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01277 549 006

drtash@skinenhanceclinic.com

01277 549 006

drtash@skinenhanceclinic.com

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmantation

As we age the changes in the bones and soft tissue structure of the face can start to change the cheek area and make it look more hollow. This can create folds in the lower face. For cheek enhancement, a synthetic sugar based product naturally found in the skin is injected at specific points to restore the youthful curve of your face to give it a softer, natural and refreshed appearance. Most individuals require 1-2 ml of dermal filler for optimal results. Once injected it draws water from the surrounding tissue to integrate naturally into your cheeks.

At a Glance

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS1
PROCEDURE TIME30 mins
RECOVERY TIME24-48 hours
ANAESTHETICNot required
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediately
FINAL RESULTSImmediately
DURATION OF RESULTS6-9 months usually longer depending on the product
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSBruising, infection, swelling, allergic reaction
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I look dramatically different after this treatment?
Dr Tash’s ethos is to give you a refreshed and restored appearance and treatment is tailor-made to your requirements. The effects are so subtle you may not look any different to loved ones who see you on a daily basis. The fillers we choose in Skin Enhance Clinic are extremely successful at integrating with your natural collagen to give a smooth appearance.
Can the filler move to other areas?
No. The fillers we use in Skin Enhance Clinic have been licenced and researched for many years. Once injected the product stays where it is injected and does not move anywhere else.
Is the treatment painful?
Everyone’s pain threshold is different and most fillers now come with a local anaesthetic (lidocaine) that means the treatment can be done without any additional anaesthetic, but please talk to Dr Tash if an anaesthetic cream is needed. The technique for the treatment can be with the use of a needle or a cannula and Dr Tash is trained in both techniques and will choose the right delivery option for the best outcome.
What can I expect immediately after the treatment?
You can see the effects of the filler immediately after the treatment. There is usually some redness, soreness, and swelling that will subside within a few hours. Using an ice pack will help with these mild symptoms.
What can go wrong with the treatment?
Dr Tash is confident in her skills and the cheek is a safe area to have fillers. If there is a problem with the site of the product or the patient does not like the outcome, Dr Tash will inject a protein to rapidly dissolve the filler, safely and within a few hours.

You will always have Dr Tash’s personal number to contact, at any time, for reassurance.

How long do dermal fillers last?
The time a filler lasts varies depending on your lifestyle and the product chosen and where it is injected. It is gradually broken down by the body and will disappear over 6-9 months, but when fillers are placed in deeper tissues they can last longer.
Are there any circumstances when you would be unable to have this treatment?
You can’t have the treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have certain medical conditions affecting your immune system or allergies.
Can dermal filler treatment be done alongside other treatments?
Yes, it is safely done with other treatments like anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to other areas like lips.
Is there anything I can’t do before or after the treatment?
Swelling and bruising can be reduced by avoiding the following for a few days before treatment and for 24 hours after treatment:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen
  • Vitamins supplements like fish oils, omega-3 fatty acids, high dose vitamin E, garlic, gingko biloba and St John’s wort

Any medication being taken that can increase bleeding such as blood thinners or steroids should not be stopped and must be discussed with Dr Tash.

It is also recommended you are careful when washing after the filler treatment. Avoid rubbing the area and avoid make up for 24 hours to reduce any risk of infection. Your aftercare will be discussed in more detail at the face-to-face consultation.

If I stop having the treatment would I look worse than I started off with?
No. If you do decide not to continue with your treatment, then your face will gradually return to the way it looked before treatment. Some people have the treatment regularly, for example, every year to maintain their appearance and there is evidence to suggest that the filler stimulates your body to produce more collagen.

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FIVE GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE SKIN ENHANCE CLINIC

Just what makes Skin Enhance Clinic so unique?

Here are five reasons why you should choose us when you are considering cosmetic treatment.

  1. The guiding principle of Skin Enhance Clinic is to deliver exceptional patient care and Dr Tash always has her patient’s welfare at heart.
2. You start with a face-to-face consultation at Skin Enhance and there will be plenty of time to consider all your options, and ask any questions you might have before you decide, together with Dr Tash, what treatment is right for you.
3. Dr Tash will work with you to identify the correct solution for you, one that is appropriate for your needs and meets your expectations.
4. Dr Tash only ever uses the best products that are sourced for Skin Enhance Clinic through official UK Pharmacies eliminating, as far as is possible, any risk to her patients and assuring the quality of the treatments given.
5. While Dr Tash knows that to most people having cosmetic treatment is all about being more beautiful, she firmly believes that consultation can also help to reduce any emotional and psychological effects that a patient might be experiencing with some skin conditions. There are many other things that Dr Tash can advise you on, and these include Professional skin care products and maintaining a healthy skin and wellbeing.