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Simpsonville, and Boiling Springs, Back to 30 provides South Carolinians with safe and effective cheek filler treatments. Our medical spa services are tailored to provide you with the best possible results with the least amount of hassle – allowing you to go back to your daily activities not long after your procedure is done.
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