Juvederm and Radiesse are dermal fillers with thick consistencies, making them great for adding volume to areas that appear hollow, sunken, or that require more roundness and definition. Filler treatment for cheeks is a great option for patients who have lost volume in the mid-face due to age, as the fat beds beneath the skin shift and redistribute over time, changing the appearance of the face.
While implants were once the main option for those seeking cheek augmentation, fillers are a quicker, less invasive option. These gels plump the skin, rounding out the cheek area and providing patients with natural-looking, youthful results.
Effectiveness of Juvederm for Cheek Augmentation
Juvederm offers several filler formulations that are ideal for cheek augmentation, including Juvederm Voluma with Lidocaine. This filler is favored for its high-volume lifting capacity. Compared to other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Juvederm Voluma with Lidocaine has a very thick formulation, and its patented cross-linking technology helps to prevent the implant from breaking down, resulting in longer lasting results.
As with all facial fillers, Juvederm is most effective when administered by an experienced injector familiar with the underlying facial anatomy. Cheek augmentation requires deeper injections than simple wrinkle filling, so it is imperative that a reputable professional performs the treatment.
Effectiveness of Radiesse for Cheek Augmentation
Radiesse’s stimulatory properties make it an effective cheek filler. Favored by injectors, it can be injected deeper into fatty tissue and is longer lasting. Additionally, Radiesse’s formulation is thicker than Juvederm’s, providing more effective immediate volume. These benefits also mean that Radiesse treatment typically costs less than Juvederm, which may make a big difference to patients.
Duration of Effect
One of the major differences between Juvederm and Radiesse for cheek augmentation is the longevity of the results.
With Juvederm, results are seen immediately after injection and there is no gradual increase in effect after treatment. On average, the effects of Juvederm treatment for cheek augmentation can last for up to 2 years.
Radiesse treatment is known to last for 9 to 18 months, though patients may experience lingering effects even after all of the filler has been absorbed into the surrounding tissue. It is important to note that results will vary by patient depending on the age and lifestyle of the patient, and the severity of correction and injection technique used.
Both Radiesse and Juvederm offer effective cheek augmentation, and the most suitable filler will be selected by the medical professional performing the injections. The right filler depends on the patient’s desired results and facial anatomy.