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Three Reasons You’ll Love Cheek Fillers

With the passage of time, you may notice that your once defined cheeks are looking more gaunt and less supple. It’s a completely natural side effect of age, but that doesn’t mean that you have to simply accept it and move on. The advent of injectable fillers has made regaining a smoother, more youthful face a much easier prospect, offering quick, virtually painless procedures that can immediately restore volume that lasts. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, we have several fillers available to boost your facial volume, and we’ve chosen three reasons why we think you’ll love the results.

Different Fillers Work Differently With Your Body

The fillers that are used most often and are the safest and best known are either hyaluronic acid-based, or contain calcium hydroxylapatite. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, we also offer fillers that utilize other ingredients, so you have a variety of choices available. Depending on your filler needs and desired results, Dr. Terrasse may recommend using one type over another, because each type of filler can do different things.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a minuscule molecule that is found naturally in just about every cell in your body, and its primary purpose is to keep your body’s many systems properly hydrated. It has the magical ability to retain nearly 1,000 times its own weight in water, and once it binds to water, it creates a viscous gel that lubricates and moisturizes everything from your skin to your eyes to your joints. It is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy, soft and supple, as almost 50 percent of the hyaluronic acid in your body is found in your skin. When used as filler to restore volume to your cheeks, HA fillers provide a soft, natural look while also working to boost collagen production.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a compound found in our bones, though the CaHA used in facial fillers is synthetic, and not made from any animal or animal products. CaHA has been used successfully and safely in other areas, including reconstructive surgery and dentistry, before being utilized for aesthetic reasons. CaHA fillers are made up of microspheres suspended in a gel carrier, which provides an immediate increase in the volume of your cheeks. The microspheres are designed to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, so that your results will last longer and you will look as natural as possible. Once the gel from the filler is absorbed by your body, the microspheres remain, providing a base for the new, healthy collagen to build upon. Like other fillers, you will need to be consistent with your injections to maintain your results, but the idea is that since your body is doing its job by providing collagen, your results will last longer and eventually you may not need filler at all.

One Filler Session Can Last Up to a Year

When you choose injectable fillers to increase volume in your cheeks, you can expect your results to last at least nine months, and depending on the filler, for a year or longer. You’ll see results immediately after your treatment, as the filler itself provides instant smoothing and plumping effects. But because HA and CaHA fillers have the ability to absorb water in varying degrees and to stimulate collagen, your results will last longer, even after the filler itself has been absorbed by your body.

Done Correctly, Fillers are Invisible

Because the use of fillers is so prevalent in society today, it seems that everywhere you turn, there are opportunities to try them out. But before you jump at a two-for-one deal or go to your aunt’s neighbor’s daughter’s salon, keep in mind that the person performing your filler injections is as important as the type of filler you’re getting. Dr. Terrasse is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and because of that, he is intimately familiar with the face and its underlying structures. His skill and experience will ensure that you get the results you desire – you won’t look overly plumped up or asymmetrical, but instead, you’ll look beautiful and natural. The goal is to look more youthful and radiant, but without anyone knowing that fillers are the reason, and Dr. Terrasse can provide that.
If you’re frustrated with volume loss in your cheeks, it may be time to explore what injectable fillers can do for you. Call Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery today at 847-234-2400 to schedule a consultation.

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