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Dermal Fillers

What Do Cheek Fillers Look Like

Cheek fillers are a type of dermal filler popular for changing how the cheeks appear. They are injected into tissues around the cheeks using thin needles. This article explains what cheek filler looks like. The article also discusses some commonly asked questions regarding the fillers.

Cheek fillers are injected into the skin tissue to restore the lost volume and give the patient a more defined facial bone. The fillers mainly contain hyaluronic acid, easily reversible through a painless injection. Aesthetic doctors can alternate between various products depending on the volume and projection of the cheek. Before the procedure, the aesthetic doctors assess the skin to establish the type of fillers suitable for their skin. The cheek treatment procedure can lift the patient’s laugh lines and plump them up, improving their facial appearance.

What Are Cheek Fillers?

Van Loghem et al. (2015) stated that cheek fillers are a subset of dermal filler products injected into the skin tissue to restore lost volume. They are gel-like substances manufactured through the cross-linking of sugar molecules injected into the tissues to add volume and change the structure of the face. When a person ages, their collagen production rate reduces, making the body tissues lose volume, with the face being the most noticeable. Most filler treatment services are provided to patients above eighteen years. Any person above the stated age can get the needed services provided by a certified and qualified aesthetic doctor as long as they are of sound mental and physical health. 

Do Cheek Fillers Lift the Face?

Hyaluronic acid fillers can lift the cheekbones and the lower face by adding volume and contouring the cheek. In addition, injecting hyaluronic acid-based fillers into the tissues under the cheek can mask the wrinkles and lines on the face. The cheeks become more pronounced after the filler addition. Cheek fillers with hyaluronic acid also replenish lost moisture and fill the hollow and sagging cheeks.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

Cozumel et al. (2021) stated that cheek fillers last between 6 and 12 months, depending on the type of fillers used. Other factors like metabolism and the user’s age determine how soon the cheek fillers dissolve in the skin. For instance, younger patients tend to have a higher metabolism rate than their elderly counterparts; thus, the cheek fillers in older patients will last longer than active clients.

Do Cheek Fillers Look Good?

Cheek fillers enhance facial appearance in many ways. For one, cheeks could become deep because of the sagging in the tissues. Fabi et al. (2017) stated that getting a cheek filler treatment is a natural way to lift the lines around the mouth, making it a better anti-aging cosmetic procedure. Cheek fillers treatment can make one look more natural and with a youthful appearance.

Are Cheek Fillers Painful?

Dermal filler injections are generally painless and non-invasive. Before the injection, the cosmetic expert applies a numbing cream on the cheeks to help reduce the pain and discomfort. During the injection, one will feel some pressure, although the pain is less pronounced. The mild pain can persist for at least one week, accompanied by soreness.

How Do You Sleep After Cheek Fillers?

Patients should avoid sleeping with their faces against the pillowcase to avoid pressure in the cheeks. In contrast, one should sleep on their back, facing up after the treatment. The head should be elevated and propped with an extra pillow to reduce swelling and maintain the fillers in position.

Can One Smile After Cheek Fillers? 

The cheek filler treatment procedure may affect the capacity to smile. Smiling may cause movement on the cheeks, although it should not last long. One should also avoid other facial expressions like frowning and laughing for some time.

FAQs about Cheek Fillers

What Are Cheek Fillers?

It is a cosmetic treatment in that an individual is injected into the skin tissue on the face to help change the general facial appearance.

What Are the Benefits of Cheek Fillers?

The cheek fillers help the patient look younger by restoring lost volume on the cheek.

Can One Smile After Cheek Fillers?

It is not advised to smile after lip fillers for a period of 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.

Can Cheek Fillers Make You Prettier? 

Yes. Cheek fillers can make you prettier and lift your face to have a good smile.


Cheek filler is among the most common cosmetic treatments that clients adopt to enhance their facial appearances. The treatment helps change how the cheeks look by restoring its volume and removing wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment can make the patient look younger in a more natural way. For quality and good results, the treatment should be carried out by a certified aesthetic doctor. In most cases, complications and poor treatment outcomes result from unqualified cosmetic practitioners.


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Marie Salbuvik