When to Consider Cheek Filler

  • November 3, 2020

Non-surgical skin rejuvenation remains one of the hottest topics in aesthetic medicine. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvéderm® have the remarkable ability to combat wrinkles, volume loss, and a range of other common skin imperfections. They can provide a long-lasting plumping effect in your cheeks and lips, providing a youthfully lifted appearance without the need for surgery or recovery time.


Because everyone ages differently due to factors like genetics, nutrition, and lifestyle choices, there’s no such thing as a “target age” to get cheek filler. However, you can look for some telltale signs to help guide your decision.


1. You Have Sagging Skin

Over time, the loss of skin elasticity and the effects of gravity cause a downward shift in the tissue and underlying fat pads of your face. This results in an overall loss of volume in your mid-face. Fillers can help reverse this loss by stimulating collagen production and causing your face to look fuller, helping tighten your skin from your cheekbones to your jawline.


2. Your Cheekbones Are Less Pronounced

Another effect of the aging process is that once-prominent cheekbones can start to look deflated, especially when you view your face in profile. With strategic injections of filler in targeted areas, Dr. Schmidt can provide contour and volume to enhance your bone structure and create more dimension in the lower two-thirds of your face.


3. You Have Pronounced Nasiolabial Folds

The nasolabial folds, aka “parentheses lines,” start just below your nose and bracket your mouth. Though they result from a lifetime of smiling, these lines are also one of the earliest giveaways of lost skin elasticity and firmness. A skillful injector can minimize these lines and help you look younger.


4. You Have Hollows Under Your Eyes

Volume loss in the mid-face also affects your tear troughs— the area directly under your eyes. As a result, you may be self-conscious about dark circles and undereye bags. Though you might not think of your undereye area as part of your cheek, the lower edges of your eye sockets form the top border of your cheeks. A lower blepharoplasty can also address cosmetic issues with your tear troughs and lower eyelids, but if you’re not ready to commit to surgery, filler is an excellent way to reverse this sign of aging without stitches or healing time.


Where to Get Cheek Filler in Denver

Fillers can do wonders for your face, but it pays to be choosy about the provider you select to perform your cheek enhancement. This treatment’s explosive popularity has led to many salons and spas offering fillers, even if nobody on their staff has medical training. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schmidt can ensure outstanding results by using his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, while adhering to the highest possible standards of care.


If you’re considering getting cheek fillers to enhance your appearance without the need for surgery, please connect with us to schedule a private, confidential consultation. We’re offering virtual consults for ultimate safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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