Cheek & Facial Contouring
Our bodies change throughout our lives as a result of lifestyle and the aging process. One of the places where change is most noticeable, and often unwelcome, is the face, where declining muscle volume, looser skin and the effects of gravity result in wrinkles and loss of fullness.
In the past, the only answer was an invasive surgical procedure, with its inherent risks and long recovery time. But now there is an effective alternative for people who want to improve their appearance without resorting to the knife.
Fillers are the modern way to smooth out lines and folds and restore a youthful plumpness to areas such as the upper cheek. Treatments are quick, generally taking less than 30 minutes, require no pre-test and the results are visible immediately. The effects can last up to a year.
Facial fillers are suitable for:
- Adding volume to lessen the effects of aging, especially in the cheek and chin area
- Creating a more defined facial contour
- Creating or restoring facial symmetry
- Correcting superficial lines and moderate wrinkles
- Correcting deeper lines and folds, such as forehead grooves and nose-to-mouth (nasolabial) laughter lines
Dr. Montegut always aims for a subtle, natural looking effect and will discuss your expectations beforehand, so that you have a realistic idea of what can be achieved.
Cheek and facial contouring with fillers offers a low risk of complications and minimal recovery time.
Dr. Montegut uses a broad spectrum of fillers that are both new to the market or have been used for many years in other areas of the face. They are made of hyaluronic acid, which is present in all living organisms. It creates volume and is hydrating. Since the hyaluronic acid is not made from animals, there is no risk of transmitting diseases from animals or triggering allergic reactions in patients who are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs.
The treatment consists of injections, which are usually almost painless although they may prick a little. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the area being treated if you wish. Ice packs applied before treatment also help to numb the area.
The gel filler introduces volume, lifts and smooths the skin. The results are instant and can last up to a year before a top-up is required.
WHAT TO EXPECT
There may be some discomfort during treatment, although many patients find it relatively pain-free After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, tenderness and redness as a result of the injections. Occasional contour irregularities can occur but, once any swelling has subsided, you can massage any tiny lumps with your thumb or index finger to flatten out any unevenness.