Length of procedure
Topical local anaesthetic cream
Home the same day
Time off work
Time off exercise
Time to fully settle
Sleep on back for 1-2 nights
As we age there is loss of volume in the face as well as descent of the soft tissues. This is where dermal fillers can be used to add volume and thus restore a more youthful appearance.
The cheeks are a particular place where this volume loss and descent occurs. Injection of filler material can be performed deep (on the bone) to add volume, or in the subcutaneous tissue to add shape and contour.
Even if there is no volume loss or descent of the soft tissue, cheek filler can be used in younger patients to create a more prominent “cheek bones”, creating a heart shaped face.
Cheek fillers last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. The volume required varies from patient to patient. However, more than 1ml is usually required to notice a difference.
Cheek filler can be painful during the injection process. Some patients also notice tenderness and pain for a few days afterwards.
Bruising and pain may occur after cheek filler. Vascular occlusion is also a potential complication. Although his is rare and the risk reduced with proper injection technique.
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