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Dermal Fillers

A Guide to Cheek Filler Injections

01 Mar 2022

Trends in beauty come and go, but one trend which has endured the test of time is a lifted, contoured, and well-defined cheekbone. Cheekbones have been long coveted, from the timeless beauty of Angelina Jolie in the 1990s to Bella Hadid who we often see in the media today.

So, let’s talk about dermal fillers for the cheeks.

Cheek fillers are injectable substances used to enhance and add volume to the cheek area. There are different types of cheek fillers available in the market used for facial rejuvenation, which we are unable to name. However, they differ in their composition, longevity, and intended use. The most commonly used dermal fillers are composed of a substance that is naturally found in the body and they provide temporary enhancement of facial features. They are commonly used for lip augmentation, smoothing wrinkles, and restoring volume to the cheeks and under-eye area.

They are typically absorbed by the body within 6-12 months, so maintenance injections are required to maintain the results. The longevity of cheek fillers depends on the type of filler used and individual metabolism, ranging from 6 months to 2 years. The cost of cheek fillers varies depending on the type of filler and amount required.

Benefits of Cheek Filler

The benefits of cheek fillers include enhanced cheekbones, improved facial symmetry, reduced signs of aging, improved facial contours, and a quick, minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime. However, like any medical procedure, there are also some risks associated with cheek fillers, such as swelling, bruising, infection, and migration of the filler to other parts of the face. The procedure for getting cheek fillers typically takes around 30-60 minutes, and involves consultation, preparation, injection, and evaluation. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site, but these should subside within a few days. It’s important to follow your provider’s aftercare instructions and attend follow-up appointments. For further information, please see our Cheek Filler treatment page.

One thing that we thoroughly believe is that no one size fits all. As not every cheek is the same, it cannot be approached in the same way. Each cheek has its own recipe! When treating a younger patient, usually in their 20’s to mid 30’s, we are looking to create that beautiful supermodel cheek. With a slightly older patient, someone who is experiencing some volume loss, we are looking at recreating that natural, youthful volume. The outcome is something that is suitable for your face, enhances your features, and of course, addresses your concerns.

Cheek Filler Training

At Absolute Cosmetic Perth we have a training program, so every nurse who comes through our clinic is trained by senior injector Stephanie Murray.  Injecting years of knowledge into our team – Stephanie trains them to segment the face and create landmarks, helping guide them as to where to place the filler. Genetics of course, plays a significant role in the placement of fillers, the way you treat someone with a flatter face, is different to how you would treat someone who has more prominent facial features. It is not only about looking at the face, assessing and diagnosing, but also discussing with the patient, and seeing what they really want.

If you would like to book a consultation with one of our registered nurses, call us on (08) 9389 9099.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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