High, voluminous cheekbones have always been a sign of youth and beauty, but over time the cheeks begin to lose volume. As bone density diminishes and skin thins, facial folds and hollows become more pronounced, adding years to our appearance.
Until recently, a malarplasty, or surgical cheek augmentation, was the only way to add volume to the cheek area. Today, a minimally-invasive, no downtime office treatment is available at Essence Medical in Glasgow using longer-lasting dermal fillers to provide volume, fullness and definition to the face.
Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is a quick, walk-in, walk-out treatment that restores height, definition and fullness to the cheek area. Dermal fillers are injected at varying depths to plump the cheek area and restore natural volume and fullness instantly. Cheekbones become more defined, the overlying skin looks tighter and nose to mouth folds are softened. Results last from 18-24 months or longer.
What is non surgical Cheek Augmentation?
The non-surgical, non invasive cheek augmentation and reshaping involves the use of a dermal filler – Teosyal ULTIMATE injected to reshape and contour the cheek to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance, in a quick, safe and effective out-patient treatment.
Who is a good candidate for cheek augmentation with dermal fillers?
Any patient who desires an improvement in the size and shape of the cheeks may be suitable for this non-surgical treatment. Patients with a flat or poor mid face shape can improve the balance of their face with this treatment. Also, patients who have deformities of the cheeks either from birth or from injuries can achieve significant improvement without the pain, risk and recovery associated with surgery.
How long do the results last?
Teosyal ULTIMATE will provide long lasting improvement in cheek shape for approximately 18 months. Repeat treatments are recommended every 12 months to maintain the desired shape.
How is non surgical cheek augmentation treatment performed?
Initial consultation will determine the goals of treatment, make note of any associated abnormalities or asymmetry and plan the optimum non-surgical cheek augmentation to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Treatment is carried out at our private cosmetic clinic in Glasgow and takes 15 - 20 minutes. A local anaesthetic injection is used to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Teosyal ULTIMATE is injected into the cheeks to improve the shape, profile, projection and symmetry.
Will I experience any discomfort during the treatment? How about bruising?
Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment and no bruising should occur with the careful techniques used. Any mild bruising will usually resolve after 1 week. Your cheeks may feel tender for the first 3 – 5 days. Most of our patients are surprised to experience virtually no pain at all.
When will results be seen after non surgical cheek augmentation?
Improvement in the shape and projection of the cheeks will be seen immediately following non-surgical cheek augmentation. Any swelling will resolve in 1 week.
Will I experience any side effects from the treatment?
Side effects from this treatment are mild and usually include injection-related side effects such as slight redness and mild bruising or swelling. Generally, these side effects dissipate within a few hours or days.
How much time is needed for cheek augmentation and can I go on with my day following treatment?
Typically the treatment is complete in less than an hour. Most people feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately following their appointment. Make-up may be applied following the treatment.
Are there any alternative treatments?
Individuals who are looking for more permanent improvement may want to consider a cosmetic surgery procedure called Malarplasty, which involves inserting a small implant into the mid-cheek area through an incision in the mouth.
What other treatments are usually done in conjunction with Cheek Augmentation?
Other treatments often performed at the same visit to rejuvenate the mid to upper face include wrinkle reduction with Botox to relax frown lines and crow’s feet, Juvederm Ultra to diminish under eye hollows, and chemical skin peels which can noticeably tighten skin and erase years from your appearance.