Cheek Fillers

As you age, your cheeks flatten and the skin begins to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Cheek fillers such as Restylane, Sculptra, Revanesse or Juvederm are designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.

Cheek fillers can provide an instant lift to the cheeks and improve cheek and facial proportions. Enhancing the mid-face is often the cornerstone in facial rejuvenation.

Cheek fillers can be used for:

  • Replacing lost volume as occurs with ageing or weight loss – loss of cheek volume may contribute to flattening of facial contours. Fillers can be used to restore this lost volume.
  • Enhancing cheek volume to improve facial balance and proportions – the volume of the cheeks may be depleted in comparison to other parts of the face. Cheek fillers can help to volumise and balance the cheeks in this situation.
  • Support of the lower eyelid – volumising the (upper) cheek can improve the appearance of the lower eyelid. As the cheek loses volume with age, support of the ligaments of the lower eyelid is lost. Filler placed just under the lower eyelid in the upper cheek helps to support the lower eyelid. This reduces the appearance of eyebags or under-eye hollows.

QUICK FACTS

CONCERNS: Volume loss, facial contouring, cheek fillers
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types – consultation required.
TREATMENT PREP: 1 week prior to and 1-week post-treatment: Discontinue use of the following medications: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen (Aleve), NSAIDS, Fish Oil, Vitamin E or other blood thinning medications
Day of treatment: Please arrive without makeup on.
TREATMENT TIME: 1-hour appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up appointment is recommended 2 weeks after treatment to evaluate results
RESULTS SEEN: Immediate with full results realized in two weeks. Possible temporary swelling and/or bruising.
REPEAT: Typically, every 6-12 months to maintain results.

Frequently Ask Questions

Cheek Fillers

As a general rule of thumb, most patients require 1 syringe of dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm per decade of life to replace lost volume. For example, a client in his or her 40s would require 4 syringes in the cheeks (mid face) to start. This is just for replacing age related volume loss, not augmentation. 50 years old? You’ll need about 5 syringes of filler, and so forth. In combination with age, lifestyle choices, such as smoking and sun exposure, can also affect how much filler you might need. If you are wanting an augmentation, then this would be addressed once the volume loss is replaced.

 

The majority of dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid and contain 1cc per syringe. Keep in mind that this means that there is only 1/5 of a teaspoon of filler in that 1cc syringe! This means that it takes FIVE full syringes to make a up a single teaspoon of filler.

 

After your cheek injections your dermal filler will settle over the next few weeks and form a layer at the base of your treatment area. Many clients find they need two or three sessions in order to layer filler on top of one another – until the filler no longer has room to sink – leaving you with a fuller look.

 

We cannot exactly predict how many sessions each individual will need to achieve their desired result. The results of your treatment durability and end results are influenced by several genetic and lifestyle factors completely out of our control. Aesthetics is an art process – not an exact science.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CHEEK FILLERS?

Are you ageing, have you had significant weight loss? If so chances are your face has also lost a lot of volume. When we lose volume in our face, this often makes us look older than we are or feel. One of the ways to correct this is to replenish the volume with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers such as Restylane, revanesse or juvederm help to replenish lost volume, as well as smooth out wrinkles and lines in the face. This recreates the appearance of youth and healthy skin.
Contact Face Cosmedics Medical Spa for your complimentary cheek filler consultation.

WHAT IS THE COST FOR CHEEK FILLERS?

$600-2400

The cost of cheek fillers in Fort McMurray at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa greatly and is dependent on many factors, such as age, volume loss and desired result. The amount and type of products used will also determine cost.

Many clients find they need two or three sessions in order to layer filler on top of one another – until the filler no longer has room to sink – leaving you with a fuller look.

We cannot exactly predict how many sessions each individual will need to achieve their desired result. The results of your treatment durability and end results are influenced by several genetic and lifestyle factors completely out of our control. Aesthetics is an art process – not an exact science.

PRE & POST-TREATMENT CHEEK FILLER INSTRUCTIONS

PRE-TREATMENT DERMAL FILLER INSTRUCTIONS

We can often accommodate you if you wish to have injections on the day of your treatment. If you hope to have injections performed on the day of your consult:

  • Please refrain from using alcohol or any anti-inflammatory medication for 3 days prior (ASA, Ibuprofen/Motrin/Ginkgo, Vit E Green Tea, or any blood thinning medications)
  • Please consult your prescribing physician before stopping any prescription blood thinners such as coumadin, warfarin, Pradaxa and others
  • On the day of the consultation, wash your face thoroughly with antibacterial soap and apply minimal foundation or other makeup to the area which is being treated.
  • DO NOT come on an empty stomach - please ensure you have had something to eat and drink one hour prior to your appointment.
  • If you have a history of COLD SORES please inform us, we suggest you take a short course of preventative medication.

You cannot have treatments if you:

  • Are pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Have allergies to the product or contents such as: human albumin/lidocaine hyaluronic acid, Lidocaine
  • Have Porphyria (blood disorder that affects hemoglobin)
  • Have had recent Dental Work
  • Have an infection

Please inform us if you:

  • Have an infection near the injection site
  • Are taking antibiotics, especially tetracyclines or any aminoglycosides (gentamycin) antibiotics.
  • Have a Neuromuscular disorder such as Lou Gerihgs (ALS), Eaton-Lamberts,
  • Scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia

Dermal Fillers do tend to cause more swelling and bruising, particularly around the lips – please do not plan a special event after filler injection.

If you are getting lip injections please take a Reactin/Claritin prior to your appointment, this can help with swelling

POST-TREATMENT DERMAL FILLER INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prevent infection: Avoid touching the treated area or applying with products for 6 hours following treatment. After that light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
  • Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved please do not expose the area to intense heat. This could be up to 2 weeks, ex: Tanning beds, sunbathing or extreme cold
  • Please no strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours after your procedure as it can cause migration of filler, swelling and bruising.
  • If you are using Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve or any blood thinning medications, please be aware that this may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
  • Arnica Montana tablets can be helpful to minimize the redness and swelling. Additionally, although uncommon, red or swollen small bumps may occur in some clients.
  • The gel is quite movable for the first few days – do not press on it, try to sleep on your back. A neck pillow may assist.
  • We would like to see you 1-2 weeks after treatment in order to repeat your personal photos and assess the outcome of the injections. Additional injections may be undertaken at an additional fee.
  • Your new filler may take a little getting used to. Over the course of the next few weeks, it will settle into position and absorb water, improving the initial effect. Fillers usually last for 6-9 months, but they may last longer or shorter, depending on your metabolism

PLEASE REPORT: Any side effects such as infection, discoloured skin (different to bruising), or persistent pain Immediately.

LOCATION

Our Clinic is Located in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada. We conveniently have pop-up clinics in Edmonton.

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