Cheek Enhancement

WHY HAVE A CHEEK ENHANCEMENT AND WHAT CAN IT DO?

This popular treatment can replace lost volume or add contour in the cheek area. This occurs due to the ageing process, weight loss, high impact exercise or naturally slim facial/bone structure.

The loss of elasticity and facial fat to the skin can create a flattened, ‘drawn’ appearance. This can increase the appearance ‘tired’ eyes, nose to mouth lines and ‘sad’ downturned mouth corners.

By enhancing the cheek area, this can subtly lift the whole face.

WHAT AREAS CAN IT TREAT?

Maxine uses specific, deep volumising non-permanent dermal fillers to naturally enhance the cheek volume and add contour.

These hyaluronic acid based fillers are placed deep in the fat layer by the cheek bone. The areas that can be treated include the cheek ‘apples’, the outer cheek bones, the lower cheek hollows, and the cheek ‘break’ which extends from the hollows under the eye.

HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?

One of the great advantages of temporary dermal fillers is that they are long lasting but not permanent. They last from 6-18 months in the cheek area.The natural breakdown of the product can be affected by the clients lifestyle and skincare. For example smoking and sunbed use may shorten duration.

Clinical studies have shown that ‘top-up’ treatments prolong the effect.
There is a maintenance required if you want to upkeep the look.

However, if you don’t continue it will slowly be naturally broken down by the body and you will go back to how you were before the treatment.

WHAT DOES A CHEEK ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

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Firstly you will be seen for a free consultation. This will be with your advanced nurse practitioner Maxine. Your facial concerns will be discussed, also other questions about your health, allergies, medications and medical background.

You will be given options on what is available and suitable for you. If you would like, an email will be sent which details what has been discussed, also some information leaflets will be given. Any queries will be answered honestly and treatments discussed that are tailored to be right for you. Its completely up to you what you decide and there is no pressure!

You should only go ahead with the procedure when you feel that you have been well informed and all questions answered. It can take 30-60 minutes. A medical questionnaire and consent form is completed. Confidential photographs are taken before and after. A local anaesthetic (numbing) cream is applied.

Before commencing the skin is cleansed with antiseptic. Then the dermal filler is injected with a fine needle using a variety of techniques. There is local anaesthetic in the dermal filler to ensure its not a painful procedure. Results are instant, although may improve further over several weeks. A gentle massage of the treated area will be provided.

A recovery cream and cover up can also be applied. Post procedure advice will be given and a follow up appointment booked.

RECOVERY TIME/SIDE EFFECTS

Many clients go back to their usual routine. Some heavy activities may need to be avoided at first. It is recommended to avoid sleeping on the cheek area the first evening. You may experience redness, swelling, tenderness and bruising following the treatment. This is the same as you might expect from any type of injection. This is temporary and usually disappears within a few days, or can be disguised with make up.

Cold packs, anti-histamines and anti-inflammatories may be advised.

Other rare side effects include infection, lumpiness and blockage of a blood vessel.

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Maxine Moseley Skin clinics

Unit 1 Old Farm Offices Becketts Farm, Alcester Rd, Birmingham,
West Midlands B47 6AJ.

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