Do You Need To Worry About Cheek Filler Side Effects? (Here’s What We Know)

Are you looking to get some fillers inside your cheek?

Are you searching for information on any side effects for cheek fillers?

If you have something like this in mind, you can read our article today to get more information about cheek fillers and any related effects. We will talk about what they do and more about the procedure. We also talk about some types of cheek fillers as well as tell you about those you should steer clear of. We also share some of the side effects so that you can be careful of the same.

What are cheek fillers used for? 

Inserting cheek fillers can help to fill out any hollow areas in the cheeks and make it look fuller and prevent a gaunt look. This can help by improving the overall look and also makes the face look younger, by also improving its natural elasticity. These are made with the help of a main ingredient which is like a clear gel, and is naturally present in your skin, which is hyaluronic acid.

Using a cheek filler can give you the following benefits:

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  • It can visibly improve the natural shape of your cheeks.
  • It can also improve the tone as well as the texture and look of the skin that is around your cheek area.
  • Adding cheek fillers can make them look plump in the right way and make them look more prominent, especially if you have otherwise naturally flat cheeks.
  • If your cheeks are not in symmetry, using a cheek filler can make both the sides look more aligned and in symmetry.
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    As your skin starts to age, it starts losing its elasticity and volume. The fillers help to add volume as well as support to the cheekbone area.
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    When the fillers are inserted in your cheek area, the hyaluronic acid starts to fill up all those places where a hollow has been created with the loss of volume in the skin. As a result, it helps to work on the areas where you have wrinkles and skin folds, which makes them fade away and fills in the gaps.
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    Hyaluronic acid also helps to attract a lot of water to the skin, which makes your skin hydrated and keeps it nourished. When your skin is hydrated, it remains supple and soft, and prevents the loss of collagen which can also prevent any sagging of the skin or appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Why do people have this procedure done?

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  • With age, we often tend to lose the natural elasticity in our skin, as well as the subcutaneous fat in the face. As a result, you may lose a good amount of volume in your face, especially around the cheek area.
  • When that happens, it can create a hollow look in your cheekbones, which can make you look older than you are, as well as make you look sick and unwell, giving a tired look to your face at all times.
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    Using the cheek filler will add hyaluronic acid in your skin in the areas where the fillers are injected. As a result, the hollowness will reduce and your face will look younger, beautiful and healthier. 
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    It will also make your cheeks look taut and give them a sculpted and more lifted look, without the need for any type of invasive cosmetic surgical procedure, such as what you may have done with the help of plastic surgery.

Which area of the cheeks are they typically placed in?

The most common area of the cheeks where the cheek fillers are usually placed is in the cheek pads. These are the convex fat pads that are shaped like a heart. This is the area that begins from right under your eyes from the inner eye area and moves all the way outwards towards the corner of the eyes where people usually see the first signs of crow’s feet. It also moves downwards towards the corners of the mouth.

Which dermal fillers can be used on the cheek area? Are there some that work better than others?

There are mainly two types of fillers that are used in the cheek area. These are the thicker dermal fillers and the finer dermal fillers.

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  • Your doctor will suggest you use the thicker dermal filler when there are areas in your cheeks where a lot of volume has been lost. These will help to bring back volume in these areas, especially in your cheeks and also in your jawline.
  • Your doctor will suggest you use the finer dermal fillers when you have to use them in those areas on the skin that are very sensitive and need really careful handling, and where the skin is very smooth and fine. These areas would typically be the skin that is present near your eyes as well as around the temple area.

Your doctor will first examine your skin and take a good look at where all the fillers have to be placed, before deciding on which ones will be the most suitable for use.

Are there certain fillers that won’t work at all?

What may work for someone may not necessarily work for another person, and the same is also true for cheek fillers. Whether or not the cheek filler works for you or not will depend on the area of the skin where the filler has been placed, as well as depend on the type of filler that has been used.

3 negative effects of cheek fillers and why they occur

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  • You may experience a sort of lumpiness at the site where the filler has been injected, or close by. This is because hyaluronic acid tends to have a lumpiness that can also be felt under the skin.
  • Another risk of injecting hyaluronic acid inside the skin is that it can move from the place where it was originally meant to be and shift to a different part of the face. If that happens, you may require professional help.
  • In some cases, you may suffer from scarring as a result of skin cell death in the area where the filler was injected.

Can a person look even worse after a cheek filler or after the treatment wears off? Why and how?

It is true that even though the cheek fillers can give you a younger and tauter look and make your cheeks and your skin look really well, this is just a permanent thing and not something that will last you for life. The time it takes for the fillers to wear off and the results to start disappearing will depend on the procedure, the professional who did it, the type of filler used and the way it was done.

Some people tend to suffer side effects as a result of the fillers, which can also show up after the first few days or even after a few weeks.

However, because you will tend to look so perfect after your fillers are done, once the effect starts to wear off, it may seem like a stark contrast to how you looked some time back. This can make you look worse than before, which means that you may have to repeat the procedure.


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