What is the best injectable filler for cheeks. How long will they last.

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What is the best injectable filler for cheeks? How long will they last?

The two most commonly used cheek fillers are Voluma and Radiesse. Voluma lasts over two years in the majority of patients while Radiesse typically lasts about one year. Voluma has the added advantage of being reversible whereas Radiesse cannot be removed if you're not perfectly happy with the result. Cheek implants can also create very natural, permanent result but require a short surgical procedure. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

Injections to Achieve Fuller Cheeks with Improved Contour, Projection, and Contour

There are 3 different injections to improve your cheeks. A patient's own fat can be grafted to your face. Radiesse and Voluma are the fillers of choice for the cheeks. Talk to a surgeon who uses all these techniques; there are advantages and disadvantages of each depending on your age and present appearance

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Voluma for cheeks

Voluma is the only FDA approved filler for the cheeks and lasts longer than any of the other temporary fillers on the US market. Patients like the fact that it is reversible if they don't like the results.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

There are really only 2 great fillers for the cheeks.

Cheeks that need filling usually get either Radiesse ($650/syr) or Voluma ($1000/syr). Both work great and look natural and last about 1 yr. Radiesse is a better bargain though. Sincerely, David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

What is the best injectable filler for cheeks. How long will they last.

I prefer hydroxyapatite "Radiesse". It is my impression that it lasts the longest, any where from 1-2 years.
A longer lasting form of HA filler "Juvederm Voluma XC'"  is available now. It is claimed also to last 2 years. No personal experience.

Maan Kattash, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Fillers for Cheeks

There are several fillers that can be used for cheek enhancement. Radiesse last longer than others and is good for deeper injection. Your own fat is the best and last longest.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Best filler for cheeks.

It depends on your age and your anatomy. Fillers need to be repeated every year or two. See an experienced injector for best results. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Best Injectable Filler for Cheeks

Hi Boobe.  This is a very broad question and does not come with one easy answer.  The answer is - it depends.  It depends on how much you want to spend, how long you want it to last, whether you want to use a filler made of something already in your body (hyaluronic acid), whether the filler is being injected somewhere else at the same time or even if you want a filler that helps you develop your own collagen.  Regardless, a good question for your injector is why he/she is suggesting a particular dermal filler for you.  

Here are a few suggestions for the cheeks.

Restylane - We use Restylane sometimes in the cheek when a patient wants a natural product (hyaluronic acid), or wants to save a few bucks as it is cheaper than the other suggestions below.  We also use it when we are doing the cheeks at the same time as lips or under eye area as we only use Restylane in the lips and under the eyes.  Compare to Juvederm Ultra XC or Belotero.

Perlane. It's also Hyaluronic acid based, but a thicker longer lasting version of Restylane.  If you want a little firmer result with better duration than Restylane, Perlane is a good option.  Compare to Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.

Radiesse.  This product is not Hyaluronic acid based but rather calcium micospheres.  It lasts longer than both Restylane and Perlane, but also costs more.  Excellent filler for the cheeks because it is a firm product that holds very well.  Compare to Juvederm Voluma, although Voluma is Hyaluronic acid based.

Sculptra.  This is also an excellent product for the cheeks, but is a much bigger investment initially.  It is one of the longest lasting and most natural looking products for the cheeks because it stimulates the production of your own natural collagen.  This is also why it more natural looking, longer lasting and more expensive than any of the other fillers.  It is a product that requires much patients because three visits are done in the first six months will full effects not seen until about 9 months.  It lasts up to 2 years or more so is a good long term investment for many of our patients, especially thin patients or older athletic types that have lost a lot of fatty tissue and collagen in the face.  

Hope this helps and good luck.  Find a good injector, ask questions and then trust the feedback.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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