How does it work?
A cheek enhancement is a quick procedure that usually takes about an hour – great news if you have a busy schedule. Before your treatment, your doctor will review your medical history to ensure that there is no reason why you might be unsuitable to undergo a cheek enhancement. They will then apply a cream or inject an anaesthetic to help minimise any discomfort that the treatment might cause – so you needn’t worry about pain.
The treatment itself consists of injecting a filler into the cheeks. This helps to plump and lift the cheeks, making the cheek bones appear more prominent and restoring a youthful appearance. You may find your cheeks appear a bit red directly after treatment, but don’t panic -this will fade after a day or so.
Is it for me?
A cheek enhancement is suitable for older people who are looking to rejuvenate their appearance or those who have naturally undefined cheeks. It can also be a helpful procedure for those who have cheek deformities, either from birth or as the result of an accident.
It is inadvisable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to undergo cheek enhancement. This treatment is also unsuitable for people with a history of neuromuscular disease, and those taking certain antibiotics. If you think there may be a reason why you are unsuitable for cheek enhancement, make sure you discuss your concerns with your doctor before booking a treatment – it always pays to be on the safe side.
Good to know
The results of a cheek enhancement treatment generally last for 6-12 months – after that it’ll be time to top up.