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When (and Why) to Consider Cheek Fillers

When (and Why) to Consider Cheek Fillers

Your appearance comes down to a particular arrangement of bone, muscle, fat, and skin. The aging process takes its toll on all of these tissues, resulting in the loss of volume that contributes to an overall older look. 

Collagen loss is often the first and most obvious issue. The most common protein in your body, collagen forms a matrix in the skin’s dermis, its middle layer. As well as nourishing the outer epidermis, the collagen layer supports and fills out your skin. Unfortunately, its rate of production declines over time, starting at some point in your 20s. 

Those high, healthy cheekbones may lose their fullness as collagen subsides, becoming angular or receding into your face. It’s just one of the subtle changes that adds age to your face. 

You’ll be pleased to know that cheek augmentation is readily available from the team at Bayview General Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dermal fillers are a versatile way to counter some of the natural volume loss your body faces. 

Led by Dr. Richard Blanchar, our team specializes in dermal fillers, an injectable treatment with a range of applications and benefits, and we offer special products and techniques to help you reshape your cheek bones. 

The principle behind dermal fillers

The most frequently performed aesthetic treatment today is also an injectable, based on the botulinum type A neurotoxin. Bayview General Medicine offers Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, three versions of this type of treatment. These products limit the contractions of certain muscles that cause active wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and forehead or worry lines. 

Dermal fillers are passive products. As their name suggests, they take the place of lost tissue, “filling in” to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and, in some cases, adding back lost volume. Your cheeks can benefit from dermal filler augmentation. 

Filler formulas

While botulinum toxin treatments address the active wrinkle problem, dermal fillers have a variety of foundations, formulations, and applications. When it comes to your cheeks, there are two approaches to augmentation. 

The most common uses hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally throughout your body, formulated into a gel. There are a wide range of fillers based on hyaluronic acid. Some manufacturers have several hyaluronic acid formulations with different properties. Some blend and spread away from the injection point while others stay close. This allows our team to create the right effect for your individual needs. 

Biostimulatory fillers are less common, using a substance like poly-L-lactic acid that not only adds volume but stimulates new collagen production. These fillers take longer to produce results, but ultimately last longer than other fillers. 

Virtually everyone can benefit from the added volume and definition in the cheek area as they get older. Book a consultation with Bayview General Medicine to find out more about your aesthetic options including cheek fillers. 

You can reach the office by phone or online to request an appointment. Book yours today.

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