What types of fillers are most common nowadays for cheeks? I have very hollow cheeks at age 48 and want to know what the most up-to-date options are.
Cheek augmentation with facial fillers is a very common procedure that I perform in my office. The advantages are many. For example, it is done in the office with minimal downtime, costs, and risks, when compared with surgery. The procedure is done with the use of topical anesthesia in the form of a cream. In addition, most fillers now come local anesthesia mixed in. My favorite filler for the cheeks is Radiesse. It is long-lasting filler which lasts approximately 1 year. It is very safe, as it is FDA approved. It can be mixed with lidocaine local anesthetic, for a painless injection. The filler is injected in the cheeks and used to shape the cheeks in the desires shape. When injected in the cheeks, the filler also provides for a mini-lift, giving a pleasant refreshed look. Most patients that undergo the cheek augmentation procedure are very pleased with the results.
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