Benefits of Cheek Fillers

As we age, beginning in our 30s and 40s, our skin begins to lose volume and elasticity, and thus wrinkles and fine lines begin to form. Fortunately, the contour and shape of your features can be enhanced with non-surgical techniques that do not require down time.

There are specific dermal fillers that can lift and restore lost volume to the cheeks and tighten the jaw line. Cheek fillers can help sculpt and add youthful plumpness to the skin. The wrinkles and folds around your nose and mouth can also be treated with fillers. Results are immediate and will continue to develop during the first few weeks after the injections. Here we discuss a couple types of effective, long-lasting cheek fillers.

Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm is a popular line of dermal fillers that is created by Allergan, the makers of Botox. Juvederm is comprised of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm Voluma was the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid cheek filler. Patients can see results immediately and results from Voluma last up to 18 months. Voluma can also be used to give chiseled and tighter jaw line and help reduce the appearance of jowls.

Restylane Lyft
Restylane Lyft is another brand of dermal filler that is composed of hyaluronic acid. Lyft is made by Galderma the makers of Dysport. Lyft is a product that can be used effectively to lift the cheeks for a more youthful appearance and results last nine to 12 months.

Radiesse Cheek Enhancement
Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite and this triggers your own body’s collagen production. This dermal filler is highly effective for correcting mid-face volume loss/drop, general deep lines, nasolabial folds, defining the contours of the chin, jaw, and cheeks, and giving a natural injectable facelift.

Which cheek filler works the best?
There is no single approach and every patient is different. Depending on the consultation, facial structure and skin condition, your experienced injector will determine which cheek filler will provide you with great results.

What other areas can dermal fillers be used for?
Nasal labial folds (smile lines), lips, chin, temples, lines above and below the lips, marionette lines, underneath the eyes, hands, to correct facial asymmetry and to fill acne scars.

How can I save on cheek fillers?
While we don’t recommend selecting a treatment or practice based on cost alone, there are ways to save on cheek fillers and other aesthetic injectable treatments. For Juvederm Voluma and other Juvederm fillers, patients enjoy savings by joining the Brilliant Distinctions program. This is a service provided by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm. With each purchase of Botox, Juvederm, and even SkinMedica products and Latisse, you can collect points and bonus offers. This allows you to save on future treatments. Galderma, the makers of Restylane, provides a similar program called ASPIRE Galderma Rewards.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with Advanced Injector Mariam Alimi at Impressions MediSpa by calling 703-273-0001. For more information, visit www.ImpressionsMediSpa.com.

Mariam Alimi
Mariam Alimi, RN, BSN is the Aesthetic Director & Advanced Injector at Impressions MediSpa. Mariam is an Aesthetic Nurse with a Bachelors in Nursing from Stratford University (cum Laude) and a Bachelors from Virginia Tech. She is an expert in laser technology and has over 10+ years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Mariam is certified in Botox & Dermal Fillers including Advanced Techniques using Restylane, Restylane Lift/Perlane, Voluma, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Mariam is a Licensed in ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift® and InstaTox®. She has completed an intense training through Injectability Institute home of ArqueDerma® technique. Mariam has also completed several courses using Sculptra, collagen stimulator, for facial rejuvenation, Sculptra Butt Lift and treatment of cellulite. Mariam is committed to restoring, sculpting and enhancing one’s natural beauty through non-surgical techniques. Mariam is a member of the Association of Medical Aesthetic Nurses, American Society for Laser Medicine and American Nurses Association. She is a native of Northern Virginia and her hobbies include spending quality time with her family, nature hikes, traveling and staying current on the latest advancements & research involving aesthetic medicine.