This post was last updated on July 27th, 2022 at 04:14 am
It’s a topic that you guys have a lot of questions about. That makes perfect sense, given that fillers are currently one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in Australia, with 2.67 million procedures performed in 2018, according to a report.
In a nutshell, filler is a substance that is injected into your face or body (most commonly your face) to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve symmetry, and add volume or depth.
Injectable fillers are available in a number of formulas, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm), calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra), and Bellafill (PMMA spheres) are the most frequently used cheek fillers. The bottom edge of the eye socket, the nasolabial fold (a fold formed from the nostril to the corner of the mouth), and a line sweeping up from the corner of the mouth to the ear canal define the cheek.
Basically, a skin injectable is any filler that is injected anywhere in the mapped area. We just bring this up because a lot of people think it is just the material that goes around your cheekbones, but it’s a lot more. It includes, most notably, the area around your mouth (which is particularly vulnerable to indications of age).
Reasons to choose cheek fillers
Lost volume due to age:
People realize their cheeks are deflated or under projected as they get older. This is due to the loss of healthy, youthful midface features. Using filler to re-volumize the cheeks restores the shape of the face and helps to draw attention away from the mouth and back to the eyes.
The nasolabial fold, also known as smile lines, is a pair of parallel lines that go from our nose to our lips. We lose volume and stiffness as we age, resulting in drooping and prominent nasolabial folds. It’s one of our generation’s most significant giveaways.
You’ve definitely noticed that a lot more people who aren’t showing symptoms of aging — such as those in their early 20s and 30s — are receiving face augmentation. This is only a cosmetic decision to add dimension to the face, similar to how some people desire a BBL or boob operation. To each his or her own!
Some of the best types of cheek fillers
Restylane Lyft & Juvederm Voluma: These are hyaluronic acid fillers with a high G’ — a measure of the filler’s strength — that allow for improved form and retention following injection. With time, hyaluronic acid fillers are totally resorbed, leaving no long-lasting volume. If you don’t like the effect, you can quickly dissolve them.
Radiesse: Radiesse is a gel-wrapped calcium hydroxylapatite implant. This mineral can be found in our teeth and bones. It also has a high G’, making it an excellent choice for restoring facial volume.
Sculptra: This product is less of a filler than the others described, yet it can be extremely effective at restoring volume to the face. The immune system processes the poly-L-lactic acid and produces new collagen after it is administered. Sculptra doesn’t fill right away; Instead, it builds volume over the course of six months.
You should anticipate paying anywhere from $350 to $1000 per syringe in terms of cost. Radiesse lasts up to two years and costs $650 to $850 for every syringe, Sculptra lasts two to three years and costs between $750 and $1000 per vial, and Bellafill lasts up to five years and costs between $750 and $1000 per vial. It costs about $1000 for each syringe on average. Restylane and Juvederm have a price range of $350 to $800 and can last anywhere from six months to two years.
David is a respected aesthectic doctor that has been practicing as a GP and skin care specialist in Australia for over 30 years. He has improved the skin conditions of hundreds of people using cruelty free cosmeceuticals, Injectables, and fillers together with advanced laser and ultherapies.