Do Cheek Fillers Feel Hard at First? An Expert's Perspective

When it comes to cheek fillers, many people are concerned about the initial feeling of the injection. It is not uncommon to feel a hard sensation when the filler is injected, as if concrete is entering your face. This can be accompanied by a crunching sound and some pain. However, it is important to remember that this is normal and that the filler will soften and settle over time.

The amount of time it takes for the filler to settle varies from person to person, but it usually takes two weeks for the full effect to be seen. This is much faster than many invasive cosmetic procedures, which can take up to three hours to address an aesthetic issue. Cheek fillers are incredibly versatile and can be used on people of all ages, races, and skin textures. The goals of the patients and the possible results that can be achieved are much broader than many people think.

Fillers injected into highly mobile areas of the face, such as the lips, tend to disappear more quickly than fillers given elsewhere. Restylane is a dermal filler that is similar to Juvederm Vollure XC in that it is FDA-approved to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds by adding volume to the area. It is important to note that there are risks associated with receiving fillers, such as vascular occlusion which occurs when a provider accidentally injects the filler into a blood vessel. In some cases, facial features may look very thick for a couple of days after receiving hyaluronic acid fillers.

Different types of fillers are needed for different targets and subsections within the broad cheek area, so it is important to consult with an experienced provider before getting any injections.

Shelly Hongach
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