Within the last ten years dermal fillers have taken over the field of cosmetic medicine and now are renowned as one of the most popular skin rejuvenation techniques. The most common aging signs are caused by the loss of natural collagen and hyaluronic acid in our bodies. This results in fat loss from such facial areas as the under eyes and cheeks. The lost volume makes us look older and gaunt. This is especially true about the loss of fatty tissue volume in our cheeks; the latter immediately gives away our age. This is why dermal fillers have become so trendy and are in high demand; they have made it possible to effectively address the hollowness in the face. Hyaluronic acid based NYC fillers come in different variations and are designed to restore the volume in the mid face and cheeks.

Juvederm is a dermal filler brand particularly popular for filling in the hollowness in the mentioned areas of the face. Being a smooth hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm Voluma perfectly treats the mid face and cheek area. Make sure to examine the mid cheek dermal fillers before and after photos and you will see exactly why this minimally invasive facial treatment has taken over the position of its surgical competitors.

When it comes to minimally invasive face augmentation, dermal fillers have become the first “go to” of many people, especially when the midface and cheek area are concerned. There are lift sagging cheeks fillers that successfully replace a cheek augmentation surgery. Dr. Schwarzburg is one of the best injectors in NYC; in his practice he mostly gives preference to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for volumization of the cheek area where lost collagen and hyaluronic acid have resulted in obvious aging effects. Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are among the most famous cheek filler face lift products.

Cheek filler injections

Juvederm Cheek Injections

In 2006 Juvederm was approved by FDA to treat fat and volume loss in the midface and other areas of the face and neck. Apart from that, Juvederm can also be used to fill in deep lines and folds, like the nasolabial folds, which are a consequence of collagen loss. Another common application of Juvederm is volumizing such areas as the lips, jaw, and chin. This injectable dermal filler absorbs water in the area surrounding the injection site and creates volume by means of stimulation of healthy skin cells production. As already mentioned, fat loss in the face can be caused by the aging process. However aging is not the only valid reason for lack of facial volume; there are other contributing factors, such as weight loss, illness, and genetics.

Juvederm Voluma injectable filler does more than just increasing the volume in the targeted areas, it also offers the bonus of a lifting effect. This means that apart from addressing wrinkles, folds, and hollowness in the face, it results in an overall rejuvenation and refreshment of the skin. The cosmetic procedure of dermal filler injections is often given preference over invasive surgical procedures, e.g. cheek implants New York, when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Surgical interventions pose additional risks, side effects and lengthy recovery time which is not true about fillers. Juvederm products are developed and manufactured by Allergan, which is also the manufacturer of Botox.

Juvederm Voluma is particularly well-known for cheek augmentations, however there are other Juvederm products as well, like Juvederm Volbella for cheeks, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Volbella that can serve the purpose of increasing the volume in the cheeks and giving better definition to the cheekbones. In case you decide to undergo a cheek enhancement procedure carried out by cheek fillers, your very own cheek augmentation before and after photos will be proof of your fuller and more youthful cheeks. Juvederm fillers in New York are used to add volume not only to the midface and cheeks but also several other parts of the face.

Juvederm Voluma for the Cheeks

Juvederm Voluma is specifically developed to treat the loss of facial tissue caused by aging. Tissue loss brings forth hollowness in the cheeks, under the eyes, as well as fine lines, and wrinkles, all of which can be effectively addressed by Juvederm Voluma. This filler also offers the added benefit of a lifting effect and is known to provide results that tend to last longer than those of other fillers. The results achieved by Juvederm Voluma remain for up to two years, while the results of other dermal fillers last for a maximum of a year. However, the other fillers can work best in other treatment areas. As mentioned earlier, Juvederm Voluma injections are also great because they carry out additional lifting function, solving the issue of a saggy skin which is usually caused by collagen and hyaluronic acid loss throughout the aging process.

Which One Is Better: Juvederm Voluma or Sculptra for the Cheeks?

It would not be fair to call one of the fillers better functioning than the other. Both of the fillers have their unique advantages when it comes to cheek augmentations. The effect achieved by Sculptra injections in the cheeks tend to last longer than the ones achieved by Juvederm Voluma. And yet, Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid based filler, meaning it is dissolvable and you can easily undo it in case you find that cheek enhancements are not for you. Sculptra results can remain for up to 3-4 years, which can be viewed as an advantage and a shortcoming at the same time. The Sculptra technique works through boosting the body’s own collagen production which expands the volume of the treated area over the time. If you have selected Sculptra as your fuller cheeks filler, make sure to also choose a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist as your injector. Take into consideration that the expansion of Sculptra can not be fully controlled and the proficiency of the injector determines whether your cheeks will produce just the right amount of collagen or not. In the event of extra collagen production, the cheeks might look overfilled and that appearance will stay with you until the filler wears off, as it is not dissolvable.

Sculptra Injections for the Cheeks

The original purpose of Sculptra production was to address fat loss in the faces of HIV positive patients. Nowadays, it has become a procedure widely accepted and commonly used by the general public, meant to add volume to the face or buttocks. Sculptra injections make use of Poly-L-Lactic acid and stimulate the body’s own collagen production. The collagen wraps around particles in the body that would typically break down and does not allow them to do that, as a result the treatment area grows, though it takes time. The most common treatment sites for Sculptra are the cheeks, as well as the buttocks. The one thing that you surely need to know when choosing Sculptra for the enhancement of your cheeks is that the results achieved by Scultra cannot be reversed by means of dissolving substances. This is the reason why Dr. Schwarzburg prefers using hyaluronic acid based fillers for the face, as they are easily manageable and controllable, especially when it comes to the amount of volume placed in the area of treatment. Sculptra cheek augmentation cannot be carried out in a single session ordeal. Typically it takes one to two months for the treatment area to expand, as Sculptra works by increasing the collagen production in the body. For this reason two to three Sculptra sessions with an injection of a single vial per session might be necessary to reach your desired results.

What Shall I Expect from Juvederm Voluma in the Cheeks?

The main difference between Juvederm Voluma and its sister Juvederm Voluma XC is that the latter contains a small amount of lidocaine in its composition. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic, thus it helps to decrease the discomfort level throughout the injection process, making the treatment experience more tolerable. A small percentage of lidocaine is present in all the XC Juvederm products. Apart from the lidocaine contained in the filler, Dr. Schwarzburg usually applies a local anesthetic lidocaine on the treatment area 15 – 20 minutes prior to the procedure to prevent additional discomfort.

With Juvederm Voluma cheek injections, you can expect to have more volume in your cheek area as well as improvement in the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, previously visible on the cheeks. Cheek fillers are commonly combined with under eye fillers as these two facial areas go hand in hand. Juvederm fillers could also be used as an under eye treatment, however Restylane products are more commonly applied to fill in the hollowness under the eyes. Restylane is manufactured by – the same company which produces Dysport.

In case your pain tolerance level is low, Juvederm Voluma XC may be a good option for you. With Juvederm Voluma XC the injections are more tolerable as it contains small amounts of lidocaine the purpose of which is making the overall treatment less painful. The results achieved by Juvederm Voluma injections typically last for as long as two years – this is almost two times longer than what the majority of hyaluronic acid based fillers offer.

Radiesse Injections in the Cheek Area

Radiesse is a dermal filler that is known for its very natural looking results and minimal side effects as it is based on calcium hydroxyapatite. Upon injection Radiesse boosts the body’s own collagen production in the area of treatment. With Radiesse the volume is immediately increased, however, the effect of the product does not stop then and there; the volume in the injected area continues to grow over time as the collagen production does not stop. The longevity of Radiesse results depends on how the body responds. However, in general the results tend to last anywhere from nine months to one year on average or even longer.

Skin Genity is the clinic of Dr. Schwarzburg; it is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he also holds one-on-one consultations with his clients. Before the injection procedure, every client goes through this personalized consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, so that the doctor is able to determine which filler is the most optimal for each individual patient. Radiesse can be selected with the purpose of adding volume to the cheeks, addressing fine lines and wrinkles, thus restoring the lost volume that has created hollowness in different areas of the face. It is also a popular treatment for hand rejuvenation. Radiesse cheek filler is specifically popular among those patients who desire to have more prominent cheekbones or make the mid face somewhat more voluminous.

The Best Cheek Fillers

There are so many dermal fillers presented on the market that it is easy to get confused when one wants to start a cheek treatment. From this wide variety the filler needs to be selected based on the desired result of the patient; only this way the patient will fully benefit from it. The majority of cheek fillers NYC are based on hyaluronic acid – not all though.

A little guidance on some of the dermal fillers that Dr. Schwarzburg prefers to use for cheek enhancements is presented below:

  • Juvederm: Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler, used to add volume to certain areas on the face and neck. It works through absorbing water (with the hyaluronic acid) in the area of treatment and thus increasing the volume of the spot and resulting in an effect of fullness. Juvederm has several different types of fillers, Juvederm Voluma being the most optimal one for the cheeks.
  • Juvederm Voluma: Juvederm Voluma is approved by FDA  as a dermal filler designed specifically for the cheeks and mid face. It’s popular for its smooth and long lasting results. The effect achieved by Juvederm Voluma can last for up to two years after the initial treatment. Juvederm Voluma can also be used in other areas of the face, e.g. the nose, jaw, chin, and even lips, in case the patient wants a full look.
  • Restylane: Restylane is a dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid and popular for the under eye treatment. It can be used to replace the lost volume under the eyes and in the cheeks, as well as fill in lines and wrinkles. Restylane is also commonly selected to fill in and eliminate deep folds, like the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, which start from the corners of the mouth and go down the chin.
  • Radiesse: Radiesse filler injections stimulate the body’s own collagen production. Depending on how the patient’s organism will respond, the results achieved by Radiesse may last up to one year or longer. It can also be used to fill in lines and wrinkles as well as restore lost volume in hollow areas of the face. Besides, Radiesse is typically used for hand rejuvenation and volumization.
  • Sculptra: Sculptra is a Poly-L-lactic acid solution that boosts the natural collagen production in the body upon injection. Then the collagen wraps around particles in the body and does not let them break down, when they naturally would. The result is gradual volume growth in the treatment area. The initial purpose of Sculptra was treating HIV positive patients to restore the lost volume in their faces. That is how it got approved by FDA. Currently, it is popular among the general public and is used to add volume to the cheeks and buttocks.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

Cheek enhancements can last anywhere from 9 months to 3 years. This largely depends on the type of the product used. The results achieved by Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC typically last for up to 2 years after the initial treatment; this is a longer time period than most of the other fillers offer. As for Sculptra injections in the cheeks, the results may stay for even up to 3 to 4 years, depending on how your body responds to the procedure. Speaking of Radiesse, the longevity of its results is usually up to 12 months. Neither Radiesse, nor Sculptra are based on hyaluronic acid, which means their results can’t be dissolved via hyaluronidase.

Are Cheek Fillers Dissolvable?

In most cases cheek filler removal is quite feasible, depending on what product has been injected into the skin. In fact, any filler that is based on hyaluronic acid can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, meaning the results are fully reversible in case you’re not satisfied with them. If not dissolved by additional procedure, hyaluronic acid based products tend to wear off in a matter of a few months to two years. Thus, if you want to preserve the effect achieved by the filler you will need regular touch ups every few months or a whole new treatment once the product completely fades away. This might not sound ideal for some, however because of how speedy and easy the whole procedure is, without any notable downtime, risks or side effects, most people choose it over a surgical or more permanent procedure. As for Sculptra or Radiesse cheek fillers, these products are not dissolvable. If you happen to dislike the looks created by Sculptra or Radiesse you will need to wait until they wear off.

Can Men Have Cheek Augmentations by Fillers?

Absolutely yes, men can get cheek fillers just like women do. Men face signs of aging the same way that women do, they also experience volume loss in their cheeks. In fact, cheek augmentation in male patients is one of the most common cosmetic procedures men tend to undergo. The mild difference achieved by the procedure can bring back the youthful appearance of a person.

Do Cheek Fillers Stretch Skin?

Dermal filler injections serve the purpose of restoring the lost facial tissue volume, thus bringing back the fullness of the face. If delivered by a professional injector, the selected dermal filler will be injected in an amount that is necessary to fill in the hollowness of the area, not to create the impression of extra fullness. If administered in a professional and knowledgeable manner, the dermal filler cheek injections can actually address such issues as skin laxity. You don’t need to worry about the condition of your skin after the filler fades away as it does not leave you with loose skin. The skin can possibly stretch only when too much product has been used and the cheeks are “overfilled”.

How Do Cheek Fillers Rejuvenate the Face?

With hyaluronic acid based products, like Juvederm and Restylane, the process of volume increase is simple. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in the human body. It is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and plump. As the years go by we tend to lose collagen and elastin in our faces which results in hollowness and makes us appear older. Upon injection hyaluronic acid absorbs water in the treated area, adding volume to it and restoring the initial fullness. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC give the face a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance due to the added benefit of Vycross technology which makes the skin more even and smoother.

Those dermal fillers that are not based on hyaluronic acid, e.g. Sculptra and Radiesse, enhance the cheeks by boosting collagen production in the skin. Collagen is the protein in the body particularly responsible for skin laxity and firmness. The increased collagen makes the facial tissue grow and the skin looks fuller, younger and firmer. Some patients prefer combining dermal fillers with cheek Botox to reinforce the results achieved with the filler as well as to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around their crow’s feet for an overall smoother face.

Restylane Lyft vs Juvederm Voluma for Cheek Augmentation

Both Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma serve the same purpose of increasing and replacing the lost volume in the midface and cheeks, as well as other treatment areas. Their compositions are very much alike and are ideal for adding volume to the cheeks, filling in deep lines and folds, such as the nasolabial ones. The main difference between Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma is that the latter typically lasts longer. The usual longevity of the results achieved by Restylane Lyft is up to 18 months, while the results of Juvederm Voluma can stay for up to two years. Besides, Restylane Lyft has an FDA approval as a hand rejuvenation technique.

What Are the Side Effects Implied by Cheek Fillers?

Cheeks fillers are a minimally invasive injectable treatment that come with the possibility of very mild side effects. Some of the possible side effects include redness, bruising, discomfort, and swelling around the treatment area. To prevent these side effects as much as possible, Dr. Schwarzburg properly sanitizes the area of injection before the procedure. Apart from that you will be given an ice pack that should be applied to the treatment area right after the procedure to reduce swelling. The patients need to avoid heat and exercise for two days after the treatment to prevent additional swelling. In case there is some bruising on the area of injection the day after the treatment make sure to apply warm compress and arnica gel until the bruising subsides. Arnica gel is available in most pharmacies over the counter. In very rare cases the injection may cause lumps and bumps in the treatment area. These lumps and bumps will either clear on their own within months or you can get rid of them by dissolving the filler or with steroid injections.

It is important to take time to do your own research on your injector to be sure they are a board certified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

Do Cheek Injections Require Any Recovery Time?

Cheek enhancements with dermal fillers don’t require recovery time, as this is a minimally invasive procedure. One should take good care of their facial skin with or without cheek fillers, making sure it is calm and clear. It is not a good idea to inject dermal fillers into the skin if the treatment area is irritated. If proper skin care is in place you will be nicely surprised by cheek enhancement with fillers before and after results.

Just be aware that there might be some swelling and bruising after the treatment. If this is the case you will be instructed to apply an ice pack to the site of injection to reduce the swelling on the first day, and to replace it with a warm compress and arnica gel on the second day up until the bruising subsides. In order to prevent swelling, try to avoid heat and exercise for 2 – 3 days after the session. In case you plan on having another cosmetic procedure on the same area, ideally you should wait for a month to be sure that the filler has properly settled and won’t be affected by another treatment. The mentioned risks and side effects relate to all Juvederm injectables, just like with any other hyaluronic acid based fillers, Scuptra, and Radiesse.

Are the Results with Cheek Fillers Reversible?

Cheek fillers can be dissolved if the injected product is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm. The substance that dissolves hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers is called hyaluronidase; it breaks down the injected hyaluronic acid. As for Sculptra and Radiesse, the technique of these dermal fillers involves stimulation of collagen production in the body; neither one of them is based on hyaluronic acid, hence they can’t be dissolved with hyaluronidase. In case you have chosen a cheek enhancement product that is not dissolvable and somehow you want to get rid of the results, you will have to wait until the body metabolizes the product over time.

Is Allergy Testing Necessary for Dermal Cheek Fillers?

It is not necessary to do allergy testing before dermal filler treatments for cheek augmentation. In case you had allergic reactions in the past, make sure to inform your doctor about that in advance to make sure the treatment will be beneficial for you and won’t come across an adverse situation.

What Is the Price of a Non Surgical Cheek Augmentation?

A cheek filler session can cost anywhere from $800 to $2400 on average. The price required for a cheek augmentation filler mainly depends on the end result that the patient desires to achieve, the specificities of their facial structure and the number of syringes needed. Logically, if only one syringe will do for you then you will be charged less than if several syringes were needed. The geographical location of the clinic as well as the qualifications of the administering professional are also likely to affect the cost of a dermal filler injection. If your aim is just the elimination of the appearance of deep wrinkles, less syringes will be needed. That is not true about addressing severe hollowness in the eyes and cheeks; in such cases more product will be required. Apart from the mentioned factors, the price for cheek injections tends to be higher if you want to be treated by a board certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or other doctor than if you were treated by a nurse practitioner or an aesthetician at a medical spa. Cheek augmentation cost in metropolitan cities, like New York and Los Angeles is higher as the demand for such procedures is also higher than in suburban areas. Dr. Schwarzburg is one of the best injectors in NYC and develops individualized treatment plans for each one of his patients, with the intention to meet their physical and financial needs, as well as their expectations.

Are Cheek Augmentation Treatments Painful?

The procedure will cause some level of discomfort while dermal fillers get injected into your cheeks even if your pain tolerance level is high. The sensation of discomfort is not abnormal, you could even experience pain at some moments. And yet the painful sensations are not so strong as to require anesthesia. Some patients prefer applying ice packs to the injection site prior to the treatment to numb the skin and reduce the level of discomfort. Dr. Schwarzburg has a full baggage of experience and a prominent skill set in the field. He highly prioritized the comfort of his patients. That’s why he gives preference to Juvederm Voluma XC, especially for cheek augmentations. Juvederm Voluma XC contains lidocaine which provides local anesthesia, making the entire process more bearable.

How Do I Know If I Can Undergo a Cheek Augmentation NYC?

Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra have been approved by FDA as safe and effective fillers for cheek augmentation on any person who desires to restore or add volume to their cheeks making them plumpier. Most of the cheek augmentation patients are above the threshold of 25 years. However, there are cases when cheek filler patients are even below that age. Keep in mind that age is not the only factor that causes facial volume loss and hollowness, there are some other contributing factors as well, such as weight, lifestyle, and genetics. All the dermal fillers – the ones based on hyaluronic acid,  Poly-L-lactic acid or hydroxyapatite, can be an ideal solution for any healthy individual who wants to improve the submalar hollowness in their midface and cheeks and improve the definition of their cheekbones. The cheek augmentation before and after results prove the obvious enhancement that one can achieve even with a small amount of dermal filler.

What Is the Optimal Frequency of Cheek Augmentation Sessions with Dermal Filler Injections?

The аverage number of filler syringes needed for a cheek enhancement is from 1 to 4. Of course, this number differs from person to person. Dr. Schwarzburg uses the approach of starting with less filler rather than going for a full three syringe treatment in a single session. This approach is well justified as there may be patients who respond particularly well to just one syringe, leaving out the necessity of multiple filler sessions. In case the patient ends up needing more than one syringe, it will be delivered to them during the next appointment usually arranged in the following week of the initial treatment. The longevity of the results mainly depends on the product injected; the general timeline of a filler effect is usually anywhere from 9 months to 2 years. Based on this, your next filler appointment will be when you metabolize the filler.

Is It Possible to Pair Cheek Enhancement Dermal Fillers with Other Treatments?

You can surely have cheek augmentation dermal fillers combined with other dermal fillers as well as other treatments. This mainly depends on what results you want to achieve. Dr. Schwarzburg can complement a Juvederm cheek filler with a Restylane under eye filler as these two areas go hand in hand. Besides  pairing your cheek filler injections with skin tightening treatments that complement the filler is a good idea. You could consider treatments like the Fraxel laser that addresses superficial layers of the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin production by causing controlled damage to the skin through heat; it results in fine line, wrinkle, sun spot, pigmentation, and sun damage reduction or elimination. Another treatment that can be a nice addition to a cheek enhancement procedure is Secret RF – a radiofrequency treatment that targets the SMAS layer of the skin and boosts healthy cell regeneration and collagen and elastin production by heating the area of treatment. Secret RF lifts and firms the treatment area and has an overall tightening effect.

What Are Cheek Injections with Micro Cannulas?

This type of an injection makes use of the micro cannula technique. Cannula is a flexible, blunt ended hollow needle through which a channel is created to administer the dermal filler. If the dermal filler is delivered through micro cannulas, the skin gets punctured with a fine needle in order to create an entrance for the cannula. Afterwards, the cannula is horizontally inserted into the skin to infuse the treatment area with the product. This technique can be used sometimes for cheek enhancements with dermal fillers. The technique is safe as the blunt tip causes minimal damage to the skin tissue during the process of injection. In fact, the cannula technique can help prevent bruising or discomfort during the treatment. However, it has to be performed by a skilled injector. For best results either a very small and sharp tipped needle or a micro cannula should be used; this is mainly conditioned by the type of the treatment and the targeted area.

Why Choose Dr. Schwarzburg for Your Cheek Enhancement?

Dr. Schwarzburg’s well-known clinic is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The doctor himself is a board certified expert in cosmetic medicine with several years of experience. Throughout the years of his medical practice Dr. Schwarzburg has worked with different patients with different needs. He prioritizes meeting the individual needs of his patients through thoughtful pre procedural assessments and the application of best cheek filler techniques. His rich experience and expertise level make it possible for him to fulfill his patients’ expectations, keeping the results safe and natural.

In case you are interested in booking a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg you can contact us at 212-203-7415 or email us at info@skingenity.com.

When Is the Best Time to Have Cheek Fillers?

The most common age range to have cheek enhancements is from 30 to 54. The procedure is mainly designed  for those who want to restore the lost fat in their cheeks and to treat the hollowness in their face, getting a more youthful appearance. However, there are patients in their 20s who want to make their cheekbones more prominent with the help of fillers as well as prevent the signs of aging using Botox. When it comes to patients above 40, they are mainly aiming at skin/face rejuvenation and elimination of the aging signs that can already be seen.

Can Men Benefit from Dermal Fillers?

Any healthy individual, male or female, can benefit from dermal fillers, by restoring or adding  facial tissue volume, be it on the cheeks, lips, jawline, or any other area, of course, if they are a candidate for the treatment. Dr. Schwarzburg has many male patients who attend his  NYC medical spa with the purpose of regaining the lost tissue in their cheek area, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The different varieties of dermal fillers can also be paired with Botox to improve the appearance of wrinkles and prevent their further formation.