Cheek fillers are injections that raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones. This provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure. By injecting volume under your skin layer, cheek fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the type that you choose, cheek fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before results are no longer noticeable. The dermal filler material eventually dissolves and metabolizes into your skin tissue.
Cheek fillers are a low-risk, fairly straightforward procedure with minimal recovery time. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a risk of side effects.
Common side effects of cheek fillers include:
All dermal fillers carry a slight risk of an allergic reaction or an infection. Other less common side effects include:
- filler leakage
- tissue death due to circulation blockage
- injury to your veins or arteries
- vision loss