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Cheek Fillers: everything you need to know

From costs to benefits, risks and recovery time, here's all the vital info...

It's easier than ever to tweak your appearance these days, with cheek fillers, and other facial rejuvenations all rising in popularity. It's been seven years since Kylie Jenner kickstarted the lip fillers boom and although the likes of Molly-Mae Hague and Faye Winter bringing back 'natural lips', it's becoming more common to give other areas of your face a little boost.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of reasons why people decide to get cheek fillers at Dani Louise Aesthetics clinics in Bexley & Brighton, and they aren't all purely for cosmetic reasons. But, whether you're contemplating the treatment yourself or you know someone else who's had it done, there's plenty to consider before you decide to go under the needle.

Dani Louise Aesthetics, cosmetic injectors with years of experience are going to answer some questions from cost to benefits, risks and recovery time, here's all the vital information...

What are Cheek Fillers?

Cheek fillers are dermal fillers injected into the cheek area to help contour and balance facial structure. As well as strengthening the cheek contour and restoring volume to the natural facial landscape, cheek fillers can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, as well as help reduce the appearance of dark undereye circles.

Treatments usually take around 45 minutes (including consultation time) and most clients find the procedure isn't painful.

What Types of Cheek Fillers are there?

Dermal fillers in the UK can be made up of hyaluronic acid, calcium, collagen, hydroxylapatite and poly L lactic acid. At our clinics in Bexley and Brighton Dani Louise Aesthetics only use Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers as we believe these are the safest dermal fillers on the market and can easily be dissolved in cases of emergency or if a client does not like the changes to the face from treatment.

What are the Benefits of Cheek Fillers?

The main benefit of cheek fillers is, of course, to add volume and definition to the cheek area. Due to several reasons such as ageing, weight loss, a shift in hormone levels, smoking, exposure to UV rays, and injury, the facial skin can lose volume and laxity. As a result, the cheekbone area can appear sunken, by using cheek filler we can restore the loss of volume and cheek definition.

The benefits aren't purely cosmetic though, as cheek fillers also bring hydration to the skin and the results are immediate.

Another benefit of cheek fillers compared to other treatments such as a face lift or cheek implants is that the procedure is minimally invasive, will not leave a scar and has a quick recovery time.

Are there any Risks to getting Cheek Fillers?

Cheek fillers are usually low risk when done by a specialised practitioner, there can be complications if administered by someone who isn't adequately trained and qualified. To reduce adverse events, only those that have received appropriate training should be performing aesthetic treatments like cheek fillers.

Understanding the vascular anatomy of the face and adequate training are the keys in minimising the risk during filler injection procedures, bearing in mind that blood vessel anatomy can vary among patients.

Complications can be both immediate and delayed, with delayed complications sometimes taking weeks - and even up to a year to develop. Immediate complications are usually caused by improper or wrong filler material and include:

  • Skin discolouration

  • Redness

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Asymmetry

  • Skin irregularities and lumps

Delayed complications include:

  • Migration of filler

  • Immune reactions

  • Scarring and discolouration

How Long do Cheek Fillers Last?

Cheek fillers can last between 8-12 months. However, you may need a top up to achieve the results you want.

How much do Cheek Fillers Cost?

The price of cheek fillers varies depending on the type of filler and where you have them injected. Prices in the UK can range between around £150 to over £1000 in some locations such as Harley Street in London. At Dani Louise Aesthetics clinics in Bexley, Sidcup Kent and Brighton West Sussex, prices start at £160 for 1ml of cheek fillers.

Do Cheek Fillers Require any Aftercare?

There is little downtime after cheek fillers as it is a minimally invasive procedure, however some clients may experience bruising and slight swelling afterwards - this is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

To avoid excess bruising and swelling, Dani Louise Aesthetics injectors advise all clients to avoid drinking alcohol and strenuous exercise for 48 hours, this will help keep inflammation down. We also recommend avoiding exposure to extreme heat or sun, like sunbathing or sunbeds. If you can't avoid being in the sun then use sun protection.

Facials and chemical peels should also be avoided for up to 14 days after cheek fillers as they can cause the fillers to dissolve or migrate.

For more information on Cheek Filler treatments book in for a consultation at Dani Louise Aesthetics clinic in Sidcup, Bexley Kent or Brighton, West Sussex.


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