Cheek Filler Treatment
As we age the amount of fat in the face is reduced, causing the cheeks to become flat and giving more of a sunken look.
Dermal fillers can be injected into to the cheek area to restore lost volume and form more youthful contours.
Moreover, dermal filler injected into the cheeks can also have the added benefit of lifting the lower nasolabial area of the face with results that can last up to 18 months.
At Dr Wafaa Clinic in Reading, Dr Wafaa will always look for subtle enhancement that makes you feel refreshed rejuvenated and not overdone.Her goals are to naturally enhance your beauty.
Advantage and Features
Frequently Asked Questions
Cheek filler is a popular procedure that has appeal to a large number of patients.
For the more mature patient, cheek filler can be used to restore lost volume, and lift the face.
For the younger patient, dermal filler can be used to create more of a contoured look in the cheekbone area.
The degree of the result depends on how much dermal filler you have; normally your cheekbones will instantly look more prominent and your face will look more defined.
The best results will be seen after 1 to 3 treatments.
In the week before the treatment, avoid taking aspirin (unless prescribed by a doctor), ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising.
Kindly ensure to inform us of any prescription medication you are taking.
As with most treatments where injections are involved, typical side effects of cheek fillers include
- slight swelling,
- tenderness, and
- bleeding around the points where the needle or cannula was inserted.
But, these should only last for a few days.
Step One – Consultation and Consent
It is important to understand that, whilst dermal fillers are not prescription only medicines, the medication needed to dissolve fillers, hyaluronidase, is. Additionally, the anatomy of the face is complex, it is advisable that you only allow medically qualified practitioners carry out filler treatments.
On arrival at our clinic in Reading, Dr Wafaa will complete a detailed personal details and medical history form with you.She will then discuss your medical history , the procedure, any potential side effects, and clearly highlight the realistic, expected result of the treatment. This process should take as long as you need and allow you to weigh up the benefits against the risks.
You will then sign and date your completed consent form.
Photos of the area to be treated will be taken for records and comparison later on with the after result.These Photos might be shared on Social Media for teaching and marketing purpose, but your consent will be taken prior to that.If you don’t prefer the photos to be released, the images will be kept confidential for medical records only.
Dr Wafaa might also do some drawing to explain to you what you will have and your expectations.
Step Two – Your Treatment
Your treatment will take around 30 minutes.
The first part of your treatment will be removal of any makeup and sterilisation of the area to be treated with an antibacterial/alcohol wipe.
The area to be treated will then be numbed using an anaesthetic cream to the area 20 minutes or so prior to injection. This helps to numb the area to be treated and reduces pain when the needle is inserted into the skin. The anaesthetic effects of numbing creams like EMLA last around 30-60 minutes.
Dr Wafaa will use a needle to inject small amounts of filler into the cheeks. A variety of techniques can be used, depending on the filler being used and area being treated.
After the filler has been injected, She may manipulate and massage the filler to ensure it is evenly distributed and correctly placed.
Step Three – The Check-Up
You will be offered a free check-up, two weeks after your treatment.
This allows Dr Wafaa to check that the dose administered was appropriate for the agreed outcome and that the healing process is smooth.
Final Step – The Repeat Treatment
Depending on how quickly you metabolise the filler and which product you were treated with, you will require a repeat treatment 9-12 months after your initial treatment.
You will be advised by Dr Wafaa regarding when you may require a repeat treatment.