Cheek Filler

adds contour and balance to the face.

The importance of facial balance cannot be overstated. The cheeks play a pivotal role in framing the face, influencing the overall balance and harmony. Well-defined cheekbone structure not only enhances facial attractiveness but also contributes to a youthful appearance. Whether you’re looking to reverse signs of aging or are seeking more contour and definition, cheek filler treatments performed by a skillful injector provide a natural, subtle enhancement while revitalizing your overall facial aesthetic.

What is Cheek Filler?

Cheek filler is a non-invasive treatment in which a cosmetic filler is injected strategically into the cheek area to improve facial contour, add definition and structure, and reverse age-related sagging and volume loss. When performed by an experienced and qualified aesthetic injector, cheek filler is a safe, transformative treatment that involves no downtime.

Cheek Filler

Treatment Facts

Non-invasive injectable treatment to improve the contour and appearance of the face

Adds contour to the face and improves age-related sagging and volume loss

FDA-approved fillers used in this area include Voluma, Radiesse, and RHA


Some results visible immediately and full results within a few weeks


No downtime, minimal discomfort, and minimal restrictions

How the Aging Process Impacts the Cheeks and Overall Facial Structure

As we age, the face undergoes noticeable changes due to a combination of factors. Collagen and elastin production decrease each year, at a rate of about 1% per year, leading to skin sagging. At the same time, fat loss and changes in fat distribution contribute to a loss of volume in the mid-face, leading to an inverted facial structure in which the lower face has more volume. Furthermore, progressive bone loss in the cheek area results in diminished structural support and an overall less contoured appearance. And although these factors are an inevitable part of aging, lifestyle factors such as poor skincare habits, smoking, and excessive sun exposure can expedite the process.

Collectively, these changes cause the face to lose its youthful contours, affecting overall facial harmony and leading to an unwanted chain reaction of facial sagging from the cheeks to the lower face and eventually to the under chin area. 

Fortunately, cheek filler treatments performed by our highly experienced, world-class injectors offer a solution by restoring volume, lifting sagging skin. Since the cheeks are located higher on the face than most other areas of concern, cheeks are one of the first areas that should be injected since adding volume in the mid-face will help lift the lower face. Because of this, it is important to get a full assessment from a qualified injector to determine a logical treatment plan, rather than dabbling with various treatments in an unordered fashion.

Male Cheek Filler

Strong, prominent bone structure is one of the hallmark features of mens’ faces. We frequently perform cheek filler for men who are looking to achieve more defined, masculine facial structure. Male cheek filler is also commonly performed to minimize the signs of aging in the face. By injecting one or more advanced fillers in the cheek area, our expert injectors can help you achieve optimal facial balance and masculinization.

Female Cheek Filler

As women age, factors like reduced collagen production and skin elasticity can lead to stretched skin, while fat loss and bone loss contribute to a lack of contour and exacerbate skin sagging. These issues result in an overall loss of facial contour and balance. Cheek filler for women involves the use of carefully selected fillers to add volume and lift sagging skin in key areas of the mid-face, creating a more youthful and balanced appearance.

Which is the Best Filler for Cheeks?

Each individual face is unique, and so are each individual’s goals. This means that there is not one best filler for cheeks – the best filler for you is one that is expertly selected, and strategically injected, by an experienced provider who routinely performs facial balancing treatments with filler. We utilize a variety of advanced fillers for the cheeks, including Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane, and RHA. These excellent products, combined with our skillful techniques, help us deliver extraordinary cheek filler results to meet your specific goals.

the best filler for you is one that is expertly selected, and skillfully injected

Voluma Cheek Filler

Voluma filler is commonly used to enhance and rejuvenate the cheek area. It is part of the Juvéderm family of fillers and is renowned for its ability to provide volume and lift to various areas of the face, including the cheeks. Voluma filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and firmness.

Radiesse Cheek Filler

Formulated with calcium hydroxylapatite, the same material that human bone is made of, Radiesse is a fitting choice for adding structure and support to the cheek area. Due to its unique properties, including a very high viscosity (thick consistency), Radiesse provides powerful lifting action to help add contour and minimize the appearance of sagging skin. In addition, Radiesse cheek filler stimulates collagen production, resulting in both immediate and long-term benefits, making Radiesse one of the longest-lasting cheek fillers available.

Juvéderm Cheek Filler

Juvéderm fillers, which include the popular above-mentioned filler called Voluma, are a collection of hyaluronic acid-based fillers developed to add volume to a variety of areas of the face. Aside from Voluma, Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus are two original filler formulas that can be used in the cheeks. In our opinion, Ultra and Ultra Plus are used in the cheeks primarily for cost reasons; we believe that Voluma is a much better product for the cheek area. If an individual is not an ideal candidate for Voluma, we typically consider other filler brands such as RHA or Restylane.

Restylane Cheek Filler

Restylane fillers are another commonly used line of fillers for the cheeks. Like Voluma, Restylane fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. Fillers such as Restylane-L, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Lyft are options for enhancing the structure of the cheeks. Each Restylane filler has unique properties that may make one type better suited than others for certain individuals.

RHA Cheek Filler

Renowned for its dynamic and flexible nature, RHA fillers ensure natural results by adapting to facial movements while enhancing contours. Its unique properties allow for both deep and superficial injections, which makes RHA a versatile option. RHA is great for providing a subtle and natural, yet noticeable, contour to the face.

Young female patient getting cheek filler injections.

Cheek Filler Before & After

When choosing a cosmetic treatment, it is important to ensure that the treatment effectively addresses your primary concerns. It is also critical to understand what type of results you can expect. The following photos before and after cheek filler demonstrate the excellent outcomes that are possible with this popular treatment.


Note: Each individual responds to treatments differently, so results vary. Cheek filler results rely heavily on technique, so it is important to select a reputable practice with qualified injectors for best results.

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Cheek Filler Results

You can begin to see the results of cheek filler immediately after the treatment, since the filler injections add volume right away. The full results, however, are typically revealed within two to three weeks after the treatment, once the filler has settled and the swelling and bruising are gone. The results last for about 12-24 months, depending on the specific type(s) of filler injected, the amount injected, and the individual.

Cheek Filler Cost

The cost of cheek filler can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors. Your unique anatomy and goals will be the primary variable, as the amount of product needed will depend on your starting point and the outcome you are looking to achieve. For example, adding definition and structure to an individual that lacks contour and lifting sagging skin will both typically require more filler than an already-contoured individual looking for a slight “tweakment”.

In addition to your own factors, cost of product varies based on the brand and type of filler. Also, practices with more experienced and highly trained injectors may charge more than a medspa with beginner injectors, as these top-tier practices carry higher costs of continuing education and adhere to the highest level of safety standards. Beware of practices advertising low cost filler and those who frequently offer deep discounts and promotions — there is likely a reason.

Cheek Filler Near Me

Aesthetic Center of New Jersey, located in Franklin Lakes, NJ, is a leading medical aesthetic practice offering results-driven anti-aging treatments including cheek filler. We deliver world-class, highly-customized cosmetic treatments in a friendly, luxurious environment. Call us at 877-750-0020, text us at 201-425-0825, or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

Cheek Filler FAQs

What does cheek filler do?

Cheek filler is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves injecting specialized cosmetic fillers into the cheekbone area to enhance its contours, add volume, and lift sagging skin. The fillers are made of substances like hyaluronic acid, which restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more sculpted and youthful appearance.

What concerns can cheek filler address?

Cheek filler can address various concerns, including sagging skin, loss of facial contour, and the development of smile lines. It’s also effective in rejuvenating the overall face and creating a more balanced facial profile.

Is cheek filler painful?

Discomfort during the procedure is usually minimal. Before injecting, we apply topical numbing cream to the area, and most fillers contain a numbing agent as well. The sensation can be described as a minor pinch or pressure during the injections.

How long does a cheek filler treatment take?

On average, a treatment takes around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the individual’s goals and the amount of product being injected.

Is there any downtime after the procedure?

There is no downtime associated with cheek filler treatments. You may experience mild swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection sites, but these effects usually subside within a few days to a week. You can resume most daily activities immediately after the treatment.

When will I see results, and how long does cheek filler last?

Some results are noticeable immediately, with optimal results becoming visible within 1 to 3 weeks as swelling subsides and the filler settles. The longevity of results depends on the type of filler used, but filler in the cheeks typically lasts about 12 to 24 months.

How many syringes of cheek filler do I need?

Your unique anatomy and goals will be the primary determining factor, as the amount of product needed will depend on your starting point and the outcome you are looking to achieve. For example, adding definition and structure to an individual that lacks contour and lifting sagging skin will both typically require more filler than an already-contoured individual looking for a slight improvement. In general, 1mL of cheek filler is the very least that can be injected for a noticeable result, but many individuals will require 2mL to 3mL of cheek filler to achieve their desired outcome.

What are the most common side effects?

Cheek filler treatments are generally safe when performed by experienced injectors. Temporary side effects can include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness or soreness in the area. These side effects usually subside within a week or two.

Does cheek filler migrate?

While there is a small risk of migration with any filler, the risk of cheek filler migrating is extremely low when an appropriate product is injected by a skilled provider. Selecting individuals who are good candidates, proper post-treatment care, using FDA-approved products, and using proven techniques all contribute to the success of the treatment.

Who is a good candidate for cheek filler?

While filler is suitable for many individuals, a consultation with a qualified injector is essential to assess your specific needs, goals, and medical history. In general, good candidates are those who desire a more contoured appearance, and/or have age-related volume loss and sagging.

What can I expect during a consultation?

During your consultation, your injector will assess your facial anatomy, discuss your concerns and goals, explain the treatment process, and recommend a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. A quote for the treatment plans(s) will be provided at that time.