Gravity and time are the twin enemies of beauty. As we get older, our face begins to sag, although throughout our thirties we can artistically fool the eye with clever application of blusher; creating light and shade with a deft hand and a good brush.
Reality dawns in our forties though, when sagging facial features are beyond the help of make-up. We lose volume in our upper face, which combined with the natural southern fall of our features, really makes us look older; more drawn-dare we say jowly.
There was a time when only a surgical facelift or cheek implants could assist with loss of facial volume; now thanks to major medical advances in cosmetic medicine we have a number of highly effective, non-surgical options.
As loss of volume causes a flattening out of the mid face, augmentation of the cheeks lifts the area, eliminating sagging and adding youthful definition. There are several different products, but the skill of the practitioner is the real key. There’s both an art and a science to cheek augmentation.
Dermal Fillers – Treatment Options
Dermal fillers used for cheek augmentation all carry the CE mark and are completely safe; they’re usually in a gel form containing calcium microspheres and are injected using very fine needles. The results are instant and the procedure itself is quick; lasting about 30 minutes.
What Results Can I Expect?
The skilled, precise injection of dermal filler around the cheek area gently lifts and rounds them and gives them back their prominence in balance with the rest of the face.
Having cheek augmentation also tightens the surrounding skin, lending a harmonious look to your whole face without looking too angular; the result is a gorgeous new you; yet subtle and natural looking.
The results are flattering-just look any the before and after photos on the site-and the key to good cheek augmentation is a measured, precise approach. The best facial work should never be obvious; it should enhance your looks, not alter them beyond recognition.
Does Cheek Augmentation Hurt?
A painkiller is added to the filler gel, and the injections are done a few at a time so you can stop and take a breather if you need to. There isn’t any recovery period required; you can carry on as normal. You might have a little swelling afterwards, but the gel soon dissipates into the surrounding areas so it’ll look and feel completely natural.