Nowadays, getting a high cheekbone with fillers has now become a beauty trend all over the world.’
Let’s start with the good news: ‘You can use fillers in cheeks to lift jowls’. Today, most of us are inspired by the high cheekbones of the Hollywood stars like Keira Knightley and Angelina Jolie. If you’re self-conscious about having jowls or losing definition around your jawline, you might be thinking of a cheek filler. It’s a new trendy cosmetic procedure that lifts your jowls, removes fine lines and wrinkles, lifts your cheekbones and contours your face shape like Hollywood stars.
Although it’s a non-surgical procedure it has some side effects and risks. This blog will answer every question related to cheek filler, its procedure, cost, and how they lift jowls.
First You Need to Know What Jowls Are:
Jowls can be defined as ‘The saggy skin on the lower mid-face (along the jawline and chin) and are usually the result of the natural ageing process. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes saggy, it’s natural but what are the main causes of Jowls other than ageing?
Causes of Jowls
Your genetics may define whether or not you develop jowls, while other causes of jowls are:
- Skin becomes less elastic (Skin loosening)
- Loss of facial volume
- Facial ligament laxity
If you're wondering to reduce the appearance of jowls, one of the highly effective options is to get fillers injected into your cheeks. Fillers can help to plump up your cheeks and gives you a more youthful appearance.
How do Cheek Fillers work?
Cheeks fillers are also called ‘Derma Fillers’. These derma fillers can have different consistencies and substances in which Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the top treatment choice in fillers to reduce the appearance of jowls. The surgeons inject cheek fillers into the skin’s dermis add volume to your face, rebuild face structure and eliminate jowls.
As the ageing process decreases collagen production, reduces the skin’s elasticity and causes facial structural loss, the cheeks fillers are injected directly into the dermis layer which adds a filling effect and corrects the loss of volume on the face. Over time, after 3-6 months, new collagens form, which strengthens the facial tissues and stimulates elastin production.
Filler for Sagging Jowls
Middle-age jowls can be treated easily, many patients get injected with derma fillers in their mid-30s, as your body starts to lose collagen around age 30 so it’s a perfect age for getting fillers.
Here, a cosmetic doctor, Dr. Toro Ogundoyin performed a Jowl treatment on a young lady who was a perfect candidate for derma fillers.
You can see the results of amazing jowl lift and facial transformation:
Filler for Sagging Jowls Before and After
(Credits: Dr. Toro Ogundoyin)
Filler for Jowls and Marionette Lines
The Marionette lines are the wrinkles or fine lines that form around the corner of the mouth as we age, you can treat these lines/folds with any cosmetic treatment and Derma Fillers are one of the top choices to treat marionette lines and jowls, it is the lower-mid face area or around your mouth and cheeks that sag as you age. This can make you look sad.
The ageing process is one of the causes for jawlines to sag and marionette lines (wrinkles) and the other reason is a loss of volume around the corners of the mouth. The loss of facial volume equals sagging jowls which can be fixed with either a cheek filler or a surgical procedure. The cheek fillers can help to reduce marionette lines and give a more attractive appearance.
Other Causes for Marionette Lines
Marionette lines form around age 35-40 but you can develop these wrinkles around the mouth if you:
- Don’t use sunscreen or sun-protection
These factors can develop visible wrinkles sooner and at an early stage.
Cheek Fillers Alterative: Botox for Sagging Jowls
Botox serves as an alternative to Derma fillers that reduces sagging jowls and creates a more lifted facial appearance. It is an effective procedure to treat large droopy jowls, you can use both Botox and fillers at the same time to treat wrinkles and reshape the jawline.
Here, a cosmetic surgeon Dr. Shaun Patel performed a Botox procedure on a patient to treat her sagging jowls.
Botox for Sagging Jowls Before and After
(Credits: Plastic Surgeon Demetri Arnaoutakis, Florida)
Best Filler for Jowls:
The most commonly used and effective fillers are:
Bellafill (PMMA): It removes nasolabial folds (wrinkles/crease that starts from both sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth), treats jowls and restores a fuller face instantly.
Hyaluronic acid filler (Juvederm): The most commonly used filler, it removes ageing signs and gives high cheekbones and a fuller face.
Polylactic acid filler (Sculptra): It adds instant volume to the face and stimulates elastin production and forms new collagen.
However, the best filler for jowls is ‘Bellafill’, it can last you 5 years and is one of the most expensive fillers.
Cheek Fillers Recovery Time & Results
The recovery time varies from patient to patient, it depends on the type of fillers injected. However, Derma fillers are the most common type and this procedure takes 20-30 minutes, you can come back to your routine right after treatment. The recovery time is minimal and short with quick results, usually 24-48hrs (1-2 days).
The results are immediate and fillers can take 2-3 weeks to dissolve in your face for a more contoured face. These results aren’t permanent, cheek fillers can last you 18-20 months, and can last you more (2 years) if you avoid sun exposure and take better care of your skin.
Possible Side Effects of Cheek Fillers
Cheek fillers are a low-risk procedure, but it has some side effects. The common complications and risks associated with cheek fillers are:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain, itching and rash
- Minor bleeding
These are mild side effects and can be dissipated over time. If we talk about severe side effects, what can go wrong with these fillers?
- Possible scarring
- If these fillers are injected into the skin’s depth (blood vessel), they can form wounds and lumps on the face.
But these are rare side effects and can only be happened if fillers are not injected by professionals.
How Much Do Cheek Fillers Cost?
The cost of cheek fillers depends on the filler units injected (cost per syringe), type of fillers and how much volume is required. As you age there will be more marionette lines and saggy jowls, and the more will the cost.
Cost of Other Cheek Fillers:
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers cost about $684 (Per Syringe)
- Polylactic Acid (Sculptra) fillers can cost you around $853 (Per Syringe)
- Bellafill (PMMA) fillers cost about $1,058 (Per Syringe)
Many patients require more than one syringe of fillers. However, the average cost for normally used derma fillers ranges between $2,500 & $4,000.
Will cheek filler lift my jowls?
Cheek fillers can lift jowls and restore the lost volume around the corners of the mouth, fillers can also treat marionette lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of your lower face.
Where do you put the filler to lift jowls?
Cosmetic surgeons put fillers in the lower third (mid-face) to lift jowls and lift your cheekbones. It’s a non-surgical treatment that adds volume to the face and improves your jawline (overall facial structure).
Do cheek fillers lift the face?
As we age, we lose elasticity in our skin and skin becomes saggy. The cheek fillers help to lift the face, reduce fine lines, removes sagginess and tiredness from the face and give us a younger appearance with a contoured face shape.
What is the best procedure for sagging jowls?
The best procedure for sagging jowls is to get a mini neck lift. It works better for saggy jowls, reduce double chin and improves the wrinkled neck, other procedures include PDO jawline thread lifting.
Cheek fillers are a new beauty trend and a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that reshape your face by lifting saggy jowls and removing marionette lines. It’s a safe procedure with mild side effects and can last you for 2 years. Cheek fillers are less expensive and less invasive than other surgical treatments for defined cheekbones.
We hope this blog has answered your every question related to cheek fillers, the best fillers for jowls and their costs, and how long they last.
What are you waiting for? Get cheek fillers today and get your younger facial appearance back!