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Chin & Cheek Fillers, All you Need to Know

Chin and Cheek Dermal Fillers

Chin and cheek fillers are injections which are used to “plump up” and reshape your chin or cheeks. These fillers can help you to fill out a small chin or plump up your cheeks if you naturally have gaunt-looking features.

They are essentially dermal fillers, and can be used in various parts of the face to either hide wrinkles or plump up certain areas. Due to a recent trend of celebrities getting chin and cheek fillers to mask facial features they don’t like, the procedure has become very popular.

Chin and cheek fillers can be made from various substances depending on the procedure at hand. If your fillers are made from collagen, they will probably last around 3-4 months. If they are made from Hyaluronic Acid, they will probably last about 4-6 months.

If you want more long-lasting effects, you can opt for Calcium Hydroxyapatite fillers which last around 18 months or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers which last for up to 2 years. Finally, if you’re feeling really brave, you can opt for polymethylmethacrylate beads. This type of chin and cheek filler is permanent; however, it is also riskier and more prone to problems developing down the road.

Depending on the type of filler you’re having done, your doctor may recommend one type of dermal filler material over another. No two dermal fillers work in the same way, cost the same, or last for the same amount of time, so take this all into consideration if you’re considering undergoing a procedure for chin or cheek fillers.

Things to consider

If you’re getting your chin and cheek fillers done in the UK, you can expect to pay between £150 and £300 for each session depending on the type of filler you’ve gone for and the amount of filler that has been used.

Bear in mind the affects and limitations of each type of filler. For example, consider how long it takes each type of filler to wear off and how the different filler materials can affect the shape and plumpness of your face.

Also bear in mind that the majority of chin and cheek fillers are not permanent, so if you want to maintain your new look, you will need to budget for this in the future.

Furthermore, you need to take into consideration that the anti-ageing and cosmetic effects associated with chin and cheek fillers might not even work as they are intended to anyway. For example, sometimes the effects won’t be as drastic/subtle as you would like.

Fillers are also not a one-stop-shop solution for fighting the ageing process. For example, even if you give your face a more youthful and healthy shape with chin and cheek fillers, your skin will still wrinkle and your jawline will still sag, making your real age more obvious anyway.

Finally, it should go without saying that you need to find a high-end reliable doctor who has all the appropriate experience and equipment to carry out procedures for chin and cheek fillers. When you’re having things injected into your face, you don’t want to be cheap and go for low-cost questionable treatments.

How does the procedure work?

Before the fillers are injected, you will usually be offered a local anaesthetic in the form of an injection or cream. This will help you to feel numb at the injection sites, meaning you won’t feel any initial pain.

After the injection sites are numbed, the filler will be injected into your cheeks/chin in the desired areas. This might be uncomfortable, but it should not be too painful thanks to the anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes around 30-60 minutes for chin and cheek fillers.

For the first 24 hours after the procedure, you may notice that the area is red, tender, and swollen. This is a normal reaction to the procedure. During this time, you should not consume coffee, hot beverages, or alcohol, and you should be sure to keep your skin out of the sun.

The bottom line

If you’re getting cheek or chin fillers done by a licensed and reputable professional, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. Nonetheless, it is recommended that you avoid the permanent fillers which can cause unforeseen damage in the long run.

There are some risks to consider with fillers, such as infections and rashes. It’s also not uncommon for the filler to slowly migrate away from your cheeks or chin over time, meaning that corrective treatments may become necessary.

If you’re looking to get cheek fillers or chin fillers, you ideally need to have a budget available for performing any necessary upkeep and corrective surgery – if you get them done once as a one-off and then don’t have the money to get them touched up at a later date, you could run into problems.