In many ways, facial fillers have caused a mini-revolution in the world of professional aesthetic procedures. And while in the decades passed, they have slowly, but surely taken over as the main method for facial feature enhancement, moving a lot of procedures, previously done with plastic surgery, to the side, it wasn’t until Hyaluronic acid fillers gained popularity, that the big shift happened. It’s a tectonic change on the beauty market, which is, however, perfectly understandable – a cheek filler, will provide the same, if not better, result, than a surgical procedure, for a fraction of the price and with easily reversible results.

To be blunt, when it comes to anti-aging treatments, using HA based fillers, give better control, requires much less commitment from the person undergoing the procedure and it’s much safer, as it is minimally invasive. An extensive selection of fillers, both in terms of brands and types, offers dermatologists and other licensed professionals, an array of tools to provide highly effective facial rejuvenation and feature augmentation services.

Different Types of Cheek Fillers

Before explaining how dense fillers are used to perform cheek augmentation or cheekbone contouring, it’s worth quickly going over the main types of facial fillers which are used today:

  • Soft – as the name would suggest it, this is a low-density type of Hyaluronic gel. It is intended to offer maximum flowability and effective and naturally looking filling of small, delicate and superficial wrinkles on the surface of the skin. Generally, they last the least time and aren’t effective in instances where a lot of volume must be added.
  • Medium – middle of the road, HA gel, which is neither too thick, nor too soft. These types of filler products’ place in aesthetic medicine is primarily for mid face treatment – nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines. They offer a good balance of gel stability, resilience to body enzymes and volumization, while still being soft enough to not form bumps and take natural form with the muscle movement of the face.
  • Dense – these are the facial fillers with the highest viscoelasticity and the lowest flowability. Thich fillers are intended to stay in place, more or less, which makes them perfect for either filling the most severe form of skin folds, provide a cheek lift effect or, as in this specific instance, be used to contour, shape and enhance facial features to the desired by the patient effect.

Cheek and cheekbone filler, naturally fall in the latter category. In terms of variations, the most common type use is based on Hyaluronic acid. As a base, it offers the most versatile solution and the most granular control over the “output” effect, once the filler is used as part of anti-aging treatments. HA based cheekbone fillers are non-permanent forms of facial rejuvenation of the features. They last up to about a year and a half and can be easily dissolved with Hyaluronidaze enzymes.

On the other hand, the so-called semi-permanent fillers, last about twice as long. These are normally based on Poly-L-Lactic acid, Polycaprolactone or Calcium. While excellent, for giving volume, they are not so easy to remove, meaning that if the person is unhappy with the result, it would be more difficult to correct.

The Cheek Filler Procedure

A main part of the allure of fillers from brands like Revolax, Dermalax or Glowing Fill, as an alternative to plastic surgery, are safety and convenience. A couple of decades ago, a person willing to get more pronounce cheekbones or to regain lost cheek volume, would have to undergo actual surgery. Expensive, invasive and with mandatory downtime, this old method is shunned by a lot of people today. As opposed, using a thick, contouring, facial filler is a 20-to-30-minute process, where the dense gel is applied to the subcutaneous layer of the skin, offering immediate volumization, with minimal to zero risks. Immediately, after the dermatologist or licensed practitioner are done with the cheekbone sculpting, the person is free to go on about their daily schedule.

Maximizing the Benefits of Cheek Fillers

This form of facial augmentation is not permanent, as noted. To achieve the best results, you’ve to opt for a product from a reputable brand – perhaps the Korean Neuramis or one of the premium offers from Restylane and Teosyal. Next, you’ve to make sure that person performing the facial filler procedure is properly licensed, trained and has good feedback from other customers. Be sure to follow their instructions to the letter. It is recommended to do touch-up procedures from time to time, to maintain the achieved results.

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