Cheek Filler Enhancement

Why Chose Dermal fillers for Cheek Augmentation?

Written by Dr Julian De Silva

Over time our cheeks can flatten and our original natural cheek curvature can start soften and appear lower. Ageing changes also take place under the surface of the skin where the gradual loss of supportive tissue structures and the long-term effects of gravity mean that larger areas of your face lose volume and shape. These changes particularly affect the cheeks and chin.

Carefully placed filler treatments add volume to beauty points or replace volume where it has been lost. We use dermal fillers designed to add lift and shape and show instant results that last 6 to 24 months.

Advanced dermal fillers can therefore restore our ageing loss of volume in the cheeks, help replenish hollows, and work to build up cheekbones. Although different HA Filler products can be used (These include Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma and Volbella) that have characteristics that particularly favour improving cheeks, and are designed to tackle larger areas of volume loss for a flattering and refreshed look which lasts.

What does Cheek Filler involve at The Centre?

De Silva and his team will use a numbing local anaesthesia cream to reduce discomfort from the procedure. The numbing cream is specially made for Dr De Silva and was designed in Beverley Hills and manufactured in Germany. After this a small anaesthetic injection is applied in the already numb area. The Dermal Filler is then used to augment the cheeks. At The Centre we used ‘Fast-Healing’ techniques that utilize a Cannula to administer the filler for most patients, this results in less swelling and bruising than older needle based techniques. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used on other facial areas at the same time as on the cheeks to give an enhanced natural result. At The Centre we specialize in ‘Natural Looking Results’, common areas for filler enhancement include the chin & jaw line, nasolabial folds, eye area (termed tear trough), the nose, and lip enhancement.

When will I see the Results from Cheek Fillers at The Centre?

At The Centre you can expect to see relatively ‘Instant Results’ with our filler treatments. There will be minor swelling after filler treatment that for most patients resolves over night, more rarely there can be mild swelling for 5-days (in approximately 5%). There is a small possibility, <2% of a minor bruise, this will resolve over a few days. We use the latest in technology to enhance recovery such as ‘No-Needle” Cannula techniques that enhance recovery. For most patients, the final results of cheek fillers will be evident approximately 5-days after the swelling subsides. With our techniques (Cannula based technique, application of filler at deeper levels) and filler choice will last 18 – 24 months, although results may vary from patient to patient.

Female model - after treatment by Julian De Silva M.B.B.S, M.D.

Will I Look Natural with Cheek Fillers?

At The Centre, we specialise in Natural Looking Results. We believe in a natural augmentation of the Cheek Area. Dr De Silva has pioneered research in the area of facial beauty and this has been published in the mainstream media and multiple TV Channels. Dr De Silva developed the application of the Phi Golden Ratio (used in the many of the most famous Renaissance paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci) to the human face and has multiple trained specialists at The Centre to apply the principles of this facial Balance and Beautification. At The Centre we have treated many Celebrities and A-Listers with these techniques to enhance natural beauty, a term we describe as Beautification of the Face, enhancing the natural Phi Golden Ratio Lines. Of Key importance with Filler rejuvenation is avoiding excessive filler use as this no longer looks natural or beautiful, Key is application of filler in specific areas of the face that differ on each individual’s facial characteristics. The application of Cheek Filler is different in Masculine and Feminine Face, in women is focused along the Phi Golden Ratio lines of the Cheek, in men is focus along the lines of the chin and jaw line. If you have already had treatment that has been excessive it may be necessary to dissolve the existing filler or wait for the filler to resolve. At The Centre we specialise in Natural Looking Results.

At The Centre we have pioneered research and understanding into the aesthetics of the face. What makes a beautiful face shape?

Will I experience any discomfort or pain?

We use a combination of treatments to minimise discomfort, these include the use of a powerful numbing local anaesthetic cream that is specially made for The Centre. We use State-of-The-Art Cannula (no needle) technique to minimise discomfort. We use fillers that have incorporated anaesthetic into the injectable fillers to increase patient comfort. At The Centre we use additional numbing and vibration devises that use the Nobel Prize winning research on ‘The Gate Control Theory of Pain” to minimise discomfort. At The Centre, we take the above measures to ensure most patients only experience minor discomfort.

Are there any Risks or Complications?

Studies on safety of fillers have reported filler treatments as relatively safe with few side effects when completed by trained specialists. Recorded adverse events are usually minor including temporary injection site redness for less than three days. Patients may occasionally report temporary symptoms of redness, swelling, discomfort, lumps-bumpy changes, bruising, itching or change in colour. Infection is very rare however it is important that the treatment is completed in a CQC registered site (Care Quality Commission) and sterile precautions when having filler treatments. At The Centre all treatments are completed in our specialist Facial Centre on Harley Street. Serious side effects such as damage to skin (termed Necrosis) or damage to vision have very rarely been reported. Dr De Silva has pioneered the teaching of other doctors to avoid these serious issues in both National and International Conferences since 2012. Fillers are currently lacking from regulation, which remains a controversy in the UK. Precautions can be taken with competent practitioners to avoid these serious complications. Dr De Silva has trained his team at The Centre to avoid these unfortunate issues by utilising modern safe and newer techniques.

What treatments are best avoided in the Cheeks?

We use a combination of treatments to focus on a natural rejuvenation that is both safe, long lasting and safe. Over the last 5-years fillers have become more and more popular as both the quality of the filler product has reached new levels of quality and safety, in addition our techniques and skills at using them has matured with experience, Dr De Silva has been using non-surgical treatments for patients for over ten years. At The Centre we believe that it is important to avoid potential issues, we believe that there are certain products that are associate with higher risks of issues, including permanent and semi-permanent fillers, as in some patients this can result in long-term issues. In addition a number of highly marked products have shown to have minimal results, many patients have presented to us disappointed by the lack of results from treatments including Thermage, Ultherapy and thread lifts. At The Centre we do not offer any of these treatments which have minimal results.

Some patients may have facial anatomy which is characterised by marked recession of cheeks and these patients are better suited to a surgical correction including the use of a fat transfer or cheek implants. At The Centre, De Silva a Specialist Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon is able to offer both Surgical and Non-Surgical treatments. Most clinics are only able to offer non-surgical treatment.

Facial anatomy which is characterised by marked recession of cheeks

Research completed at The Centre analysed the most beautiful human faces and developed an algorithm based on the Phi Golden Ratio. This can be applied to the human face to improve facial balance and enhance attractive qualities. Eyebrows Kim Kardashian had the most beautiful eyebrows with a score of 94.85% proportioned to the Phi Golden Ratio.

Cheek Filler Overview

  • Why? Rejuvenate natural loss of volume & Increased Beautification of your face
  • How? Longer acting HA-Fillers, Apply Phi Golden Ratio to give Natural results
  • Safety? Gold Standard FDA-Approved fillers, Cannula ‘No-Needle Technique’ Facial Specialist Expertise
  • Duration? 12-18months (exact duration varies from person to person)
  • Cost? Quantity dependent, Average quantity 2-4 vials of Filler
  • Pain? Special topical Anaesthesia, Cannula Technique, Minimal discomfort
  • Risks? Mild redness, swelling (1-5days), occasional bruising
  • Recovery? Most patients normal activity next day
  • Complimentary Techniques? Fillers to Chin & Lips, Skin Rejuvenation
  • Alternative? We offer Long-term Surgical enhancement (Fat Transfer, Implants)
Awards: Aesthetics Awards London Dr Julian De Silva 2016,2017,2018; RateMDs; RealSelf Top Doctors

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