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Cheek enhancement

Cheek enhancement Croydon

Full, defined cheeks are a sign of youth and beauty, but inevitably over time the face loses fat, causing the cheeks to become flat and saggy, leading to a sunken-in look. The cheek enhancement treatment with the use of dermal fillers will help to reverse these classic signs of ageing, giving your cheeks added lift and a vibrant fullness.

What are indications for cheek rejuvenation treatment in Croydon?

The procedure can be performed on both younger and older patients. Younger patients may simply desire more prominent cheekbones. In older patients, we can use dermal fillers to make their cheeks look a little fuller and reduce unsightly jowls and wrinkles.

What are the contraindications to dermal fillers injections?

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • autoimmune disorders
  • active infection near the site of injection
  • a known allergy/hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid
  • keloid-prone skin

How is the procedure performed?

The area is cleaned with an antiseptic and marked using a marker pen to decide on the optimum site for enhancement. Topical local anaesthetic cream may be applied to ensure the treatment is pain-free. Then, the doctor injects small amounts of dermal filler directly into the deeper layers of the skin using an ultrafine needle or cannula. The treatment can take from 20 to 30 minutes.

What are the advantages of cheek enhancement treatment?

  • improved face contour
  • restored plumpness, volume and definition of the cheeks
  • reduction of hollows in the cheeks
  • reduction of under-eye bags and wrinkles on the cheeks
  • skin becomes more elastic and better hydrated

What are the post treatment recommendations?

The patient should be gentle with the treated area for a short time after the procedure of Cheek enhancement in Croydon. They should avoid touching the area for the first six hours; after this, we recommend to avoid extreme temperatures and take care while washing the face or applying makeup.

How many sessions are needed to achieve the desired effect and how long does it last for?

Young patients, below 40, are usually satisfied after the first session and the effect lasts for 12-18 months. In older patients, whose loss of skin volume is greater, satisfying effect is achieved after a second procedure performed in 3 to 4 weeks after the first one.

What are the possible adverse effects?

Most possible side effects are related to the action of injecting the skin, not the product itself. These include: redness, minor swelling, itching, soreness around injection site. They are perfectly normal reactions to the injection and they will subside in due course.