Cheek filler, Volume filler ?
Plenty of fillers are available, cheek filler, lip filler, sculptra, voluma, implants, fat transfer, the list is endless.
Loss of volume is one of the first signs of the facial ageing process. It can happen anywhere, cheek, temple, under eye area giving a tired, sagging aspect of the face. The correction of this loss of volume requires some experience from the practitioner. Not only you have to use the right product but you also have to inject it at the right location.
As you can see on this picture the volume loss is quite global but a patient like this one will typically complain about her nasolabial folds (nose to mouth folds) and ask her doctor to inject these ugly deep folds with a filler.
Doing so would be mistake and give an unnatural result because the volume would be added where it is not needed. These folds the patient is complaining about are deeper and more visible because the loss of volume has occurred above them, in the midface. There is no more support for the skin and the midface simply falls down. The volume correction should therefore been performed there.
What kind of cheek filler ?
In this case, the loss of volume is important. It would require a very large amount of usual hyaluronic acid fillers ( juvederm voluma, restylane etc..) to achieve a good correction. This would be too expensive and not very healthy as a filler is nothing else than a thick gel pushing and compressing all the structures around it.
When a large volume is required we prefer to use a poly-lactic acid filler (Sculptra). It is possible to address large areas at the same time and the filler will respect the surrounding structures. Because the obtained correction is very progressive and will create plenty of new collagen fibers the result will look very natural.
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