Cheek enhancements may be desirable either to improve the definition of the cheek bones or to lift the mid face as part of facial rejuvenation. This treatment can also diminish the appearance of nose to mouth lines which then gives the face a fresher, more youthful look. Dermal fillers are great alternatives to permanent cheek implants which can be problematic as they can cause infection or move. This can then result in asymmetry in the face. Although fat can be used to transfer into the face, adding volume with dermal filler can achieve a similar result without the need for surgery.
Dermal fillers are alternatives to permanent chin implants which can be problematic as they sometimes cause infection or move. This can then result in asymmetry in the face. Although fat can be used to transfer into the face adding volume, using dermal filler injections is the only method available to achieve a similar result without the need for surgery.
Our cheek and chin enhancements can help make your cheekbones look more prominent as well as helping to define a more diminutive jaw line and lifting the cheeks to give a youthful effect.
The Benefits of Chin Enhancement:
The new injection technique has allowed the treatment to be very comfortable and not necessarily need any typical anaesthetic. The dermal filler is slowly injected to place the filler above the cheek bone. Further product may be placed laterally in the cheek to further enhance the contour depending on the natural shape of your cheek. The result is immediate and will last about up to 18 months. However, due to the immediate swelling from the procedure the final result will not be seen until about 3-4 weeks. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.
How It Works?
The most common dermal filler used is a temporary filler called Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity and providing our skin with volume, giving it a youthful appearance. Dermal Filler injections are sterile gels consisting of non-animal, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) and are made in a laboratory. They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market as it is the only type of filler that is reversible. These products are FDA approved for use in the nasolabial fold and are used “off-label” in other areas.
The area is cleaned with antiseptic and marked using a marker pen to decide on the optimum site for enhancement. Numbing cream can be applied if patients prefer for additional comfort.
It is advised to lay on your back for the first 2-3 nights sleep to avoid pressure on the treated area. Avoid touching and applying creams or make up for 6 hours after the treatment to prevent infection. Avoid exercise for 4-6 hours post treatment. Minimise excessive sun exposure. Ensure to wear an SPF 35+ daily.