Until a few years ago, the only way to increase the volume of the cheekbones was to undergo cosmetic surgery. Although this is able to guarantee optimal and permanent results, it remains a real operation. Today, however, thanks to aesthetic medicine, it is possible to plump your cheekbones thanks to injections of hyaluronic acid.
This practice, which we will see in detail in this guide, has achieved considerable success even among the youngest. In fact, hyaluronic acid injections on the face are a safe, quick, and effective solution to model some small imperfections or, if desired, to increase the volume of lips and cheekbones. Consequently, today it is no longer necessary to resort to the scalpel: hyaluronic acid has the ability to give a new appearance to the face, and not only for rejuvenating treatments.
When to undergo the treatment
The fillers based on hyaluronic acid in the cheekbones allow you to shape their shape, increase their volume and give them a higher position. The treatment is therefore suitable for all people who wish to increase the pronounced ess of the cheekbones or, perhaps, correct an evident asymmetry. The blemishes related to the cheekbones occur especially from the age of 30 since from this age the adipose tissue of the face tends to decrease.
At this point, the face begins to have a slightly sunken appearance, especially the cheekbones. If the problem were instead due to an excess of skin tissue, due to a laxity of the skin, then it would be better to prefer surgery. In this case, we are talking about a real operation capable of restoring the harmony of the face and making all the desired changes to the cheekbones. In any case, with regard to fillers, these are now a certain and concrete answer even for many girls under 25, who only want to increase the volume of the cheekbones.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Before talking about the treatment itself, it is essential to know the “nature” of hyaluronic acid. This liquid, which will be injected into the cheekbones, is naturally present in our dermis. Indeed, it is a substance that constitutes the skin tissues, together with elastin and collagen. As a result, hyaluronic acid injections into the skin are 100% safe, free from any unwanted or side effects.
In addition to improving the aesthetics of the cheekbones, hyaluronic acid injections have a double advantage, namely that of stimulating the collagen fibers. In this sense, therefore, the fibroblasts will be stimulated to produce new collagen, the protein that gives the skin a toned, compact, and smooth appearance. This is why hyaluronic acid is the basis of most rejuvenating treatments in aesthetic medicine.
On the other hand, however, it must be taken into account that, over the course of several months, the injected hyaluronic acid will be naturally reabsorbed by the skin. The results therefore cannot be defined as permanent. Depending on the effect you want to achieve, you can choose the duration of the effect, which can last up to a maximum of 12 months. Subsequently, all you have to do is undergo another session, to restore the desired effect.
How the treatment takes place
First of all, we would like to emphasize the importance of booking a cognitive appointment with an aesthetic doctor. In this way, he will have the opportunity to evaluate the patient’s initial condition and to show him the best techniques to achieve the desired result. In any case, the session is very fast, as it takes no more than half an hour. The aesthetic doctor will proceed with the analysis of the area to be treated and with the spread of an anesthetic ointment if the patient requests it.
In fact, the injections of hyaluronic acid are almost painless; it is, at best, a slight annoyance. After the doctor has injected the hyaluronic acid, he will proceed with the palpation of the cheekbones, in order to homogenize the liquid in the skin tissues. At the end of the treatment, the area may appear slightly swollen and red, two completely normal symptoms that will tend to vanish over the course of a few hours.
In fact, fillers, in addition to being a very safe practice for the patient, do not bring any kind of limitation to the resumption of normal activities. The only two things that should be avoided after injections are direct exposure to sunlight (including UV lamps) and exposure to very high temperatures (saunas and Turkish baths). Otherwise, no bandage or coverage of the area will be necessary. These and other indications will be provided by the doctor during the first appointment so that the patient can immediately know all the paths that will be carried out.