Cheek Filler

 

Cheek filler can be used for a variety of reasons:

  1. to add dimension to the face
  2. to soften lower face heaviness and nasolabial folds
  3. to replace volume loss

In both our Pasadena & Beverly Hills locations we carry a variety of injectable fillers. Dr. Kay typically uses the following three fillers for beautiful cheek sculpting results.

  • Radiesse
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Voluma

In addition to facial rejuvenation, most HA fillers stimulate natural collagen growth and build facial foundation.

Fillers like Restylane Lyft naturally occuring acid in our bodies known as hyaluronic acid.

 

Choosing the best filler for you depends on a variety of factors.

Patients will generally opt for HA fillers like Restylane Lyft for if they’re getting cheek filler for the first time or unsure if they will like the results. Fillers like Restylane Lyft are designed to be reversible should you dislike your results or have a change of heart.

Fillers like Radiesse are great for facial sculpting targeting areas like the cheeks, chin, and jawline. As a calcium based filler, Radiesse does a beautiful job at achieving a contoured, model-esque look. Calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel make-up Radiesse. Similar to hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, it can effectively rejuvenate lost volume in the face.

Voluma for cheek augmentation is a great choice in instances when longevity is important to a patient. Part of the Juvederm Collection, Voluma uses an advanced technology known as Vycross to lift and replace lost volume in the mid-face and cheek area.

Vycross technology is responsible for Voluma’s unprecedented longevity. As a filler that can last up to two year, Voluma is a great option for cheek filler.

HA fillers like Restylane Lyft are reversible with an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase.

As soon as hyaluronidase is injected, it begins to break down the filler. There are instances when multiple treatments are necessary to fully dissolve the filler.This is a great option for anyone that is new to filler or is unsure if they would like their results from a hyaluronic acid filler.

Unlike HA fillers, Radiesse and Sculptra cannot be dissolved. If patients decide that they are unhappy with their results or simply no longer want the filler, they will have to wait for it to dissolve over time.
The longevity of fillers varies across the board.

  • HA fillers typically last up between 6-12 months. Touch-ups periodically, help prolong results.
  • Radiesse lasts anywhere from 12-18 months with a recommended touch-up at around 9 months.
  • Voluma can last up to two years.

Five Minute Friday: What Filler Should You Use on Your Face?

Happy Friday Beauties! On this week’s Five Minute Friday, I’m debunking everything you’ve been told about fillers. Being in this industry for nearly twenty years, I’m frequently asked through DMs, emails, and friends for filler recommendations and which ones are appropriate for specific areas of the face. Not only is every filler manufactured differently, but many of them are also made to target specific areas. The facial anatomy and skin elasticity vary from patient to patient, making it absolutely necessary to seek out an injector that is capable of guiding you in the right direction. As a facial plastic surgeon, I have had countless patients come in for hyaluronidase injections — the injectable used to dissolve HA fillers — because of work they received from an inexperienced injector. This episode is a great way to learn about the options available when it comes to beauty maintenance! Have a topic you want to be covered on the podcast? Send me a DM or email info@beautybydrkay.com!

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