Dr. Zoumalan strives to help patients enhance facial volume and contour the cheek area with minimally invasive facial filler treatments. Aging can cause volume loss throughout the face, which can create wrinkles and facial asymmetry. We usually witness first signs of facial volume loss around the cheek and eyelid area, which actually can result in secondary areas of aging, such as nasolabial folds and jowling. Enhancing the volume around the cheek can actually not only restore the volume lost but also improve other areas of aging including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and neck jowling.
Dr. Zoumalan is passionate about helping patients rejuvenate their appearance with non-surgical treatments. Dr. Zoumalan is constantly researching innovative techniques and technology to stay at the forefront of filler treatments. He is an advanced trainer injector and continues to teach the latest safe and effective techniques to other physicians that travel to visit him or at his teachings in his clinics. Although they are very effective and long lasting, patients need to know that cheek filler injections are not a permanent solution and give patients the option to stop or continue treatment to maintain results.
Am I a Candidate for Cheek Fillers?
Candidates for cheek filler injections should be in good health and have realistic expectations. Patients may want to define and create volume in the cheek area or correct facial asymmetry in the cheeks and cheekbones. Dr. Zoumalan will meet with patients to assess their candidacy for the cheek filler procedure with a comprehensive consultation and facial exam. Patients will discuss their ideal aesthetic for this procedure. Dr. Zoumalan will develop a customized treatment plan to address all patient concerns. Dr. Zoumalan will explain all procedure and recovery details to prepare the patient for the cheek filler treatment.
Natural Cheek Augmentation
The natural cheek augmentation is performed in-office, in as little as 30 minutes. Dr. Zoumalan offers hyaluronic acid fillers and non-hyaluronic acid fillers. For most cheek filler procedures, Dr. Zoumalan will utilize hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic fillers are a safe option that act as a supplement for the body’s natural hyaluronic acid to restore volume, lift, and smooth the skin. Dr. Zoumalan will prepare the area for the injections with a light topical anesthetic. Depending on the desired goal and treatment plan, Dr. Zoumalan will plan out the customized cheek enhancement procedure. The product will carefully be injected with precise incision, and a blunt-tipped cannula may be utilized to strategically place the facial filler injections. Blunt tipped cannulas help reduce bruising and discomfort during the cheek filler augmentation. Results are immediate and will improve over time. This procedure can be performed alone or combined with other procedures. Since the eyelid area undergoes volume loss similar to what we see in cheeks, Dr. Zoumalan will assess whether an under eye filler treatment may be beneficial in certain cases. If so, under eye fillers using hyaluronic acid fillers through a similar described blunt tipped cannula treatment can be performed at the same treatment setting as cheek fillers.
Cheek Filler Recovery
Patients may experience slight redness, tenderness, and discomfort at the injection site following the cheek augmentation. Patients may apply a cold compress to alleviate symptoms. All symptoms will subside over time. Patients may return to all normal activities after the cheek filler injections. Any strenuous activity, including exercise, should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment to prevent any complications. Dr. Zoumalan will schedule a follow-up appointment with the patient to monitor their healing and evaluate the treatment results. Patients can ask any questions and concerns they may have about the treatment recovery process or results.
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