Look in the mirror. What part of your face takes up more real estate than any other? Your cheeks. When, due to the natural aging process or significant changes in weight, our cheeks lose volume, definition, and shape, it can dramatically impact our facial topography and overall appearance.
The oversized role our cheeks play in our facial aesthetics is one reason that cheek augmentation is such a popular treatment among patients at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami dermatology clinic. Using safe, effective, minimally invasive, and FDA-approved products and techniques, we can enhance the pronunciation of your cheekbones and redefine your facial features.
Dr. Busso uses three primary products in his cheek augmentation procedures: Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. All three of these are injectable dermal fillers. Fillers work by attracting water to the treatment area in the cheeks and jumpstarting collagen production at and around the injection site. Increasing the amount of collagen in your cheeks will improve volume in places that have become sunken or depressed.
Here are the basics about these top three techniques for cheek augmentation by Dr. Busso:
Juvéderm Voluma is a safe, effective gel composed of natural compounds that restores volume to the cheeks and smooths moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is also the first FDA-approved dermal filler for persons of color.
Juvéderm’s active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally existing sugar molecule present in nearly every living organism. In the human body, hyaluronic acid performs several critical functions, like lubricating body joints, helping transport nutrients, and maintaining skin hydration. Since Juvéderm is made out of a natural molecule already found in our skin, it maximizes compatibility and minimizes any chance of an adverse reaction. This makes Juvéderm particularly popular with first-time patients.
Like Juvéderm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that restores volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing wrinkles and other fine lines.
Patients typically notice an instant change in the appearance of their cheeks after just the first treatment, the effects of which may last up to a year. Treatments do not affect your ability to move facial muscles, ensuring you maintain control over your looks and expressions.
Radiesse dermal filler is made of microspheres containing calcium hydroxylapatite suspended within a water-based gel. It can be injected directly under the cheeks with no need for pre-testing.
Once injected into your cheeks, you should see the effects of Radiesse immediately as it adds fullness to your face and skin tissue begins to build. While the results will differ from patient to patient, clinical studies have shown that the effect of Radiesse should last for at least one year.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Arrange For Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation
Which cheek augmentation treatment is best for you depends on your personal needs and aesthetic goals. After your personalized cheek augmentation consultation with Dr. Busso, he may recommend one filler or a combination of two or more. Please call us today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation.