How could cheek fillers bring back your self-confidence?

 As we age or if we lose weight, we can lose the plumpness that gives our cheeks a youthful look. In fact, we can begin to look a little gaunt. Our cheeks are the basis for our facial features, supporting the eyes and improving the jawline, and giving the face its heart shape.

As we age and lose cheek volume they flatten, and we can see shadows on our face. That can do such damage to our self-confidence.

What causes this loss of volume?

There is a reduction of collagen and elastin in the tissues which supports the skin as we grow older because our body produces less. This gradual loss from the age of 25 reduces the firmness in our skin and can make it appear saggy, too. The collagen loss is also combined with gravity acting on our skins gradually over decades, and the natural loss of the fat layer which skin sits upon as we age.

 Can we encourage the body to produce collagen?

 Yes, we can, with a good diet full of the right nutrients such as vitamins A and C and omega-3 oils and reducing the intake of carbohydrates and sugar as both cause inflammation which damages collagen.

We can also use serums and creams with ingredients, which help to stimulate the production of collagen and we should also avoid UV rays, pollution, smoking, and caffeine which produce free radicals that attack the skin’s collagen.

 If we’ve developed hollow cheeks, how can we combat them?

 Cheek enhancement is an effective treatment.

Aesthetics practitioners use tiny amounts of dermal filler injected across the cheeks to sculpt their shape and bring volume back to the cheeks. They can also be used to build up cheek bones to create a desirable, heart shape to the face.

A substance which occurs naturally within the body, hyaluronic acid, is used to make the gel filler which reduces the chance of an allergic reaction.

It takes on the body’s characteristics and you shouldn’t feel it under the skin once the treatment is over. The results using fillers are instant and last for up to 24 months, depending on the strength of the product used, your lifestyle, and your skin type.

 How long does it take and how much does it cost?

 A 1ml syringe of hyaluronic acid cheek filler will cost from £350 or 2ml for £450 if done at the same sitting, and the procedure will take between 45 and 60 minutes. It’s advisable to avoid the sun, drinking alcohol to excess, or exercise for 24 hours after the treatment.

The treatment will be reviewed after two weeks.

 Will it hurt?

 There may be a little discomfort, but most people don’t feel anything.

There could be some redness and minor swelling at the infection sites, and people prone to having cold sores may experience one after treatment.

 What happens over time?

 The gel breaks down in your body and it is reabsorbed, so the benefits of the treatment fades in time.

The treatment can also be reversed by another injection, if necessary.

 Would you like to know more about cheek fillers? Book a consultation or free skin clarity call with me here. You could also download my skincare tips!