We offer non-surgical cheek sculpting treatments (cheek filler) for those who either lack pronunciation in their cheeks or those who inevitably have lost volume in their mid-face due to ageing.
From around the age of 25, the amount of collagen produced in our skin starts to decrease by 1% yearly. When we reach our forties, collagen production comes to a majorly disappointing stand still – stopping altogether. The result of this is dry, sagging, dull skin. Coupled with this, comes another great contributor to visible signs of ageing – bone resorption.
The mid face (cheek area) is affected most dramatically, which can leave us appearing tired and sunken. Administering dermal filler into the mid face is how Dr Khanna successfully mimics a face full of volume and rejuvenation. By carefully sculpting the cheeks (and sometimes the tear troughs too), this treatment can dramatically improve the signs of ageing.
Cheek sculpting however is not strictly an anti-ageing treatment by any means. Some people simply lack pronunciation of their cheeks due to genetics. Today we are seeing an increase in patients as young as 20 visit our clinic for this treatment.
What can I expect on the day of treatment?
Your procedure will be carried out by Dr Bob Khanna himself.
On arrival to your appointment, we will remove any makeup and cleanse the area. We will apply a topical anaesthetic on to the injection sites, to ensure the treatment is as pain-free as possible.
To help keep swelling and bruising to a minimum, we administer the product with the use of a cannula. A little discomfort is not uncommon. However, if you feel particularly sensitive, we are able to administer a local anaesthetic, although in most cases this is not necessary.
Your appointment will last for around 30 minutes. This allows time for cleansing of the skin, numbing and the treatment itself.
How soon after treatment can I expect to see results?
The beauty of this procedure and product, is that the results take effect immediately. Furthermore, results actually continue to develop over the course of the month, as your own natural collagen is stimulated. The effects are long-lasting, non-permanent and reversible. Due to this, most of our patients will return for a top up, every 6-12 months.
What are the risks and side effects?
The majority of reactions post-procedure, are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect a degree of swelling and slight bruising is a possibility. However, these reactions should subside within the week.
After treatment, we advise you to avoid the following for up to 2 weeks;
- Touching or rubbing the area (to ensure placement of the product is not manipulated)
- Any facial treatments, as well as saunas (or anything involving extreme temperatures)
You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks post-procedure. At this appointment, any adjustments will be made, if necessary.
Full, written, aftercare instructions will be provided on the day of treatment, for you to take home with you.