Can Cheek Filler Migrate?

By Florence Goulbourne

Like many dermal fillers, cheek filler is very popular and a growing trend in the beauty sector. This cosmetic treatment is used to add volume and lift to the cheek area of a patient’s face. These dermal fillers are widely available, especially at Fox Pharma. But how much do you know about them? What cheek filler and can cheek filler migrate? Find out everything you need to know in this handy guide. 

What Is Cheek Filler?

Cheek filler is a type of  aesthetic treatment that involves injecting a volumising filler such as dermal fillers  and PLLA fillers into the cheeks. This is done to add volume, definition and contour to the face; as people age, the cheeks lose their fullness and definition. This happens due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. However, cheek fillers help to restore this volume, giving the face a more youthful and plump appearance.

The most popular dermal fillers that are used for cheek augmentation are hyaluronic acid (HA), however PLLA fillers such as aesPlla® may prove as a popular alternative for those looking for subtle rejuvenation over an extended period of time. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. These types of fillers are generally safe and effective and can last anywhere from six months all the way up to two years, depending on the type of product used.

At Fox Pharma, one of our most popular dermal filler brands is REVOLAX, also known as The Nation’s Favourite Dermal Filler. These fillers are favoured for their smooth texture, long-lasting results and ease of injection amongst both patients and practitioners. 

How Is Cheek Filler Injected?

During the procedure, filler is injected into the cheeks of the patient using a small needle or cannula. For example, REVOLAX comes equipped and pre-packaged with needles which are advised for use during this treatment.

The treatment usually takes around 30 minutes and most patients will require little to no downtime afterwards, allowing patients to get straight back to their daily activities. There may be some mild swelling or tenderness but these symptoms tend to resolve within a few days. To learn about injection areas for dermal fillers, we have specialised information on our website. For cheek filler, we recommend using  REVOLAX Sub-Q due to its thick and viscous formula; it helps to mould the cheeks for a plump look. 

It’s important to note that cheek fillers should only be administered by a qualified and experienced professional. This will help to ensure that the treatment is safe and effective, and that any potential risks or complications are minimised.

Can Cheek Filler Migrate To The Eyes?

Cheek filler can migrate if it is not injected properly or if the filler material is low quality. This can occur if the filler is injected too superficially or if it’s injected in the wrong location. Occasionally, the cheek filler can also migrate due to gravity or movement of the facial muscles.

However, the risk of migration can be minimised for patients by choosing a qualified healthcare professional who has undergone specialist training in the use of dermal fillers. Facial anatomy should be carefully assessed and the optimal injection points determined before anything is applied. High-quality, dermal fillers, like our extensive range here at Fox Pharma, should be utilised over cheaper alternatives.

In addition to these factors, patients can also take some precautions themselves. In order to reduce the risk of your cheek filler migrating, patients should avoid touching the area for around 48 hours after the procedure. Moreover, patients should also avoid any strenuous activity, alcohol and exposure to extreme heat or cold for the first few days of recovery. If a patient were to do any of these, there is a greater risk of their dermal filler migrating.

If patients do experience any unusual side effects, like excessive swelling, you as their practitioner should advise them to contact yourself immediately. With proper injection techniques and aftercare, the risk of migration and other complications or side effects can be greatly reduced.

Dermal Fillers At Fox Pharma

Now an industry-leading aesthetics treatment, dermal fillers are renowned for their versatility and offer a number of non-surgical enhancements. You can find a great selection of high-quality dermal fillers here at Fox Pharma. 

So why not shop the range today? Our uncompromising standards mean that we only stock high-quality and market-leading products.

If you’d like any more information, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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