Cheeks are often an overlooked part of your face, but cheek fillers are a popular procedure for restoring lost volume. They can also smooth out wrinkles and smooth out fine lines. These injections can have minimal impact on your overall appearance and can leave you with a more youthful, restored look. There are several options available, and a consultation with a local expert is the best way to decide which is right for you.
While cheek fillers are not as common as lip fillers, it’s possible to find someone you know who’s had one done. That means there’s a lot of misinformation about this procedure and the risks that come with it. To answer your questions, we talked to Jennifer MacGregor, a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology. We discussed the benefits of cheek fillers, how much they cost, and what you should expect after the procedure.
Cheek fillers are simple cosmetic procedures that can last 6 months to 2 years. You can typically resume work or your usual activities immediately following the procedure. Although there can be some swelling, it is not typically severe and will subside quickly. Many people can resume normal activities immediately after having the procedure. The recovery process for this procedure is quick, and results can be seen after a single appointment. After a treatment, you should expect minimal discomfort.
Cheek fillers are performed in a plastic surgeon’s office, and they generally take fifteen to thirty minutes. You should stop taking any blood thinners for at least two weeks before your appointment. A local anesthetic will be applied to your face to numb the area. Once the anesthetic is applied, the cheek filler will be injected under your skin. You should expect a mild swelling and redness for a few days after the procedure.
Most people have little to no downtime after undergoing the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor will numb your cheeks and apply a numbing cream. The injections will last for approximately ten minutes. You should be able to return to work right away. After the procedure, you may experience minor swelling. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to avoid any type of skin-whitening products before your surgery.
Most people can return to work within a day. Most people do not experience any discomfort after getting the procedure. However, some patients may experience minor swelling for a few days afterward. Fortunately, there is minimal downtime after this procedure. It is best to schedule your appointment during your lunch break, as the procedure may affect your life for a few weeks. But you can still expect to resume normal activities after the treatment.