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Cheek Enhancement Treatment with Cheek Fillers

Full, firm-looking cheeks and defined cheekbones are often considered the hallmark of an attractive and youthful appearance. If you’re craving more volume and want the illusion of high cheekbones, our cheek augmentation procedure is an excellent treatment option. Through the use of dermal fillers, we are able to create those “apple cheeks” associated with an attractive visage, as well as enhance the definition of your zygomatic arches for a more sculptured, alluring look. By using the latest cannula approach, our expert clinicians can create highlights at the peaks of your cheeks and help you achieve those highly sought-after subzygomatic shadows.

How Do Cheek Fillers Work?

Cheek enhancement is a non-surgical procedure that uses dermal filler to lift and enhance the area around the cheekbones, adding volume and elasticity and giving the illusion of a more defined bone structure. A qualified medical professional will work closely with you to ensure you achieve the look you want.

The dermal filler used consists of pharmaceutical-grade, synthetic and biodegradable hyaluronic acid (HA) that is identical to the natural hyaluronic acid produced within the body. HA is commonly used in aesthetic medicine as a safe way to rejuvenate the skin, effectively minimising wrinkles, restoring loss of volume and rehydrating the skin tissues. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates the production of natural collagen for smoother and more plump-looking skin. Our dermal fillers aren’t harvested from animals and are naturally broken down without any residuals or toxins. HA-based fillers are some of the safest on the market at present, used in millions of treatments every year.

Dermal fillers improve the look of your cheeks, giving your skin a smoother, fuller and healthier appearance. When injected into the cheeks, it can be used to:

– Create fuller and higher cheekbones

– Minimise the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines) by lifting the mid-face region

– Minimise harsh angles & shadows to achieve a smoother cheek contour

– Enhance zygomatic arch definition — the natural curve that is often considered sexy.

The treatment duration varies between individuals depending on age, the patient’s general health, the type of fillers (HA or CaHA based), the quantity of the filler injected and the client’s lifestyle. Most dermal fillers can last up to 9 months, with newer generation fillers expected to last much longer.

If you’re considering cheek enhancement, we recommend treatment with a clinic that uses the very best dermal fillers. At Harley Street MD, our expert clinicians use the highest quality HA-based fillers, providing results that can last up to 18 months. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved by Hyaluronidase, giving you a safety net and extra peace of mind if you decide to proceed with a cheek augmentation procedure.

Before and After Photos – Cheek Augmentation

cheek contouring cheek enhancement

Contoured cheekbones are an attractive feature that can be achieved with the help of soft dermal fillers. With the skilful eye of an experienced doctor, fillers can help lift the mid-face area, restoring the zygomatic prominence to its peak position. This gives a very desirable definition to the cheekbones by improving light reflection in the malar area. The resulting S-shaped ‘ogee’ curve produced is an incredibly flattering feature. In under 30 minutes, you too can achieve this youthful, natural look.

The patient above wanted to improve mid-cheek volume and create more structure and definition. You can see that by using HA-based fillers, the cheeks have been lifted, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. We took into consideration the golden Phi ratio and were able to construct the attractive ogee (S-shaped) curve by lifting his zygomatic prominence to the optimal position. The transition on the patient’s malar area (cheekbone) is certainly much smoother. This natural-looking fullness takes precision and care but is achievable by an expert injector.

Choosing the Right Cheek Enhancement Treatment for You

Choosing the right cheek filler and clinic can be stressful, but at Harley Street MD, we are here to help. Using the leading Juvéderm Vycross range, we are able to produce stunning results in just 30 minutes, creating lift and improved elasticity in targeted areas. Our highly-trained team of medical professionals have a great deal of experience and will discuss your requirements with you before treatment to ensure you achieve your desired look.

Cheek Enhancement: Your Questions Answered

Why Get Cheek Enhancement Treatment?

You may choose cheek augmentation treatment because you’re feeling self-conscious about the shape of your face or would like your cheekbones to look more defined. Cheek enhancement with dermal fillers is a safe, quick and effective way to achieve the results you want without going under the knife, with no downtime required.

Is Cheek Enhancement Treatment Safe?

Cheek fillers are a safe, minimally-invasive form of treatment with a low-risk profile in most patients. Our hyaluronic acid fillers have been specially formulated for facial rejuvenation and are incredibly effective at restoring volume, moisture and elasticity to the skin. As long as a trained and fully-qualified practitioner administers your cheek enhancement treatment, this procedure is generally considered very safe and is performed thousands of times every year.

How Long until I See Results?

You will be able to see a visible difference in volume and shape of the treated area immediately after injection, but you may experience some swelling or bruising, which means it can take a day or two to see the full benefits of your treatment. Juvéderm can take a couple of weeks to fully soften and settle, with results improving as the filler begins to sit more naturally in the skin. You can expect to see the final results of cheek augmentation within two weeks.

How Long Do Results Last?

Cheek enhancement is not a surgical procedure, which means results won’t be permanent. Our patients typically find that results last between 12 and 18 months, but longevity will vary depending on lifestyle and other factors. You’ll probably want to top up your cheek fillers once per year.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Take?

Cheek enhancement treatment is a simple, minimally-invasive procedure. The entire process is usually completed in one appointment lasting 30-45 minutes, but we will also have a consultation with you first to determine the best treatment option for you.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Cheek Enhancement Treatments?

Non-surgical cheek augmentation requires no downtime — you can even go back to work the very same day. Localised swelling will subside within one to two days.

What If I Don’t Like the Results?

While we’re confident that you’ll love your enhanced look, one of the key benefits of non-surgical cheek enhancement is that the fillers used are non-permanent and reversible. This gives our patients peace of mind, especially if they are having this treatment for the first time.

Please see below for further information about the treatment process, important pre and post-treatment advice and whether cheek augmentation is suitable for you.

Ready to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more defined look? Book a FREE no-obligation consultation at our Harley Street clinic to discuss cheek fillers with our expert team.

About Your Treatment

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 30-45 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day


  • FULL RECOVERY 1-2 days

  • DURATION OF RESULT 9-18 months

  • RESULTS Immediate

Treatment price

Cheek Augmentation
from  £350

More information

Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
Topical numbing cream will be used to ensure comfort, it takes about 5-10 minutes to work
Local anaesthetic is integrated within all the dermal fillers used, to further minimise any discomfort during and after procedure
Ice pack and Arnica cream will be used to minimise bruising
Procedure takes around 15 minutes on average
Result is pretty immediate with minimum or no down time at all
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to dermal fillers
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels
Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure)
Mild swelling may occur and usually subsides within 2 days
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases)
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on your face for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
The result is seen immediately
Book a complementary check up in 2 weeks time to review your progress, you can discuss other treatments that can complement the new you
You may also book your next appointment to ensure you maintain your new look

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