Cheek filler is gel like substance made up of plumping agent naturally found in our skin. They are used to create or restore volume in the cheeks. Cheek fillers can be used to replace lost volume, even out asymmetry or enhance areas such as cheek bones. By treating the cheek region, we often observe an improvement in the appearance of other surrounding areas such as dark eye circles and deep smiles lines and jowls. There are many different types of cheek fillers approved for cosmetic use in Australia. They vary in strength, mouldability, softness and longevity. At COCO Skin Clinic we only offer premium-grade cheek fillers to our patients.
Before the Treatment
Prior to cheek filler treatment at COCO Skin Clinic you will receive a face-to-face consultation with Dr Jane Lucas to determine if this is the right treatment for you. During this time, you will be able to ask questions and have any concerns addressed. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to ensure that all make-up and residue is removed prior to treatment. It will be disinfected using medicated solution.
During the Treatment
Topical numbing cream will be applied to treatment areas. We also use premium cheek fillers which all contain a numbing agent in their composition. We also use advanced injecting techniques. With these measures, most people find that cheek filler treatment is only minimally uncomfortable.
After the Treatment
You may experience minor localised bruising and swelling of the treated area following cheek filler treatment. The extent of this is very individual – however, we find that in most people, localised swelling settles within 24-48 hours and bruising (if any) settles within a few days. However, we do recommend that you allow 2 weeks recovery period before any major social events.
The results of cheek filler treatment are evident immediately.
- Higher, more defined cheekbones
- Restore cheek volume loss
- Improve under eye hollowing and dark circles
- Lift nasolabial/smile lines and jowls
- Correct asymmetries
- Overall full-face rejuvenation (see our popular COCO Packages for more details)
Longevity of Results
The typical longevity of premium cheek filler treatment is 12 – 18+ months. Most people start with 2-4mls for cheek filler treatment. Following the initial treatment, termed ‘foundation filler’, maintaining the results often requires less syringes of cheek filler, in most individuals. For example, to maintain the results from a non-surgical cheek filler treatment, most people can simply ‘top up’ annually with approximately half of the amount of cheek filler used in their initial treatment. This treatment program is only a guide and Dr Jane Lucas will recommend the treatment plan that is right for you.
For Added Benefit
See here for our popular COCO Packages which combine wrinkle relaxer and cheek filler treatments.