How Long Does Cheek Filler Last?

Cheek fillers are a great way to create volume and smooth out fine lines. Learn how long they last and how to get most out of your injections from an expert.

How Long Does Cheek Filler Last?

Cheek fillers are a great way to create volume and smooth out fine lines, but it's important to understand how long they last and how to get the most out of your injections. Immediately after the procedure, our professionals recommend gently massaging the injected areas to ensure adequate distribution of the product and minimize the risk of lumps formation. It usually takes about two weeks for the filling to settle and integrate into the surrounding tissue. The duration of the filling depends on the type of filler and where it is placed.

A lip filler injection usually lasts three to three years, while a cheek filler usually lasts six to twelve months. To put it in the right context, treatment with cheekbone fillers is greatly affected by diet, stress levels and the degree of exposure to the sun's rays. In addition to the dermal layer, fillers can also be injected into the bone to help eliminate deeper gaps and shadows under the eyes. Dark shadows under the eyes are related to sagging cheeks, which can be solved by placing an ingenious filler for the cheeks, usually in the area where the eyelid meets the cheek.

This type of injection creates a “plumping” effect that increases the volume of the cheeks, restores the natural structure of the cheekbones and provides a boost to the middle and lower parts of the face. Even better, a dermal filler procedure is low-risk and has no downtime. It may increase the risk of swelling and deformation at the injection site. Stay upright for three to four hours after dermal filler treatment.

Also, avoid touching or applying pressure to the treated part. Doing so will prevent the filling from spreading to other parts of the body. While social media may give the impression that infill migration is common, it's actually a very rare side effect. Dermal fillers are a great option for creating volume and smoothing fine lines, but you should choose the filler carefully to get the most out of your injections.

While it's not recommended to apply too much filler to your face, you can ask your doctor for more. It's important to remember that localized swelling is expected after a filler treatment and should go away on its own. Injecting the filler too quickly can place excessive pressure on the treatment area, increasing the likelihood of migration. Regardless of the type of filler you choose, consulting with your doctor, asking all questions, and making sure you're comfortable are critical to achieving the best results over a longer period of time.

Most of the time, a dermal filler procedure uses a hyaluronic acid filler to create moderate cheek improvements. The general, but minor, side effects of cheekbone filler treatments are itching, redness, bruising, swelling, and bleeding.