Have you noticed your face looking hollow, or that your cheeks sink in or droop down?
If you’re seeing too many fine lines and facial wrinkles and wish you still had the youthful, plump cherub cheeks you had in your younger years, cheek fillers from Skin6 may be the solution you’re looking for.
While we can’t turn back time, we can restore youth and beauty with our cosmetic injections and the best cheek fillers in Toronto!
As we age, our collagen begins to break down, and we lose the volume, tension, and elasticity in our skin and face. This can leave us looking weathered, asymmetrical, and wrinkled and begin to weigh on our self-confidence. Luckily, there are fast, effective, and affordable options to rejuvenate our beauty and restore our self-esteem.
What are Cheek Fillers?
Cheek fillers or dermal fillers are non-surgical injectables composed of safe solutions that are injected with fine needles just below the skin’s surface in order to create volume, contour the cheeks, give the look of chiselled cheekbones and create the illusion of a more trim and toned face.
Some common fillers used in cheeks include:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
This is a synthetic version of the substance found naturally occurring in the body, namely the tissue. HA works to provide hydration and increase volume in the treatment area. Common name brands include JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®.
Result duration: Typically 12 months
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)
This manufactured synthetic substance stimulates collagen production. It’s typically used to alleviate deeper cheek wrinkles. A brand name of this is Sculptra®.
Result duration: Typically 24 months
The Benefits of Cheek Fillers
If you are looking to improve your facial structure with a safe, gentle, and effective method, cheek fillers may be the route for you. It is a common treatment and favourite among our patients.
Millions of people choose dermal fillers across North America annually and take comfort in the fact that its low risk, with the most common complications being self-limiting side effects such as redness, pain, swelling, bleeding, bruising, blemishes, and mild allergic reaction (itching, hives). Most of these should dissipate within two weeks.
More serious side effects include vision loss, artery/vein damage, tissue death, moderate to severe allergic reactions, infection, edema, skin damage, nerve damage, scarring, and or discoloration.
Please note these are rare, and our expert team will advise what to look out for and when to seek medical help.
Improved Facial Contours
If you are looking to sculpt your face without surgical intervention, create modelesque contoured cheeks, or movie star chiselled cheekbones, the best cheek fillers in Toronto might be right for you.
Improve definition, plump up the volume, restore youthful looks, reduce the signs of ageing, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles with our cheek cosmetic injections.
If you are looking for a subtle way to enhance your natural beauty, cheek fillers can be injected to add minimal volume and soften lines without appearing like a drastic change.
Quick Recovery Time
This procedure is part of the “Lunchtime” group of procedures, meaning it’s fast and heals quickly. The procedure can take 15-60 minutes, and mild recovery takes about two weeks if any side effects occur.
What to Expect During Your Cheek Fillers Procedure
Cheek injections are a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure that is a quick trip to the office, yielding quick results and minimal downtime. When booking cheek fillers with our expert team, we will begin with a personal consultation reviewing your medical and health history, medication list, and goals for treatment.
Once we have established your vision, we will numb the area with a topical freezing agent and leave it to numb the area upward for 40 minutes. Please alert our team of any allergies, especially to numbing or freezing agents.
Next, we will use fine needles to inject the selected substance into the cheeks to form the desired look. You may feel a pinching sensation, but the numbing agent should render the treatment virtually painless.
Once the injections are done, we will monitor you for side effects or immediate reactions. During this time, we may administer an ice pack to reduce the chance of swelling, bruising, redness, and pain.
These are self-limiting and will subside. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and have you self-monitor for signs of infection or serious side effects. Results will begin to show within weeks but may take a month to reveal their full potential.
Preparing for Cheek Fillers
The procedure itself is short in duration, but some preparation should start a few weeks in advance.
- It’s advised that you avoid the use of pain relievers one week leading up to the appointment. If you must use something, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the recommended choice.
- Avoid fish oils and vitamin E, and ask about additional supplements and medications, as they could affect the healing process.
- Avoid dental cleanings, treatments, and any vaccinations two weeks before and after the session date.
- Take an antiviral if you are prone to cold sores, as the procedure can reactivate the infection.
- Come prepared with your health history, medications list, and vitamin and supplement list, and be ready to discuss your medical history in depth.
If you are ready to enhance your looks, boost your self-esteem, and look years younger, call our expert specialists today to get your custom consultation and skin care analysis.
We can be reached by telephone at 647-460-8266 or online at Skin6. Our conveniently located Toronto clinic offers weekend and evening appointments to suit your busy schedule. Be sure to ask about what other complementary services we proudly offer.