Cheek Enhancement

Cheek enhancement involves the use of dermal fillers injected into the mid-face to add contour, shape, volume and structure to the face.

Suitable for

Cheek contour, Replacing lost volume, Lift lower face, Sculpting

Downtime

2-7 days

Longevity

12 - 18 months

Time

30 to 45 minutes

Cost

Practitioner dependent, please see FAQs below

Cheek enhancement treatment
Cheek enhancement can address multiple concerns in the face as the mid-face region (below the eyes to the lips) is often the first part of the face to show signs of ageing.

As we age, we the fat pads under our skin which normally support the overlying skin and add contour to our face, begin to flatten and migrate down the face.

Combined with a loss of subcutaneous tissue and changes to bone structure, this results in the loss of the natural contour of the cheek, flattening of the face and the development of nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines) and jowl formation.

Cheek enhancement treatment before and after
By adding dermal filler to the deep layers of the skin and replacing the lost fat and bone, it is possible to change the shape of the face, enhance the cheekbones and improve facial symmetry.

Treating the cheek area with dermal fillers as an initial treatment, we can often address multiple concerns at once, giving an instant ‘liquid facelift’. Often we suggest cheek enhancement as the very first treatment for those who are new to injectables.

Cheek enhancement treatment before and after 2

At Youth Lab, we use temporary dermal fillers containing a naturally occurring substance found within the skin. Dermal fillers are used to soften wrinkles, replace lost volume and contour the face.

FAQs

What does the treatment involve?

A consultation with one of our doctors or nurses is essential prior to undertaking any treatment. A treatment plan will be arranged to address individual concerns and desired aesthetic outcome.

Cheek enhancement is a relatively painless procedure with minimal downtime. The treatment involves the injection of small amounts of dermal filler into different areas of the cheek. Each treatment is different depending on an individual’s anatomy and facial structure.

The treatment may involve the injection of small amounts of filler using multiple injections or the use of a blunt-ended microcannula to ensure an even and uniform distribution of the dermal filler and ensure a smooth and contoured result. Injection technique is injector dependent. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort and the dermal fillers used at Youth Lab also contain anaesthetic.

The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. Sometimes combination treatment with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be performed in other areas.

How long does results last?

Results are instantaneous however the final result may not be evident for 3-4 weeks until the dermal filler fully integrates and swelling has reduced.

The longevity of dermal fillers in the cheeks/midface varies and results are temporary with most cases lasting from 12 to 18 months depending on the type of dermal filler used. Longevity also depends on the amount of dermal filler required.

Best results are generally with at least 1ml of dermal filler for each cheek as a minimum. Individual factors also impact the longevity of results such as metabolism and smoking. This will be discussed at length during initial consultation and when deciding on a treatment plan.

What happens after my treatment?

There is minimal associated downtime with cheek enhancement and patients can generally return to their normal activities following the treatment. As with any dermal filler or cosmetic injectable procedure there may be some swelling, redness and bruising to the injected area which can persist anywhere from 24 hours to one week.

Once this swelling and bruising settles down the final result is evident. Follow-up in 3-4 weeks following initial treatment is recommended to determine if more filler is required and if the desired outcome has been reached. It may take multiple treatments using multiple syringes of dermal filler to achieve the desired result.

Youth Lab specialises in natural results. We use advanced injection techniques and high quality products and aim for patients to walk out of their first treatment with a very natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided following treatment.

Are there any risks with cheek enhancements?

There are minimal side effects associated with dermal fillers and cheek enhancement. These may include local swelling, redness and bruising as the lips have a very rich blood supply.

Rare complications include allergic reactions, the formation of granulomas, delayed onset nodules, secondary bacterial or viral infections (for example reactivation of the cold sore virus), damage to vascular structures, ischaemia and blindness (very rare).

Dermal filler injections cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently unwell, have taken a course of Roaccutane in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies.

What are the costs?

Youth Lab has one of the leading reputations in Perth when it comes to consistently delivering subtle yet striking, natural results for cheek enhancements.

Our practitioners use the product that is best suited for your cheeks and will advise the quantity you will need to get the desired result.

  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $750 for 1ml
  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $650 for 1ml

Pricing is product dependant.

Please note discounts are available when multiple syringes of filler are used in the same treatment session. We also have packages for cheek enhancement which offer significant savings.