Cheek Fillers : Non-surgical procedure
Regain youth and look fuller with cheek fillers
Flat and deflated cheeks give a person a gaunt visage, whereas prominent cheeks provide facial fullness that we equate to youth and beauty.
As we age, the prominence in our cheeks is lost due to bone resorption, loss of facial fat, descent of our facial fat pads and sagging of the skin from a lack of skin elasticity.
By carefully administering Cheek Fillers, facial volume can be restored to give a person apple cheeks for that refreshed and youthful look once again! Cheek fillers can also help with the under eyes and lift saggy jowls.
WHAT CHEEK FILLERS ARE USED?
Cheek fillers made up of Hyaluronic Acid are used by Dr Ho Rui Ming because of its excellent safety profile. Additionally, Dr Ho only uses the Juvederm range of fillers that is backed by its’ patented VYCROSS Technology to ensure longer lasting and effective results.
Why hyaluronic acid fillers over other types of fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in many areas of the body including the eyes, joints and skin and can hold 1000x its weight in water. Because it is highly hydrophilic, it gives the skin moisture, volume, elasticity, helps to maintain shape, and also even out depressions in the skin.
But as one ages, HA gets depleted causing a loss in facial volume and wrinkles to form.
HA acts like a sponge to attract water into the skin when injected and plumps up the area. Besides giving instant smoothing results, research from 2007 shows that HA injections boost the skin’s own production of collagen. This means fewer touch-ups may be needed, and that when it’s time for a touch-up, less of the material will be necessary (so repeat treatments should be cheaper). One advantage of HA-based fillers over earlier options is that because HA is found naturally in the body there’s no risk of allergic reaction.
These dermal fillers are US – FDA approved.
Frequently Asked Questions ABOUT cheek fillers
HOW IS THE CHEEK FILLERS PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Local anaesthesia is first administered to the cheek region where it is to be filled; the filler is then administered via the entry point. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. Effects are seen immediately and no downtime is required.
HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?
This varies for each person, but the results usually lasts up to 18 – 24 months.
IS IT A SAFE PROCEDURE? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
After the procedure, you may experience some tightness which should subside in a few days. Avoid applying too much pressure on the treated area as this may affect the distribution of the filler.