Cheek Augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler (Juvéderm® Voluma)
Cheek enhancement is a procedure designed to replace volume loss in the cheeks. By replacing volume to the cheeks the appearance of redundant skin is reduced and more youthful and attractive facial contours can be achieved. There are a number of options for cheek enhancement including surgically inserted implants, fat grafting, or, more recently, by means of non-surgical techniques using dermal filler injections.
The non-surgical cheek enhancement procedure begins with the practitioner examining the patients face deciding where to add volume in order to enhance the appearance most. Then the filler is injected deep within the soft tissues of the cheek to help lift the mid-face at the same time.
As the treatment is carried out with products containing anaesthetic you should not experience pain during the procedure. When the anaesthetic wears off however you can experience a dull ache for the first few hours or days and you are advised to take regular paracetamol during this period.
After the treatment the area will be red and swollen. The effects of the swelling can take up to a week to resolve although the majority of the swelling should start to resolve within a couple of days during which time you are advised to sleep on your back with an extra couple of pillows. There may also be some bruising associated with the treatment that can take a few days to settle down. At the DermaTops clinic we advise our customers to use Lycogel camouflage post procedure. Lycogel will counteract heat sensation, reduce swelling and will camouflage any bruising and/or redness resulting from the procedure. This will enable you to continue with your normal daily activities. Lycogel can also be use as your everyday foundation as it will keep your face protected with non-paraben SPF 30.
There are a number of dermal fillers available for cheek enhancement although at DermaTops we only use hyaluronic acid products as these products are proven to be the safest in the market.
At DermaTops, we offer you a full medical assessment prior to your first treatment. We will advise you on an individualised plan of treatment to suit your needs. This process gives you a great opportunity to ask all the questions that you might have and discuss the treatment plan. Dermal Filler Treatment can be applied alone or in combination with other Treatments.