Facial fillers are highly versatile treatments that can improve various aspects of any face—without the need for surgery. Many of the most popular types of temporary facial fillers are made with hyaluronic acid to create gels injected beneath the skin’s surface to fill in wrinkles or to augment certain facial features. While considering treatments for lines and hollows, patients sometimes also ask us, “Do cheek fillers make you look slimmer?” Our Long Island-based team explains that it’s indeed possible to alter the shape of the face, making it appear thinner with the help of cheek fillers. Injectables can also add fullness that emphasizes desirable proportions.

Overall, the cheeks are an important element in bringing balance to the face and giving it attractive contours. High, full cheekbones are associated with a youthful appearance, whereas flattened cheekbones can make you appear older.

If you naturally have a rounder face because of genetics, fillers can be used to add definition to the cheekbone area and give your face a more defined and angular appearance. The gel can be used to better define your natural facial bone structure.

On the other hand, some patients may want to soften the face instead—and this is also possible! Fillers can improve the volume of the cheeks to fill out and rejuvenate an area that has developed a gaunt or flat look. Hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal for the cheek area because they are adjustable: More filler can be added if necessary, and the material can be dissolved as desired for the reverse effect.

Beyond hyaluronic acid-based fillers, there are also semi-permanent injectables such as Sculptra® and Radiesse® that provide longer-lasting results and are effective for filling deep hollows caused by significant volume loss. Semi-permanent fillers are known as collagen stimulatory or biostimulatory fillers because, unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, they stimulate gradual production of the body’s own collagen to add fullness. These treatments are an ideal way of improving projection for the cheeks.

Which options is best for you? Our Long Island-based injectors at VITRA Aesthetics Clinic can help to answer this question and tell you more about the benefits of the various available injectables. Call us at 631-662-7880 or submit a contact form online.

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