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Good cheekbones promoting cheek fillers enhancement in Sidcup

Cheek enhancement using dermal fillers are one of the most requested treatments at our Sidcup clinic.


The midface is an extremely important area of the face for age appearance and for beauty. The appearance of aging can be defied and beauty enhanced by injecting dermal fillers into the cheeks.

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Cheek filler treatments have a wealth of famous fans, including Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Kidman.


If the appearance of your face is getting you down lately, whether it be because of the inevitable signs of ageing, lack of structure, or the overall shape, you are not alone. Most of us struggle with insecurities, however, if an area of your face is bothering you enough to affect your self-confidence, your social life or the way you feel then you may be considering a non-surgical, minimally invasive way to adjust the facial feature that's bothering you without the risk of permanent surgery.

The cheeks are one of the most common features of the face that clients are insecure about. This is an area of the face that unfortunately shows the tell-tale signs of ageing.. As we age, we produce less collagen and start to lose volume which in-turn causes the face to look gaunt, saggy and to be frank, old. This is not only visible from the front, but also the side profile of the face.

Fortunately there is a non-surgical solution to loss of volume in the cheeks. Hyaluronic dermal fillers are offered by Dani Louise Aesthetics in our clinic located in Sidcup, Kent. We use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to rejuvenate sunken cheeks, creating structure and a more youthful appearance. Cheek fillers can also be used to contour and enhance the face.

The cheeks are usually injected for two reasons:

  • To replace lost volume

  • To revive the face, giving a more youthful appearance

As we age, our cheeks lose volume, the bone and soft tissue dissolves, leaving us with reduced structural support in that area, creating loss of volume, folds and wrinkles. Volume loss in the cheeks can be treated with dermal filler.

Some people were born with great cheeks, and others were born with undeveloped cheeks whose appearance could be improved. For those who weren’t born with the perfect cheeks, it is so simple to just inject them to improve the appearance.

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Size of Cheeks

Often clients come to the clinic with flat / underdeveloped cheeks they wish to be enlarged. This is very simple to do.

Skin of Cheeks

The wrinkling on the skin of the cheeks, especially from smiling can be improved with dermal filler or skin boosters.


Shape of the Cheeks  

Some clients need more volume in the front of their cheeks and some patients need more volume at the side of their cheeks, and some just need more volume at the high point of their cheeks. The client will be assessed and the practitioner will have a discussion with the client about their anatomy, and how it can be improved.


Cheek Ageing
As we age, we lose volume in the cheeks and hence structural support of the overlying tissue. This can be replaced.


Symmetry of the Cheeks

 Asymmetry of the cheeks is very common, and can be improved with dermal filler treatment.


Smile lines of the lower cheeks can also be treated with dermal filler.

What cheek filler can improve
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Dosage required for cheek filling is very variable. Some patients will be satisfied with 1ml, others will need 4 mls to get the results that they want.

Some clients may just want to enhance the cheekbones and others may want to treat both cheekbones and the apple of the cheeks, in this case more filler will be required.

We will assess the face and decide on the best dose after taking a history and examining the client. If a client has a history of complications with dermal fillers, or if their budget is small or if they want a more subtle result, then a smaller dose might be chosen to start with.

With cheeks, a typical way to plan cheek improvement is to inject them with 2mls and then at 1ml a time to build,  injecting  them every 1-3 months until they reach the size where the patient is satisfied.


Typically, we will inject 2mls at a first treatment then review the patient at a month. If they said ” I liked the swelling after the last treatment and was disappointed when it went away” then we would recommend the patient to have a further 1ml, and repeat this until they don’t like the swelling afterwards.


Choosing the amount of filler to have in the cheeks


The face will be cleaned with alcohol and a numbing cream will be applied. The practitioner will inject using a very fine needle. Then pressure with gauze will be applied.

If a cannula is used, a fine needle makes a small hole in the skin where the cannula is inserted.


A topical numbing cream (eg EMLA or LMX ) may be applied to the area prior to the treatment. There is also a local anaesthetic in the filler.


As it is a medical procedure, there are risks associate with cheek fillers:

  • Bruising occurs in a significant number of cases

  • Swelling in the injection area will likely occur. This usually lasts for 24-48 hours.

  • Need for further treatment. Often with cheeks, it will take several syringes of product to get to where the client wants to be.

  • Asymmetry. Sometimes one side is better treated than the other, this is usually because the patient is asymmetrical to begin with.

  • Infection is a very rare complication, but always a possibility when piercing the skin.

  • Necrosis is extremely rare. This is where a blood vessel is blocked, interfering with the blood supply to the skin. This can lead to scarring.

  • Blindness due to a blood vessel being blocked is an extremely rare but catastrophic risk of dermal filler.

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After your cheek filler treatment there may be some redness and swelling. The cheeks may have a more “sharp” look about them, but when the swelling goes down after 2 days, the sharpness will reduce and give way to a more natural appearance. Patients often like the swelling in the first couple of days.

After your cheek filler treatment please avoid the following:

  • Avoid make up for 24 hours

  • No heavy exercise for 24 hours

  • Avoid any face products for 24 hours

  • No spas, saunas for 1 week post treatment

  • Avoid putting any pressure on the cheeks for 5 days, for example no leaning on your hand whilst watching TV 



The effect of the dermal filler will be obvious immediately. Straight after, there may be redness and swelling. the cheeks may have a more “sharp” look about them, but when the swelling goes down after 2 days, with the sharpness reducing, and giving way to a more natural appearance. Patients often like the swelling in the first couple of days.

Most of the swelling from the dermal filler will have resolved by 2-3 days after the procedure. There may be a small amount of swelling for even 2-4 weeks after the procedure.

What to expect after your cheek filler treatment


The answer to this is very individual and depends on the clients anatomy, metabolism, the dose, the placement, the product etc.

If the patient is happy with the results at 1 month (for example there has been adequate fill) they should be treated at 6 months, then at 6 months and then once yearly.

At 1 month, if the patient is not satisfied with the results (for example more dermal filler is required to obtain the results that they desire), then further dermal filler should be injected every 1-3 months until the desired appearance has been reached, and then the patient should have treatment at 6 months, then 6 months, then once yearly.

How long will the treatment last?
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