Cheeks are an important part of your face, playing a key role in balancing your other features. Over time your face loses fat, causing a flattening, sagging effect resulting in a sunken-in, gaunt appearance which can be quite ageing. Changes also take place under the surface of your skin where the gradual loss of supportive tissue structures and the long-term effects of gravity mean larger areas of your face lose volume and shape. These changes particularly affect the cheeks, especially noticeable for if you are naturally slim or have always had slightly flatter cheekbones.
To restore plumpness, volume and definition to your mid-face and recreate youthful contours, we use Juvederm dermal fillers. This is a very popular treatment with our clients, who are both satisfied with the aesthetic results and longevity of the filler which can last in this area as long as 18 months.
How does it work?
Our skilled Doctor and Nurse injectors are all trained in advanced anti-ageing techniques. When it comes to your cheek area, the best results are achieved when thick cross-linked Juvederm hyaluronic acid injections are placed directly above your cheekbones. During the process of injecting the filler, your practitioner will use their advanced training methods to mould the filler beneath this skin defining a natural cheekbone structure. Not only does this process add volume and lift to your cheeks, it can also lift areas lower down such as the nasolabial folds.
What results can I expect?
The great thing about treatment with dermal fillers is that the results are instant and you will see the optimal effects after just 2 weeks. The Hyaluronic Acid based products we use create natural and elegant results while improving hydration, stimulating the production of collagen, and even maintaining the elasticity of the skin. This happens because hyaluronic acid is a water holding molecule, making it perfect for filling in lines and wrinkles, as well as providing volume and shape where required.
What is the recovery period like?
Most possible side effects are related to the action of injecting the skin, not the product itself. These include: redness, minor swelling, itching, tenderness around the injection site and potential lumps in the treated area. These can be reduced by massage and our skilled Doctor and Nurse injectors are specifically trained in practices which keep these side effects to a minimum.
Will I need a consultation?
Our practitioners will always provide you with a consultation before treatment, but if you have had filler treatment before you can usually have the treatment during the same appointment. Consultations are vital to our aesthetic medical professionals understanding exactly what you want to achieve and putting a treatment plan in place to get you the results you deserve. You can find more information about our consultations on our injector consultation page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the procedure painful?
We all have different tolerance levels of pain so some people experience minor discomfort while others are more sensitive however we do offer a numbing cream for all our clients before treatment to minimise the discomfort. Once this is applied you will be able to wait in our private pre treatment lounge until it has taken effect.
What filler products do you use?
We use the Juvederm range, your Doctor or Nurse practitioner will select the best product or combination of products in the range for your treatment. Juvederm is the number one most popular filler with Doctor and Nurse injectors and is praised for its natural looking results. If you are used to something different you can mention this at your consultation and our Doctor and Nurse injectors will be able to discuss the different end results with you.
How long will the filler last?
We recommend treatment intervals of 6 months although results can last longer than this depending on factors including the area of the filler treatment, your lifestyle and aftercare.
How qualified are your injectors?
Five of our dermal filler injectors are fully qualified Doctors and we have a sixth injector who is a qualified Nurse. All six injectors receive frequent dedicated training sessions in the latest techniques in dermal filler injections including sessions dedicated to achieving natural results in individual areas of the face.
What are the risks?
The most common risk is swelling and bruising however our injectors use techniques to keep this to a minimum and will also advise you on the correct aftercare to ensure you recover quickly. More severe complications are very rare and the potential risk is low however our Doctor led team are trained to detect the signs of complications and have the right facilities and equipment to be able to respond quickly to any medical emergencies should they arise.
Will I have a follow up?
Yes, all our clients receive a free of charge follow up consultation 4 weeks after treatment, this will be with the same Doctor or Nurse injector you were treated with. Should you have concerns about your treatment our front of house team will work with you to bring your consultation forward.
What happens if something goes wrong?
All of our Doctor and Nurse injectors are fully qualified and trained to identify complications which prevent medical emergencies from happening. Should a complication arise during or after your treatment our team are on hand and have the facilities and equipment to be able to provide you with emergency medical assistance.
Will the results look natural?
Many of our clients come to us wanting to make small alterations rather than dramatic changes, we dedicate a lot of resources into making sure we can achieve natural results for our clients including dedicated training sessions for our Doctor and Nurse injectors into methods to achieve natural results and fine details along with careful product selection ensuring we use filler products which are specifically designed to produce a natural look.
Why don’t you use collagen?
The filler products we use are based on hyaluronic acid rather than collagen. Hyaluronic acid contains naturally hydrating properties, these promote a faster healing time than collagen. In addition to this, results from Hyaluronic acid based fillers can be seen immediately and tend to last longer before being reabsorbed into the body. Hyaluronic acid also promotes the natural production of collagen so collagen production will increase naturally rather than artificially.
Can filler be removed?
Yes, we provide a treatment called Hyalase, which is designed to fully dissolve filler. The treatment costs £200 and can be administered by one of our Doctor injectors. Please contact us for more information.
Do I have to be over 18?
Yes, we do not treat anyone under the age of 18 for filler treatment as we have a duty of care to make sure the client is making an informed decision.
How much is a consultation?
You will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to secure an initial consultation with one of our Doctor or Nurse injectors. This deposit is fully redeemable against any of our injectable treatments.
Am I suitable for filler treatment?
During your consultation the Doctor or Nurse injector will ask you questions to find out exactly what it is you are looking to achieve from filler treatment both physically and emotionally, if the injector thinks a different treatment would be more effective at getting the results you want, they will discuss this with you and make their recommendations in your treatment plan. They will also ask you relevant questions about your medical history, as our fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid, there are very few health conditions which make you not suitable for treatment but a limited number of conditions such as certain types of diabetes may have an affect on your treatment plan.