Cheek Augmentation


Treatment Summary

Treatment Time: 20-30 minutes

Recovery Time: Minimal redness and swelling

Length of Results: 6-12 Months

Results: 2-3 MLs required over the first year for longevity of results (depending on your individual goals)

Side Effects: Swelling and bruising

Back to Work: Straight away

What is Cheek Augmentation?

The cheek area can be simply divided into two areas. The malar area( front of the face) and the zygomatic area (the arch of the cheekbone). Filler is placed in these areas to create more contour, definition and shape, whilst lifting the facial tissues, resulting in a face lifting affect.

How does it work?

With cheek augmentation we are placing the filler in the supra-periosteal plane ( just above the the actual bone of the cheek) and just beneath the skin. We use filler in layers to build on your existing cheekbone.
this does two things:

* It creates a beautiful aesthetic contour and high arched cheekbone. Giving your face more definition and structure.It pulls up draping facial tissue.

* Cheekbone filler is used as part of our filler facelift treatment. It is a fantastic product for lifting. Remember once injected the hyaluronic acid filler absorbs water and expands. As it expands it pulls up and tightens back facial tissue.

We call the cheekbone augmentation a 2 in 1 treatment as you get a beautiful contour and facial lifting effect.

Does it hurt?

We predominantly use a cannula technique for this procedure. This involves making a tiny pilot hole with a needle into the skin. This is then removed. A blunt end, small plastic tube (cannula) is then inserted into that pilot needle hole and fed underneath the skin. The beauty of this technique is that it is safe and we can harmlessly push the cannula in several direction all over the cheekbone and deposit the filler. Given the blunt end, it dramatically reduces the risk of bruising and damage to tissue structures. The pain level is minimised as most of the work is being done underneath the skin, where there are minimal pain receptors. Traditionally we used 5-6 needle injections along the cheekbone, this meant increased chance of bruising and increased pain as the skin would have needed to be broken 5-6 times. The pilot hole can be numbed with local anaesthetic, again making the procedure virtually pain free.

How long does it last?

Once injected, high density hyaluronic acid can last up to 18 months. Which each repetitive treatment results will last longer. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the body, hence your body will gradually metabolise and break down the filler. Hot climates, sunbeds & fast metabolisms speed up the breakdown of filler. Filler lasts longer in areas with a poorer blood supply. Cheekbone, noses & undereye filler tender to last longer than lips for example. This is because the lips are very vascular and have a strong blood supply, therefore will increase the metabolism in that area. Also we are constantly moving are lips to talk, eat etc this also speeds up the breakdown.

How many MLs will I need?

It depends. On average most of our clients have 4-6 Ml. 2-3ML on their first session and then another 2-3ML 6-8 weeks later. This ensures natural looking results and longer lasting results. 1Ml for cheekbone (unless you are just topping up) for a first-timer will have a very subtle effect. To create high arched, structured cheekbones, 2MLs is required initially. 1 on each side.

Won’t adding filler to my cheeks make me look chubby?

Absolutely not. When injected and sculpted properly it does the opposite. It creates structure and sharp contours. Your face will have more definition and appear slimmer.

What are the side effects?

If your unlucky you may have some temporary bruising. At your consultation we will go through the full side effect profile. However using a safe filler with cannula technique dramatically reduces the risk of bruising and other side effects.

Before & After Gallery


  • Ellie Avatar

    Had my lips done with Arf 2 weeks ago and they are amazing and just how I wanted. Can’t wait to come back for my top up! Thank you

    Donna Avatar

    I was very nervous to book my lip filler in as alot of friends had told me how ‘painful’ it was , after looking at dermis clinics instagram over the space of few months i decided to go for it. I was still nervous when i turned up but within... read more

    Amber Avatar

    My experience having filler in my cheeks couldn't have been better! I was incredibly nervous but the relaxation room at the Ashford clinic put me at ease straight away. Dr Sef was professional, informative and completely understanding of what I wanted to achieve with fillers.
    The procedure was almost painless...
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  • Aisha Avatar

    I had laser hair removal done with mellisa whow qs amazing and made me feel very comfortable. I was very nervous. i’ve only had two session but the results are fantastic. I wish i did it sooner. Also mellisa seemed very knowledgeble about the different lasers and what setting should... read more

    Nadia Avatar

    I've had laser hair removal done at Dermis clinic with Mel. She is brilliant! Very professional and makes you feel comfortable. I’ve had laser before but the laser machine used here is by far the most comfortable so far. I would highly recommended.

    Sian Avatar

    I had 1ml of lip filler carried out by Dr Sef over a week ago now. The results have been amazing and have settled very nicely; exactly how I wanted them! Dr Sef is very professional and amazing at what he does. The whole experience has been 10/10. The girls... read more

  • Roxxanne Avatar

    Dr. Sef has done an absolutely amazing job I wouldn’t recommend any other person. My lips being as perfect as there are now has gave me the most confidence thank you☺️

    Ellie Avatar

    I had lip fillers done with Dr Sef and I am really happy with the results! Will defiantly be coming back

    Danielle Avatar

    My lips are amazing. Thank you so much.

  • Lisa Avatar

    Great work and doctor isn’t too bad to look at whilst injecting your face

    Tatqna Avatar

    Best clinic ever I have had experience in lip feeler with both Dr. ARF and Dr. SEF both very professional, even got my 3th treatment discounted wohoo
    I am coming back to you lovely Dermis Clinic Chingford ❤️ back soon
    Great staff, very polite and pain free

    Jayne Avatar

    Super experience at Surrey clinic with Mel. Had laser hair treatment and it has made a massive difference.

  • Hayley Avatar

    Had Dermal fillers & Botox to reduce wrinkles forehead & sides of mouth. Dr Sef , a qualified Doctor , did my treatment, so professional and makes you feel relaxed. Love the results . Thanks . Would highly recommend

    Cydnie Avatar

    Had my lips done twice with Dr Sef, he did an amazing job & I am soooo happy with the results I will definitely be going back �

    Abbie Avatar

    I already had lip fillers (2.5ml) but I was never really happy with the shape of my lips so I decided to do some research and found Dermis Clinic. I finally had my lips done last weekend and I am SO pleased with my results. I told Dr Sef what... read more


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