Over the years, the aging process of the facial skin is accompanied by an increasing redistribution of the fatty tissue under the skin and loss of bone mass in the central part of the face. This often results in loss of volume in the cheek and lower eyelid region, creating the typical impression of a tired, aging face.
What effect does cheek augmentation have?
Cheek augmentation contours the face, using natural hyaluronic acid to restore lost volume and form. This gives the face a more youthful appearance and considerably reduces the shadows that make the face look tired.
How are the cheeks restored?
The loss of volume from the cheeks is replaced with hyaluronic acid fillers. Very fine cannulas with a rounded tip can be used instead of needles to make the treatment more comfortable; this makes it practically painless with almost no bruising.
Which treatments can be supplemented with cheek enhancement?
Classic uses for facial contouring include correction of sunken cheeks and circles under the eyes, enhancement of cheekbones, and straightening of the line of the lower jaw or a hook nose.
How soon after treatment can I resume my everyday activities?
The treatment lasts 30 minutes in total (consultation, information, preparation and administration of treatment) and you can then resume your usual activities with no restrictions on your social life. Any needle-entry points that remain visible for a short time can easily be hidden with make-up.
What do I need to be aware of after treatment with fillers?
The treatment is generally well tolerated. The doctor discusses possible side effects individually with the client before every treatment. They are generally mild and do not last long. Possible side effects include small, temporary bruises and brief redness or swelling at the injection site. Blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin should not be taken during the week before treatment as this may increase the risk of bruising. We also advise against treatment during pregnancy.
Matthias’s treatment outcome
The shape of the face and the familiar proportions change with age as volume is lost from areas such as the temples or cheeks. Volume deficits are the result of declining bone mass. Deficits of this kind can be corrected with hyaluronic acid fillers, restoring balanced proportions to the face.