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Collagen is an essential component in the skin that acts as a structural support and provides a firm foundation for a supple, smooth, youthful-looking complexion. As part of the natural aging process, collagen in the skin breaks down, leading to the development of signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Thanks to cheek fillers, expert injectors, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, are able to essentially reverse the aging process by restoring lost volume, enhancing facial contour, and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Green utilizes a number of dermal fillers, including popular hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, and Sculptra Aesthetics to provide her patients with pan-facial rejuvenation and a natural-looking youthfulness.

Full cheeks and prominent cheekbones have long been associated with youthfulness and beauty. Unfortunately, for many of us, one of the first areas of the face to show evidence of aging is the midface. Volume loss in the cheeks often results in a sunken, hollow appearance, causing us to look much older than we really feel. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can replace this lost volume in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, fine lines, smile lines, and deeper wrinkles throughout the face. Cheek fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for facial enhancement, since their introduction by Dr. Green over a decade ago. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures, from filler injections, Botox injections, to laser treatments, have soared in popularity since there is no recovery time, unlike the significant side effects from a facelift or plastic surgery.

For over 25 years, Dr. Michele Green has rejuvenated and refreshed the appearance of some of the most discerning men and women from around the world by providing them with the best cosmetic treatments, including dermal filler injections for cheek augmentation. Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist who is internationally recognized for her “less is more” philosophy and artful results. She is consistently voted one of New York City’s “best doctors” by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and New York Times. Dr. Green takes pride in the relationships that she builds with each of her patients, and will take the time to customize a treatment plan for your facial rejuvenation treatment that is centered around your specific concerns and your cosmetic goals.

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2 Syringes of Voluma for Cheek

Dermal Fillers for Cheek Augmentation

As we age, the production of the proteins collagen and elastin decrease. Collagen is responsible for providing structure to the skin while elastin keeps the skin tight, and together they keep your face looking smooth, firm, and youthful. As a result of decreasing levels of collagen and elastin, the skin starts to lose elasticity and firmness. Fine lines and wrinkles become etched into the skin and hollows may begin to form in the cheeks. Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is often the perfect solution for addressing the issues that arise as a result of the natural aging process by replenishing structure and volume to the mid-face.

Cheek augmentation is a process by which Dr. Green restores volume and contour to the cheeks. For some patients, this may just be reversing volume-loss that occurs as a result of aging and for others, the goal of cheek augmentation may be to re-contour the face for more pronounced cheekbones. Cheek augmentation can be performed in a variety of ways and with a number of dermal filler product combinations, depending on your aesthetic goals and individual needs.

For most, non-surgical cheek augmentation is the ideal approach. Surgical cheek augmentation requires an invasive cosmetic procedure, during which a plastic surgeon places synthetic cheek implants in the midface. The results are permanent and difficult to alter overtime as one’s individual tastes and preferences change, as the only way to manipulate the implants is with further cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are semi-permanent, adaptable, produce immediate results, more affordable, and require no downtime whatsoever. For these reasons, many patients seeking cheek augmentation prefer non-invasive dermal filler treatment for facial rejuvenation. If you are someone who is interested in restoring lost volume in the midface, enhancing facial contour for the appearance of more prominent cheek bones, or smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, schedule a consultation with expert injector Dr. Michele Green in NYC. No matter what your individual skin concerns may be, Dr. Green has a facial filler solution for you.

Who is a good candidate for cheek fillers?

A good candidate for cosmetic treatment with cheek fillers is any patient over the age of 21 who is in overall good health, seeking improved volume, enhanced contour, or smoother skin texture in the midface, and has realistic expectations for their cosmetic results. This includes patients who are simply looking to enhance their cheekbones so that they appear more prominent, as well as those who are seeking treatment for volume restoration in the mid face- whether their volume loss is age-related or simply due to genetics. In general, dermal fillers are contraindicated for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who have a history of allergic reactions to lidocaine or any other ingredients listed in the dermal filler formula. Dr. Green is an expert when it comes to cosmetic injectables and is always sure to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals in order to best determine which treatment plan is right for you.

What are cheek fillers?

Cheek fillers are cosmetic injectables that are used by Dr. Green in NYC to restore volume to the mid face, create facial contour, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. This non-invasive treatment method boasts a number of benefits, including ease of scheduling, zero downtime, a completely customizable approach, as well as long-lasting and natural-looking results. The most popular type of cheek filler used is the hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Dr. Green regularly incorporates Juvederm and Restylane dermal filler products into the facial rejuvenation treatment plans of her patients, both of which are composed of hyaluronic acid. Other dermal filler types include Sculptra, made of a substance called poly-L-lactic acid, and Radiesse, which is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite.

Each cheek filler offers its own unique set of benefits that make each of them an indispensable tool for pan-facial rejuvenation. Since each filler is different and each one may be best applied for a different specific cosmetic purpose, it is imperative that your cheek filler treatment is performed by an expert injector with the knowledge and experience to select the most appropriate dermal filler products for your individual treatment. Dr. Green is an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing her patients with the best cosmetic injectables that NYC has to offer.

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Juvederm Ultra Plus – 1 syringe, and Voluma – 2 syringes: 2 months before and after

How long do cheek fillers last?

On average, dermal filler injections in the cheeks last between 6 months to 2 years. The duration of your cheek filler treatment will ultimately be dependent on the type of dermal filler that was used to provide your cheek augmentation, as well as your individual metabolism. Hyaluronic acid cheek fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane dermal filler products, usually need to be maintained twice a year for optimal cosmetic results, whereas the results from having cheek augmentation with Sculptra injections generally last for approximately two years. Though the results from dermal filler cheek augmentation can be fairly long-lasting, many patients elect to engage in “touch-up” treatments on an annual basis in order to maintain optimal cosmetic results.

What do cheek fillers do?

The function of your cheek fillers is going to be dependent on your unique facial structure, the type of filler being used for your cosmetic treatment, and your overall aesthetic goals. Cheek fillers have the ability to enhance bone structure and create contour, eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, soften facial creases, and reverse loss of volume in the mid-face. Cheek fillers are able to provide patients with these results by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin and stimulating the production of new collagen in the designated treatment areas. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps hydrate the skin, making it appear plump, supple, and smooth. Collagen is a main contributor to the overall elasticity and firmness of the skin, acting as a structural support and preventing the skin from becoming loose, saggy, and wrinkled. By boosting the amount of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin, cheek fillers can be used to effectively restore a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery or downtime.

What to expect after cheek fillers

The most common side effect of cheek filler treatment is mild swelling at or near the injection sites. Swelling in these areas may resemble small lumps or bumps. Should any such bumps be observed after your cosmetic injections, there is no cause for concern as they should resolve on their own within 1-2 weeks of treatment. In order to minimize any potential swelling, ice packs are applied to the treatment area immediately after completion of the injections. Other possible effects may include bruising of the treatment area, redness, and soreness. If you have any questions or concerns after having cheek filler treatment with Dr. Green, please don’t hesitate to contact via email or call the office.

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Sculptra 3 months before and after

Do cheek fillers hurt?

No! The dermal fillers that Dr. Green uses are compounded with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, that enhances patient comfort during the injections themselves. Patients can also choose to use a topical numbing cream that Dr. Green will send to the selected pharmacy of your choice. A thick layer of the numbing cream should be applied to clean skin, covering the entirety of the treatment area, for one hour before the cosmetic procedure takes place. Once you arrive to the boutique office of Dr. Green, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, your numbing cream will be removed and your skin sterilized. Dr. Green will then perform your cosmetic injections. There may be some tenderness or soreness after the procedure at or near the sites of injection. For treating any discomfort that may result after completion of the procedure, Dr. Green recommends to her patients that they take Tylenol, rather than pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Advil, which are blood thinners and may worsen the potential side effect of swelling.

How long does it take for cheek fillers to settle?

Once the dermal filler has been injected into the treatment area, it can take up to two weeks for the filler to settle. When dermal filler “settles,” it means that the filler becomes integrated with the tissue in the treatment area, which results in the volume restoration and hydrating effects of the procedure becoming fully visible. In the time that it takes the filler to fully settle and integrate into the midface area, patients may experience some mild side effects, such as swelling, redness, and bruising at or near the injection site, however, these side effects will resolve themselves on their own within one to two weeks of treatment.

Do cheek fillers swell?

Though some of the cosmetic results are visible immediately following cheek filler treatment, it is typical that there be some residual swelling for 1-2 weeks. This swelling resolves on its own and after approximately two weeks. Dr. Green asks that her patients treated with cosmetic injections return to her NYC office for a follow up appointment once the fillers have fully settled in order for her to evaluate the results of treatment, determine as to whether or not any touch-ups are required, and plan the next appointment for maintenance should any be needed.

Do cheek fillers bruise?

Another common, mild side effect of cheek filler treatment is bruising at or near the injection site. Bruising is a risk for any injectable treatment and dermal fillers are no exception. Patients can reduce their risk of bruising, however, by avoiding any blood thinner medications, such as Ibuprofen, and alcohol consumption in the week leading up to the cheek filler treatment. Bruising, swelling, redness, and any other mild side effects of the cheek filler treatment, will go away within 1-2 weeks after receiving treatment.

How to reduce swelling after cheek fillers

One of the best ways to reduce swelling after having cosmetic injections is by using cold compresses or ice packs. Immediately after your cheek filler treatment is completed, ice packs will be applied to the area to minimize initial swelling. The use of a cold compress can be continued intermittently following the treatment as the patient desires for their comfort. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 48 hours following cheek filler treatment, as the hot temperature of the body can exacerbate swelling and increase risk of infection. In the same nature, warm showers are preferable over hot showers. Avoid vitamins, supplements, and medications that act as blood thinners in the days leading up to and right after your appointment to minimize swelling and bruising. Arnika Forte is an herbal supplement that can be used topically or orally to further help prevent bruising and swelling and is available at the office of Dr. Green.

Do cheek fillers migrate?

Filler migration is an exceptionally rare side effect in any case of cosmetic injections. The risk of your cheek fillers migrating, however, is significantly higher when your treatment is performed by an inexperienced or unqualified injector. For this reason, it is imperative that your injections are done with a board-certified dermatologist who has both the experience and expertise to artfully and precisely conduct your treatment. Luckily, in the unfortunate event that your hyaluronic acid cheek fillers have migrated, Dr. Green can dissolve the product with hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid and can be used to reverse the effects of HA filler treatment. Sometimes, more than one session of hyaluronidase injections may be required, depending on the amount of filler that was initially injected (more filler needs a greater amount of hyaluronidase to fully dissolve). If you are suffering from unsatisfactory results after cheek filler treatment with an inexperienced injector, Dr. Green can help remedy the situation.

Are cheek fillers safe?

Yes! Cheek fillers are completely safe when the procedure is performed in a medical setting with a board-certified dermatologist. The process of having this treatment is straightforward for an experienced and knowledgeable injector, like Dr. Green. When having treatment in a medical spa or other such setting, there is an increased risk for experiencing unwanted side effects or unsatisfactory cheek filler results. A thorough anatomical understanding is essential, as serious negative side effects can occur otherwise, such as injection into a blood vessel. Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing her patients with the best cosmetic injections for beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results. When you choose to work with a physician like Dr. Green, you guarantee that your injectable treatment is centered around patient safety and satisfaction.

Should I get cheek fillers?

If you are interested in cheek fillers for facial wrinkles, to enhance the prominence of high cheekbones, or for restoring volume to the midface area, Dr. Green can help you determine a treatment plan that is aptly suited to your facial structure and cosmetic goals. Should you decide that cheek filler treatment is something you want to do, Dr. Green does offer a number of different cheek filler products to ensure that you get the most natural-looking, stunning, long-lasting results. To prepare for your cheek filler treatment, discontinue blood thinning medications and supplements for at least 1 week before injections. Dr. Green provides her patients with a prescription for a topical numbing cream that should be applied one hour in advance of the injection to enhance your comfort throughout the duration of the procedure. There are minimal side effects associated with cheek filler treatment and zero downtime involved whatsoever. If you are unsure as to whether or not you should get cheek fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green who can help you determine which facial rejuvenation treatment or combination of treatments will serve you best so that you’ll look and feel like the best version of yourself.

What would I look like with cheek fillers?

The best cosmetic injections should not be obviously apparent or look overdone. Cheek fillers, along with other types of facial fillers, should look like a rejuvenation to the treatment area. Dr. Green’s artistic background allows her to beautifully marry the science of dermatological injections and the artistry of aesthetics to provide her patients with stunning, natural-looking, and long-lasting cheek filler results. For over two decades, Dr. Green has provided the best cosmetic filler treatments in NYC for some of the most discerning men and women from around the world. When you work with Dr. Green, she will carefully customize your dermal filler treatment so that you get the most amazing results.

Do cheek fillers lift jowls?

Yes! Having cheek filler treatment can improve the appearance of sagging jowls. While injecting the cheek area with dermal fillers can help provide the lower face with a lifted appearance, patients should not rely on cheek filler treatment alone to correct the appearance of skin laxity in the lower face- including sagging jowls. For patients who are concerned about skin laxity, Dr. Green often recommends that they combine their cheek filler treatment with a skin-tightening procedure, the most popular option being the Thermage FLX.

Thermage is an innovative skin tightening treatment that relies on radiofrequency to deliver heat to the dermal layers of the skin. The application of heat stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides the skin with structural support and contributes to an overall youthful appearance. By triggering collagen production, Thermage can enhance skin elasticity and lead to firmer, tighter skin. The Thermage FLX is the newest generation and is equipped with AccuREP technology, meaning that treatment is incredibly controlled and even. Patients enjoy the fact that there is zero downtime involved with the Thermage treatment, meaning that normal daily activities can be resumed immediately upon completion of the procedure and dermal filler treatment can be performed anytime after Thermage.

In addition to the face, Thermage can be used to tighten and firm the skin on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, neck, and chest. The treatment itself is painless and no numbing cream is needed for the procedure. If you are an individual who is interested in having cheek fillers and is also concerned with skin laxity or sagging jowls, consulting with Dr. Green in New York City is the best first step. When you choose to work with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss in detail your specific skin concerns and discover which combination of non-invasive cosmetic treatments is best suited to your needs.

Do cheek fillers help nasolabial folds?

Nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines or smile lines, are wrinkles that form from the side of the nose down to the corners of your mouth. These nasolabial folds are known as “dynamic wrinkles,” meaning they are creases that occur as a result of engaging the muscles used for smiling and laughing. In youth, dynamic wrinkles appear when the muscles are in use and then smooth away when the face is at rest. However, as we age, decreased production of collagen and elastin cause the skin to lose structure and dynamic wrinkles become etched into the skin, even when the face is at rest. Luckily, highly visible creases in the nasolabial folds can be treated in Dr. Green’s office with a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. The Botox treatment works to relax the muscle responsible for dynamic wrinkles, smoothing out the creases for a more youthful appearance. Dermal filler can help to restore lost volume in the midface, which further contributes to a smooth, full, youthful look.

What to do after cheek fillers

After having cheek fillers, patients should follow the after care protocol instructions provided to them during their appointment by Dr. Green. The specific aftercare instructions may vary depending on the type of dermal filler used for your cheek filler treatment. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections have slightly different after care instructions than cheek fillers made of substances like poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra. For example, injections with Sculptra need to be massaged several times a day for a period of time following the completion of the procedure in order to distribute the product and induce even collagen production throughout the treatment area. Hyaluronic acid cheek fillers, on the other hand, do not need to be massaged for optimal results. Return to Dr. Green’s office in NYC two weeks after your initial cheek filler treatment is done so that Dr. Green can evaluate the results of your injections and determine if any touch up is required. Another follow up appointment should be scheduled for six months to one year later in order to maintain the best overall cosmetic results.

What not to do after cheek fillers

In order to achieve the best results and keep you safe from any adverse side effects, there are several activities that Dr. Green recommends avoiding for some time after receiving treatment. In general, Dr. Green recommends avoiding strenuous exercise for approximately 48 hours following treatment. In addition, patients should refrain from touching the treatment area for several hours after the injections. After several hours, it is okay to gently apply coverup or sunscreen to the skin. Sunscreen is important, as Dr. Green also recommends practicing sun avoidance in the days following the treatment, which can include staying inside when the sun is at its most intense, or applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30 whenever you go outside.

Can I wear makeup after cheek fillers?

In the hours following your cheek filler procedure, it is important to keep the skin clear and dry to avoid possible infection. While you are welcome to return to your regularly scheduled activities immediately after treatment, Dr. Green recommends waiting several hours before applying make up or other products, such as lotion or sunscreen, to your face. Before bed, be sure to carefully wash off the make up in order to avoid rubbing or pressing your face.

Can you exercise after cheek fillers?

In the 48 hours following treatment, Dr. Green recommends avoiding strenuous work outs or exercise. When your body temperature is raised in this manner, the risk of swelling and infection can increase, so while you can return to most regularly scheduled activities following treatment, it is best to avoid fitness classes or intensive work outs. After 48 hours, you can return to your regular exercise routine when the highest risk of infection has passed.

How to sleep after cheek fillers

Following dermal filler treatment, it is important to avoid putting pressure on the treatment area. Rubbing or massaging the injection site can lead to filler migration, which can decrease the effects of the treatment and possibly lead to more serious side effects. As such, Dr. Green recommends sleeping on your back in the days following the cheek filler treatment to avoid putting too much pressure on your cheeks when you sleep.

Can cheek fillers cause headaches?

It is highly unlikely that cheek filler treatment would cause a headache as a side effect. It is more likely that this is a potential side effect after cosmetic injections in the temples. Many patients, however, experience feelings of anxiety leading up to their dermal filler treatment appointment, and this may induce headaches as a result. Should you experience this side effect after your cheek filler treatment, the headache usually subsides on its own within several hours of onset, though it can take up to several days for complete resolution. Typically, Tylenol is best used to help with pain management for any discomfort after treatment with cheek fillers or other dermal fillers. If you experience a persistent or severe headache after having cheek filler injections, alert your physician who can recommend the next best steps.

Does cheek filler help eye bags?

Cheek filler treatment can be used to help improve the appearance of hollowed under eyes caused by a tear trough. A tear trough is characterized by a deep crease that sits between the upper cheek and the lower eyelid, casting a shadow beneath the eyes. Injecting a hyaluronic acid filler into this depression can provide the volume needed to erase the shadow underneath the eyes and result in a revitalized, rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. If the eye bags are present due to excess skin, however, injecting filler into the area can actually worsen their appearance. Patients with under-eye bags that are caused by excess skin in the area would benefit most from cosmetic surgery to remove the skin. For this reason, it is essential to consult with a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in New York City, who has the expertise and experience to discern as to whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for cheek fillers to correct the appearance of under-eye bags.

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Before & After photo of female with Juvederm Voluma, 3 weeks

How often do I need to get cheek fillers?

While the longevity of your cheek fillers will vary depending on the type and amount of filler used for your treatment, as well as your individual metabolism, it is best to maintain your cosmetic results with a regular filler appointment on an annual or bi-annual treatment session. Most patients elect to engage in a “touch-up” treatment on an annual basis, at minimum, to maintain optimal cosmetic results for their cheek fillers. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to establish a timeline for your cheek filler treatments that will guarantee you have the ideal aesthetic results over the long term.

How many syringes for cheek fillers?

The number of syringes necessary for cheek filler can vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors, including face shape, severity of volume loss, and the patients unique aesthetic needs. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will examine the treatment area and you can express your goals for the treatment. Following the consultation, Dr. Green’s office will be able to provide you with a better estimate for the number of syringes necessary. Typically, patients require between 2 and 6 syringes to achieve optimal results.

How much do cheek fillers cost?

Cheek augmentation with dermal filler can range in price greatly depending on a number of contributing factors. The price of your non-invasive cheek augmentation will be influenced by the amount of dermal filler product needed to augment the area, as well as the type of filler (hyaluronic acid or alternative formulation) selected for your treatment. Other factors that influence the total cost include the geographic location of the medical office in which you are treated and the experience level of your injector.

In general, cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is more affordable than surgical cheek augmentation options. Most patients prefer facial rejuvenation treatment with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers since they can be as effective as cheek augmentation surgery as well as save time and money and eliminate risk and recovery time. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and determine the type and number of dermal filler syringes needed to achieve your optimal results. At this time, the total cost of your cheek augmentation treatment will be discussed.

What is non-surgical cheek augmentation?

Many patients are looking for cheek enhancement treatment that does not involve invasive surgery or downtime. Luckily, advancements in cosmetic dermatology have led to non-invasive treatment options that allow for optimal cheek augmentation results without the need for undergoing cheek augmentation surgery. Non-surgical cheek enhancement is accomplished through the use of dermal fillers, which restore volume loss, eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide you with a youthful appearance. Dr. Green’s utilizes an array of dermal filler products to treat her patients with various cosmetic needs and goals, all of which are extremely effective but that all work in slightly different ways, including hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Contour, and Restylane Lyft, and calcium-based microsphere treatment such as Radiesse. Cheek filler treatments involve the use of a fine needle to inject the dermal filler into the treatment area for incredible, long-lasting, natural-looking results without surgery or downtime.

How to know which injectable filler is right for your cheek enhancement

There are many dermal filler products on the market that can be used to perform cheek augmentation. The best facial filler for your individual treatment will ultimately be dependent on your facial structure, the degree of cheekbone augmentation that you are looking for, the degree of skin laxity present, and the types of facial wrinkles and creases being treated. Dr. Green is an expert in facial rejuvenation treatments, with over 25 years of experience treating her patients with the best cosmetic injectables available. During your consultation with her in her private NYC dermatology office, she will evaluate the texture and resilience of your skin, and provide appropriate treatment recommendations and options based on what she deems will provide you with the best overall cosmetic results.

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Sculptra and Restylane – 4 months

What is the Best Filler for Cheek augmentation?

Dr. Green employs the use of several different dermal fillers to perform cheek filler treatments on her patients. None of the fillers available at Dr. Green’s office are inherently “better” than another. Dr. Green determines which filler or combination of fillers to use for your treatment depending on your unique needs and aesthetic goals. The filler options are as follows:

Restylane Lyft – Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid-based filler created by the company Galderma. The product was FDA approved in 2015 to restore volume loss in the mid-face as a result of the natural aging process. The Restylane line of dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid in order to stimulate the production of collagen in the body, which helps to restore natural-looking volume and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek area. Dr. Green also uses Restylane Lyft to treat the oral commissure, as this filler product has a distinct lifting ability that is often required for appropriate rejuvenation of the lower face.

Juvederm Voluma – Juvederm Voluma is another hyaluronic acid filler that is produced by the cosmetic company Allergan. The treatment has been FDA approved to treat the mid-face to restore volume loss and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles since 2013. The hyaluronic acid in the filler is created using Allergan’s original Vycross technology for incredible anti-aging effects. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to offer Juvederm Voluma™ to her patients.

In addition to restoring volume loss in the cheeks for a cheek augmentation, Juvederm Voluma was also recently FDA approved for jaw and chin augmentations in 2020. Juvederm Voluma provides excellent jaw contouring and augmentation with no need to undergo any surgery. The procedure requires approximately one to two syringes to complete and requires to recovery or downtime.

Sculptra – Sculptra® is another excellent filler choice for the providing volume restoration in the temples and cheeks. Sculptra was originally designed for patients suffering from a hollow or sunken appearance in the midface due to illness, and it’s use was expanded to treat all patients lacking volume in the midface. Sculptra is a unique filler treatment in that it stimulates the body to produce its own collagen, allowing for long-lasting and natural-looking results.

Restylane Contour – The newest FDA-approved Restylane filler product, Restylane Contour was approved for cheek augmentation in June of 2021. Restylane Contour is uniquely well suited to treat volume loss in the cheek and mid-face region. The treatment uses Galderma’s proprietary XpresHAnn technology for cheek augmentation, allowing for dynamic, natural-looking cheek enhancement.

Radiesse – Radiesse is a unique dermal filler treatment in that it uses Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) and patented microsphere technology to restore volume and stimulate the production of collagen. Additionally, when the microsphere-containing CaHA gel is injected, skin cells grow around the microspheres with contributes to volume augmentation immediately. The process produces long lasting results, with effects that can remain visible for almost two years following treatment.

When considering cheek filler treatment, it is extremely important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in the anatomy of the mid-face. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned expert injector who performs precise, customized cosmetic treatments for each of her patients to ensure the most stunning results, with patient safety and satisfaction as her primary concerns.

Combining Cheek fillers with Botox and other Cosmetic Injections

It is common for patients to schedule their cheek filler treatments for the same day as Botox injections or other dermal filler treatments. Often, patients experiencing volume loss or fine lines and wrinkles in the mid face are experiencing signs of aging in other areas of the face, too- whether it be the forehead, eyes, brows, lips, nasolabial folds (smile lines), or neck. The benefit of consulting with an expert like Dr. Green is that you can work with her to completely customize your treatment approach so that your areas of concern are effectively targeted to reveal a refreshed appearance.

For treatment of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that form as a result of repeated facial movement), Dr. Green uses a neuromodulator like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport. These derivatives of botulinum toxin A are primarily used to soften the appearance of wrinkles that appear on the forehead, glabella, and around the eyes (crow’s feet) by relaxing the muscles that control their movement. Combining Botox injections with dermal filler treatments is often referred to as a “liquid facelift”, as it results in beautiful pan-facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery.

One of the most popular filler treatments that patients have performed in conjunction with Botox injections and cheek filler is lip injections. Celebrities and social media influencers have greatly contributed to the rising popularity of lip fillers. Patients with naturally thin lips as well as those seeking extra volume for a glamorous effect have expressed their admiration for the cosmetic effects provided by lip filler. Cheek filler and lip filler are easily performed during the same appointment, enhancing two of the critical facial features and creating a more youthful look. In her probate NYC office, Dr. Green has everything you need for natural-looking facial rejuvenation, without having to get invasive plastic surgery.

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Juvederm Voluma 1 month before and after

How Much Does Cheekbone Augmentation Cost?

Many patients ask, how much is. cheek augmentation, and the answer is: it depends. The cost of your cheekbone augmentation treatment will vary depending on a number of factors including the type of procedure you are receiving – whether you are getting surgical augmentation or non-surgical – the geographic location, and the size or scope of the treatment area. The cost of cheekbone augmentation varies widely depending on each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals. In general, the cost of dermal filler injections for cheekbone augmentation ranges from $800-$1500. The cost is competitive when compared to surgical cheekbone augmentation, which can cost upwards of $5,000.

If you opt for dermal fillers for your cheek augmentation, the total number of syringes used to produce your results, and your overall needs and aesthetic goals will have an impact on the cost. When you work with Dr. Green, she will create a custom treatment plan that balances your budget with your desired cheekbone augmentation outcome. After your initial consultation, Dr. Green’s office will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of the total cost of the treatment based off of your treatment plan.

How Long Does Cheekbone Augmentation last?

Cheekbone enhancement via injectable fillers may not be permanent, but the results are long-lasting. Popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler products for cheek augmentation, such as Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma, can last between 9 months and up through a full year, and Sculptra (poly-l-lactic acid) typically lasts up to two years. Most patients are quite satisfied by initial results from non-invasive cheekbone augmentation, and opt for touch-up appointments on an annual or biannual basis.

What is jaw augmentation?

Jaw augmentation, similarly to cheek augmentation, is any procedure that involves contouring along the jaw the chin. As we age, fat pad in our face sink and skin becomes lax, which can lead to the appearance of jowls along the bottom of the face. Jaw augmentation treatments serve to tighten the skin along the jaw for an enhanced jawline. Further, augmentation treatment for the jaw can reshape the jawline for those patients who have small jawlines that may blend into their necks. Jaw augmentation can be done surgically with jaw implants or non-surgically with dermal fillers.

Does chin augmentation improve the jawline?

Augmentation treatment can be performed along the jawline and on the chin to improve and contour the jawline. For patients who are not interested in surgical implants for the jaw or chin, the dermal filler, Juvederm Voluma, was FDA-approved in June of 2020 for chin augmentation. The treatment provides excellent results, very similar to a surgical jaw implant, without the need for plastic surgery. The treatment requires one to two syringes to provide optimal results and there is no downtime required.

Combining Cheek Augmentation with Botox, Thermage, and other Cosmetic Procedures

Most patients who are concerned with cheek augmentation may show the visible signs of aging in other areas of their face, such as their foreheads, eyes, brows, lips, or neck.  Dr. Michele Green often combines Botox® and other cosmetic injections such as Belotero® for the upper lip to improve the cosmetic appearance.  In addition, lasers such as Fraxel® and Thermage can be combined with these cosmetic injections to ensure the best overall cosmetic results. In order to achieve the best cosmetic results, it’s important to choose a board certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green or a cosmetic surgeon who is an expert in these cosmetic procedures.

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How do I get started with cheek fillers today?

It can feel somewhat intimidating to start the process of having cheek fillers for the first time, and even more so when it comes to finding an injector with the expertise and experience to perform your cheek augmentation treatment. Dr. Green in New York City offers an array of facial filler options, guaranteeing that patients of any demographic will discover an individualized treatment solution that works for them. Dr. Green is a world-renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, consistently recognized as one of New York’s “top physicians” by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine. She has over two decades of experience carefully creating the perfect treatment plans to match the unique needs of each of her patients from all around the globe.

If you are considering cheek filler treatment options and want to learn more about the process of cosmetic injections, varieties of dermal fillers and their benefits, and how you can achieve a natural-looking, more youthful appearance, Dr. Green is here to help. An authority when it comes to cosmetic procedures like cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, chemical peels, and skincare, Dr. Green will help you to both look and feel like the very best version of yourself. To start on your path to facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green by contacting us online or calling the office at 212-535-3088.

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