It’s no secret that ageing can be unkind. As we gradually lose many vital components from the face, such as bone density, muscle tissue, fat, elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid as we grow older, this can cause skin sagging, dehydration and loss of volume. One of the key areas that can really suffer in this respect is the cheeks and lower face. As the skin around the cheeks begins to sag, the skin can droop, causing the face to become square in shape and jowls to appear. What’s more, the lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial lines) can become deeper set and create an overall heavy and sad facial appearance. All rather depressing when you think about it.
Luckily, here at Bank MediSpa in Warrington and Altringham, Dr Ahmed, a highly-qualified and experienced cosmetic practitioner has a trick up his sleeve when it comes to offering an effective solution to the ravaging effects of ageing within the lower face. Using injectable dermal fillers to restore lost volume and hydration to the skin and underlying tissues, Dr Ahmed can offer ‘game-changing’ results when it comes to facial beautification.
When injected in to the cheeks, dermal fillers, which contain hyaluronic acid, a ‘magical’ ingredient that is found within the body and is known for its hydrating and volumising properties can immediately lift sagging skin, create a more rounded cheek appearance and offer that heart shape that we all recognise in a youthful face.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is perpetually lost over time and during the ageing process is a vital substance that needs to be replenished. As a naturally occurring ‘sugar’ found in the connective tissues, joints, eyes and skin, HA holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water and is a superb hydrator for the skin when injected. What’s more, HA is accepted readily by the body with little or no side-effects, so is perfect for most people to restore a more youthful, hydrated skin appearance.
When combined in a viscous gel, HA dermal fillers provide a lifting ‘scaffold’ for the facial tissues, creating a non-surgical face lifting effect. When injected in to the cheeks, nose to mouth lines can be reduced and jowls can be lifted as well as the cheeks taking on a rounder, more sculpted appearance.
Our cheek filler treatments in Hale and Stockton Heath only use the highest quality HA dermal fillers, from established pharmacies.
It’s important to find out if you’re medically suitable for HA fillers before you undergo any non-surgical treatment and here at Bank MediSpa, Dr Ahmed will ask you to attend a no-obligation consultation so that he can make all the necessary medical checks, discuss your unique concerns and explain your expected results. He will then decide whether dermal fillers for the cheeks would be the best treatment for you.
The treatment is quite straightforward and a small amount of topical numbing cream may be applied to the area of injection to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. Dr Ahmed will then use a cannula (a blunt needle used for larger areas) or a traditional needle to inject the dermal filler in to your cheeks. He will then massage the area with his fingers to give a natural contour and smooth outcome.
You might experience some light swelling and bruising afterwards, which is normal and will subside quickly, especially if you use an ice pack on the area. Aftercare includes avoiding caffeine, alcohol and hot baths, saunas or steam rooms and this will help minimise any bruising that may occur.
Results can be seen both immediately and in the weeks that follow your treatment. The HA filler will instantly plump and lift the cheek area and over time will take on water, giving a more cushioned appearance to the cheeks. Other lovely changes will take place such as collagen and elastin which are produced within the dermis as the body sends a ‘healing response’ out to the skin tissues because of the ‘trauma’ caused to the skin in the treatment. These substances will help to correct skin ageing and give a more toned, glowing appearance to the skin.
Longevity of results will differ as everyone is unique. If you are an avid sun worshipper, an excessive gym bunny or a smoker, your skin may not be as healthy and results may last less time. However, you can typically expect the results to last from 4 months to a year and Dr Ahmed will explain your expected results and length of results in your pre-treatment consultation.
If you’re looking to refresh your facial appearance and regain confidence and a sense of pride over your looks, cheek fillers using HA dermal fillers can give you that lift that you’re looking for. As Dr Ahmed has treated hundreds of patients for this indication, he can offer the best possible advice, proven products and up-to-date safe and effective techniques to maximise your results and leave you glowing, inside and out!