Does Cheek Filler Look Weird at First?

Learn about cheek filler injections: what they are used for, potential risks involved and how long they last.

Does Cheek Filler Look Weird at First?

In some cases, bruising may occur. One cheek may look slightly different from the other, but this is common in patients who are initially asymmetric. We recommend that dermal fillers take about two weeks to settle and the swelling goes away. It is important to note that there is a risk of bruising with this treatment, as well as any injectable treatment.

Pittsburgh board-certified dermatologist Nicole Vélez, MD, suggests that patients arrive early if they want an anesthetic cream to reduce pain caused by punctured injections. Aftercare is minimal, although bruising and swelling are common, but will go away over the course of a week. It is advised to try not to lie on the stomach that night, but it is hard to control how one sleeps at night. A rare but serious risk of filling being placed is vascular occlusion, which occurs when a provider accidentally injects the filler into a blood vessel.

Should a patient begin to show any warning symptoms, such as blurred vision or skin discoloration, Dr. Vélez says she would quickly inject hyaluronidase to neutralize the filler and send it to the emergency room. However, there is a demographic group in which the use of fillers is not recommended: pregnant or breastfeeding women. We source well-known and respected filler brands, such as Juvederm, Belotero and Teosyal, from reputable pharmacies.

Patients with a rounder, plumper face can also achieve a more sculpted look with dermal fillers. Next, cheek fillers before and after facial contouring show that a more heart-shaped profile can be achieved, especially in women. At Lazaderm in Chandler, AZ, our filler injectors offer a free consultation for each patient. If you and the provider agree on the treatment plan, you may receive an injection the same day.

You can return to work or normal activities right away. You may experience mild swelling, but it may decrease in the first few days. The duration of the filling depends on the type of filler and where it is placed; you can expect the results to last 6 months to 2 years. For example, patients who want a more balanced facial profile can use cheek fillers along with jawline and chin fillers.

The presence of many solid dark circles under the eyes is related to the sagging of the cheek, and can be reduced by placing an intelligent filler near the nasal bridge, in an area he calls the junction between the eyelids and cheeks. Dermal filler is an FDA-approved injectable that helps soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve symmetry and create volume or dimension. However, for those who may be losing volume or experiencing deeper lines near the nose and mouth, a provider may inject into the larger part of the cheek. Biostimulators are another category of dermal fillers that can be used on the cheekbones to improve projection.

However, because each patient's bone structure is different and has personal expectations, the filler injection differs from person to person. In general, the use of fillers in the under-eye region can provide a non-surgical solution for treating signs of aging and improving the appearance of the face.