As we age we lose volume in the cheeks. This can cause the cheeks to flatten or sag, which can in turn emphasise bags under the eyes and nasolabial folds.

Dermal filler can be placed in the cheek area to replace the lost volume and give a more youthful appearance. Sometimes treating cheek volume can improve the appearance of the ‘tear trough‘.

As a general rule, we recommend using at least 1.0 ml dermal filler to each cheek to replace volume. A thicker, longer lasting filler can be used in the cheek area. Bianca Quon from Cityskin discusses how to treat a 30 year old patient’s cheeks with dermal fillers.

How much cheek filler do most people need?

The amount of dermal filler that you need to treat cheeks depends on:

  • Your age – as a general rule we need less dermal filler to lift the cheeks when we are younger
  • How much lift you would like to achieve
  • How much volume depletion there is in the cheeks – sunken cheeks need much more filler than someone with full cheeks
  • The type of dermal filler used – some lift more than others
  • The shape of the face – if you have high cheekbones then you will need less filler to lift

We tend to use between 1ml and 3ml of cheek filler per treatment in order to achieve the results that you are after.

How much does cheek dermal filler cost?

At Cityskin we charge from $650 for 1ml of dermal filler. The video below shows Bianca Quon from Cityskin discussing the cost of cheek fillers.  Have a read of our cost page for a full breakdown of dermal filler costs.

At Cityskin we have a wide range of the best dermal fillers and select the correct product for each patient. Longer lasting fillers can be used in the cheeks which can, in some patients, last up to 2 years.

When should I start having cheek dermal fillers? Is there a correct age?

There really is no definitive answer for this. Some people need to have fillers at a younger age, because they’re genetically flatter at the front, or genetically flatter at the side. There are some nationalities that are just born wider here, so they like to have more filler at the front as well. And obviously there’s aging, and the changes that happen in the mid-face with aging. So, yeah, you can start having fillers in your 20s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s. It really is up to you.

Bianca Quon, Cityskin Melbourne

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