What Does Cheek Filler Do?

At Aiken Medical Aesthetics, we believe everyone deserves to feel beautiful and confident in their skin. We offer a variety of anti-aging treatments to help you achieve this goal, radiating confidence from the inside out. Cheek filler is a great way to add lost volume to your face that naturally occurs with age. If you’ve been wondering “what does cheek filler do?”–we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know in the guide below.

What is Cheek Filler?

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved injections that help add fullness and volume to an area. In the case of cheek filler, injections are administered into the cheek area to restore lost volume and help fill in hollow areas in the cheeks. Cheek filler injections produce a lifted, full look for your cheeks and in turn, help you to maintain a more youthful appearance.

Most cheek filler injections are made of a gel-like substance made of hyaluronic acid. Creating volume and helping the skin stay hydrated will make your cheeks appear fuller and more vibrant after receiving cheek fillers. Using cheek fillers to create a youthful appearance is a non-invasive and safe way to look youthful without requiring surgical procedures.

What does Cheek Filler Do?

Using cheek filler to enhance your facial appearance allows you to personalize your look, as injections can be placed at different points within the cheek region. Proper placement of cheek filler by our trusted Medical Aesthetics team ensures you will receive the youthful benefits you are looking for. During your initial consultation, we’ll learn important information about your medical history and discuss your specific appearance goals.

Cheek filler can address several common concerns associated with aging, such as:

  • Plumping and lifting laugh lines
  • Improve dark undereye circles that are due to sagging cheeks
  • Add volume and fullness to cheeks
  • Enhancing cheekbone appearance
  • Smoothing lines or wrinkles in the area

Side Effects of Cheek Filler

Cheek filler may cause minor side effects such as redness, swelling, bumps, bruising, or tenderness at the site of injection. However, these side effects are considered mild and will typically resolve on their own within a week of the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after cheek filler treatment with no downtime. Serious complications associated with cheek fillers are very rare.

Cheek Filler Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do the results of cheek filler last?

Every patient will respond differently to cheek fillers, however, most injections last for about 6 to 18 months. The longevity of dermal cheek filler may also depend on how many treatment sessions you’ve received previously. Additionally, every patient’s genetic response to cheek filler injections will vary, which means the longevity varies quite a bit between patients.

Your Aiken Medical Aesthetics team is here to guide you through the process and help determine the appropriate amount of cheek filler to help you achieve the results you seek. 

Are cheek filler treatments safe and is there any discomfort during the procedure?

Cheek filler injections are a safe, low-risk procedure when administered by our professionally trained team at Aiken Medical Aesthetics. When performed by a trusted medical professional on our team, serious side effects from the procedure are rare. Over time, the materials used in cheek filler will naturally dissolve and be absorbed by your body. However, cheek filler can also be manually dissolved sooner, if needed.

There is very little to no pain associated with cheek filler injections. Some patients experience a slight pain or pinching feeling during the procedure, but it is not considered painful. Depending on the type of cheek filler your provider has chosen, a topical numbing agent may be applied to the area before injections.

Can I combine cheek fillers with other cosmetic treatments?

Some cosmetic treatments can safely be combined with cheek filler treatments. However, it is important to speak to your Aiken Medical Aesthetics provider to ensure the safety of these interactions and minimize any potential side effects. Combining specific dermal fillers with other treatments may increase the risk of swelling, bruising, or other complications.

Achieve a Natural, Youthful Look with Cheek Filler

With the help of Aiken Medical Aesthetics, you can spend less time wondering “what does cheek filler do” and more time enjoying the amazing benefits for yourself. Our elite board-certified medical providers can help you achieve a natural, youthful look with cheek filler, adding volume and vibrancy back to your face. To learn more, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.