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As an aesthetic skin specialist, we work with you to create incredible results that boost your confidence and appearance. Today, we’ll look at cheek fillers, that is dermal fillers in the cheeks, to answer some common questions about what they’re used for, how long they last and, of course, risks and safety.

What is cheek filler used for?

It’s simply dermal filler placed in the cheek area. It can be used to enhance the structure of the face; to boost lost volume; and to smooth lines and wrinkles, like those around the eyes. Cheek filler is an injectable, but thanks to a numbing agent, doesn’t usually cause any pain or discomfort.

How long does cheek filler last?

Dermal fillers typically last anywhere from 12-18 months. To prolong results, we recommend having a top-up before they fully fade. We can advise you on when you’ll need a top-up.

Is cheek filler safe?

Yes. It’s made from hyaluronic acid – a substance our own bodies make – which is gently broken down and reabsorbed over time. Dermal filler has been on the aesthetics market for years and is approved for use as an injectable. And, with our training and expertise, you couldn’t be in safer hands for your treatment. In fact, Emma J is a Registered General Nurse, Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner and Harley Street Trained, with a Nurse Medical Prescriber Qualification.

What about side-effects?

Any kind of injection can come with a risk of swelling, redness, tenderness and bruising – but by following our aftercare instructions, you can help minimise these and possibly prevent them from happening.

What aftercare should I follow for cheek fillers?

There’s lots you can do to help boost healing and prevent side-effects. These include things like avoiding make-up and touching the injected area after treatment; strenuous exercise and heat treatments in the first week or so; and alcohol in the first 24 hours. Full aftercare guidance is provided for you at your appointment.

Are cheek fillers suitable for me?

Most adults are suitable, but we always arrange a consultation before going ahead with treatment. It helps ensure you’re choosing the right treatment and can be a space to talk about what’s involved and any risks to be aware of.

What’s my next step?

You’ll need to book an appointment at our expert skin clinic in Inverness. Simply visit our contact page for all the latest details, and we’ll get back to you with a suitable time and date. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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