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Cheek fillers are a gentle and extremely effective way to restore lost volume to your mid face and lift your lower face, giving you an overall rejuvenated appearance.
We offer expert dermal filler treatment, including cheek fillers, to patients at our Huntingdon clinic.
Understanding dermal fillers
Dermal filler treatment involves carefully targeted injections of hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance helps to maintain the structure of the skin, working alongside collagen and elastin.
As we get older, these elements naturally deplete, causing our skin to become less elastic, which can lead to a loss of volume and skin laxity. This can be particularly apparent in the cheeks and lower face.
Dermal fillers are particularly effective at restoring lost volume. They are used to fill out and reduce the appearance of deep lines, and to hydrate the skin. The result is skin that appears plumped and rejuvenated.
As well as improvements to the cheeks and lower face, we use dermal fillers to address many common issues such as:
What are cheek fillers?
Cheek fillers are a type of dermal filler, which are used to add volume to your mid and lower face.
At Melior Clinics, we use Juvéderm Voluma for our cheek filler treatments.
Juvéderm contains ‘cross-linked’ hyaluronic acid. This means that the chains of hyaluronic acid molecules are linked together, making them more stable and therefore giving you longer-lasting results.
Unlike some hyaluronic acid-based treatments, such as skin boosters, which are more liquid, dermal fillers are gel-like in consistency. This means that they add volume, as well as hydration, exactly where you need it.
How do cheek fillers rejuvenate your appearance?
When we are young, our face is at its widest across our cheeks.
As we age, our skin naturally loses its youthful fullness as collagen and elastin levels decrease. In addition, the fat pads in our upper and mid face gradually diminish, while the lower face fat pads become fuller. This gradual shift over time can cause the jawline to look wider and the cheek area to look sunken or hollow.
Cheek fillers combat this ageing process by restoring lost volume to your cheeks. The lifting effect means that lines and folds in your lower face are softened.
Cheek fillers before and after
For this patient at our Huntingdon clinic, we used 2.5ml of Juvéderm Voluma to restore her depleted cheek volume, giving her a revitalised appearance.
What to expect after your cheek filler treatment?
You will notice the benefits of your cheek filler treatment immediately. Your cheeks will look fuller and higher. Your lower face will have been lifted, giving you a smoother, better defined jawline.
After your treatment you can go about your day as normal; your practitioner will talk you through any aftercare requirements. The area treated may feel a little sore for a couple of days and occasionally there’s a small amount of bruising at the injection points, which should quickly heal.
The benefits of cheek fillers usually last between 6 and 12 months.
Meet our practitioners
Tee qualified as a Nurse in 1999, after which she spent eight years working in Accident and Emergency at a range of hospitals including Adenbrookes in Cambridge. Tee moved into the field of aesthetics in the late 2000s. Having spent a few years dividing her time between both private and public sectors, Tee now devotes all her time to Melior Clinics.
Tim is our founder and Medical Director. After many years working in musculoskeletal medicine, he turned his attention to bringing advances in aesthetic medicine to a wider audience. Tim’s passion is to get the best results from our treatments, in both cosmetic and medical applications.
Other treatments available at our Huntingdon clinic
As well as dermal filler treatments, our Huntingdon clinic offers treatments including:
- Botox anti-wrinkle treatment
- Lip fillers
- Skin boosters, including Profhilo and Jalupro
- Laser hair removal
- Laser rejuvenation and pigmentation management
- Laser thread vein removal
- Botox for hyperhidrosis, migraines and masseter jaw reduction (face shaping)
- Venus Viva
What our patients say
I have just received the most amazing treatment at the Melior Clinics in Huntingdon. The patience and care and the time taken to explain everything was absolutely wonderful.
I am delighted with the result of my treatment – it’s even better than I dared to hope for.YA – Huntingdon
Our Huntingdon clinic
You can find our Huntingdon clinic at 10 St Peters Road, PE29 7AA.
There is parking available to the rear of the clinic and we are a fifteen minute walk from Huntingdon train station.
Our clinic is Save Face accredited, which means that we are regularly assessed to ensure that we continue to provide the highest standards of patient care in a safe environment.