Why cheeks? I only concern of nasolabial folds and jawline.
Cheeks are the basement of the face, holding up tissues from drooping down. When we were young, our skin and fat pads (sometimes called “cheek apples”) are nice and high, providing support to skin under eyes and preventing prolapse. As time passes, these “apples” dropping from under eyes to nasolabials, then pulling down corners of the mouth and hanging over jawline. The “triangle of youth” is being reversed with age with more tissues in lower face and less on cheeks.
If we want to fix a problem, we need to approach the cause of it. Instead of putting more filler into lower face, where it’s already too much tissues, we put filler above, which elevates and visually restores youthful proportions.
It’s like building a house- you start with a basement, which is longest and hardest work, but it needs to be done. Same with aging face – we start with lifting points on cheeks and restoration of yourthful face shape.
Additional benefit that cheeks injections making less tires, happier, fresher look, similar to when you smile, and improve wrinkles.
How many ml of filler needed?
Filler is a medical sculpturing material, therefore amount is determined by age and degree of prolapse.
Usually people who maintain their health and cosmetic grooming regularly and well, need less.
As a general estimation, more advanced age – more filler required for visible improvement.
Please, keep in mind that we always making sure you look natural and not visible if job is done – more fresh look only.
20-30s – 1-1.5 ml
30-40s – 1-2ml
40-50s – 2-4 ml
50-60s – 2-8 ml
VISTA clinic Australia and our doctors tend to start with a minimal amount (1-2 ml) in the most efficient places for maximum results.
Filler lasts long (8 months – 1.5 years), therefore majority of our patients find it more natural result and easier fro budget to return every months or few months and add on more filler rather than do everything at once.
Is it painful?
Well tolerated without need in pain relief. If some patients require, we have strong topical cream and also filler with anaesthetic.
How long does it last?
From 6 months to 3 years. We use different fillers depend on what we want to achieve and what area we treat.
What are the costs?
Starts from $449/ml of hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which lasts 9 month- 1.3 years.
If need more lift and volume, 1 ml costs $559, but it also lasts longer.
Under eye area (tear trough) is commonly needed with cheek augmentation. It is a high skill area, performed by minority of practitioners, therefore it is more expensive.
Total estimation, most patients pay $550 – $1100 all together.
More information you can find at our cost page.
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