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Cheek filler, what you need to know

Who decides to emphasize the cheekbone area want a Kate Middleton “happy face” effect, with a naturally fuller on the face

15 June 2022

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Among the most popular facials for women is definitely cheek enhancement. In the era of selfie dysmorphia, the Kate Middleton happy face and the desire to have a natural but youthful face, here is where this practice, today, reaches its all-time highs. Important, as always, and we at SOTHERGA will never tire of reminding this, is to evaluate whether this cosmetic procedure may really be necessary for one’s face. Thus, through the medical consultation, the expert, who has a deep knowledge of facial anatomy, will be able to best advise and help the patient in choosing the most suitable treatment. Let’s talk about what cheek fillers consist of and best practice suited for.

What are cheek fillers?

Perhaps the most widely used practice in Hollywood, especially by perennials who sing the well aging praises. Use of fillers – and not facelift – in the cheekbone area is a minimally invasive aesthetic medicine procedure with potential results to the face. The term filler is from the English verb to fill. The skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid and elastin, but this production, as we age, tends to decline, and hyaluronic acid injection treatments have several purposes, including toning, plumping, increasing volume and turgor and stimulating to the point of shaping. Depending on the level of hyaluronic acid molecules cross-linking, the filler acquires more structure and density while also lengthening absorption time. And thus allows natural filling, without a swelling effect and without distorting the natural proportions of the face. With the use of very thin needles, the doctor injects where volume loss needs to be restored. Hyaluronic acid is the quintessential molecule for this function, as it binds and draws water, imparting hydration and elasticity to tissues, and is essential for the production of new collagen.

The filler in the right place, according to the face

Filler consists precisely of going to work in the cheekbones–based high or contour area – on each patient’s needs, of course – to restore lost volume or to define more sharply bone structure. The enhancing effect also takes place in the nasolabial folds and allows for the smoothing of dark circles under the eyes as well. This means that the doctor, when opting for cheek filler, will have to choose where to inject based on the conformation of the face and the positioning of the cheekbone itself. In fact, the cheeks are the largest area of the face; it is possible to inject to effectively give a plumping and defining effect to the face, even lifting the smile lines to achieve the very famous happy face that has become popular thanks to Kate Middleton. Except in the case where the face has lost no particular volume. In fact, it would be a mistake to augment the cheeks without also paying attention to the rest of the face, such as, for example, the temple area, which, if not harmonized, could be hollowed out compared to the cheeks, creating what is called the “gray zone,” a face disproportion that emphasizes dark circles more.

How long does cheek filler last?

Somewhere between 9 months and a year, although always influencing this are the longevity of the filler itself and genetic variables related to the absorption of the injective principle, such as a high metabolism that “burns” the principle faster.

What if you don’t like the final result?

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that we produce naturally, and which we metabolize through the hyaluronidase enzyme. So filler is gradually metabolized by the body, and if you are not satisfied with the final result, just wait for complete resorption, after a few months.

Our treatments

Emotional Detox

Through this special treatment plan, the patient is able to overcome emotional blockages and allow them to flow freely, thus removing pain from the body and mind.
The aim of the Emotional Detox programme is to achieve psychophysical and emotional well-being.

Ozone

A systemic administration of oxygen-ozone with a revitalising effect, improving circulation to the skin and internal organs.

I.V. – Therapy (Flebo)

I.V. Therapy is the intravenous administration of a special solution, tailored to the patient's actual needs by the doctor. It contains a mix of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids that are carefully combined to provide maximum benefits.

Filler

The hyaluronic acid in the filler is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Its density and structure increase depending on the level of cross-linking, resulting in a longer absorption time.

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