Cheek enhancement is a non-surgical treatment that at PHI Clinic is performed using dermal fillers. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in skin that acts as a cushioning agent, attracting and retaining water for hydration. While subtle cheek enhancement is a temporary solution, we see it as an ongoing treatment, and we recommend having top up sessions every 18-24 months for continued results.
Subtle cheek enhancement treatment
As we age, skin loses its elasticity, fat pads in the face slip, and muscles weaken, leading to concerns like jowls, sunken cheeks, and under eye bags. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of all of these in a subtle cheek enhancement treatment, introducing specific amounts of product into target areas to lift and revolumise the area. As well as these, fillers are an effective procedure for people who may feel like their cheeks are flat, and want to introduce definition, or contour the face for a natural look.
Consultation and treatment
Prior to any injections, we require a consultation with one of our clinicians, in this case a doctor, as this is a doctor-led treatment. This usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour, and is your chance to express your concerns, discuss your expectations for the procedure, and create a treatment plan with your practitioner that includes costing. Before treatment, we recommend that you avoid alcohol, blood thinners, and paracetamol, so as to keep swelling in the area to a minimum. This should be continued until about 48 hours after treatment, and strenuous exercise should also be minimised, to reduce the chances or longevity of bruises. Subtle cheek enhancement results are noticeable immediately following the procedure, due to the nature of the products used, but optimal results are seen from 3-5 days after treatment.
Each of our doctors is highly trained in performing cheek enhancement with dermal fillers, training regularly with our medical director, Dr Tapan Patel, himself. Prices and treatment time depend on the severity of the concern and complexity of the case, as well as the practitioner you see, but this will be discussed within your consultation. You should also disclose your medical history, to ensure you receive the best treatment option for your individual needs.