what makes you look sad?
As we age our faces lose volume - the youthful plumpness and contours slowly fade and we start to develop hollows. This is particularly common in the midface (cheek areas) and under the eyes.
By re-contouring the peri-ocular region (the area surrounding the eye) we can hugely improve signs of tiredness. Therefore, we don't just treat the tear trough, but the front and side of the cheek to support the under eye and occasionally the temple and eyebrows also.
how are cheek fillers performed?
Only the safest and most effective techniques are used (based on the MD codes) and usually a combination of a needle and a cannula will be used. A cannula is special blunt device that significantly reduces the chances of tissue injury and bruising when used to inject the face. Whatever method is used, the majority of filler is placed deep to avoid lumps or 'chipmunk cheeks' and give you the most natural-looking, chiselled cheek bones.
If you're considering treatment of your tear troughs, the vast majority of people benefit from improving their cheek structure first. Tear troughs are a sign of volume loss in the mid-face and need support from the surrounding tissues, even including the temple areas. Filling the tear trough areas without addressing the cheek is very commonly done by inexperienced injectors. It can lead to problems such as over filling, swelling, puffiness and a blue-tinge to the skin called the 'Tyndall effect'.