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How to Get Higher Cheekbones With Dermal Fillers

There are certain facial features we’re naturally drawn and associate with beauty. High cheekbones are at the top of that list. 

Lots of research shows people with high cheekbones often have a more symmetrical face and are considered more beautiful. A New York University study also showed that people with high cheekbones are considered more trustworthy.

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have the natural cheekbone definition of Keria Knightly or Bella Hadid, but non-invasive dermal fillers can help to enhance your cheekbones and transform your facial structure. 

Can Fillers Give You High Cheekbones?

Yes! Dermal filler cheek enhancement is a non-surgical way to achieve higher cheekbones and a more feminine and defined facial structure. 

Most clients that have cheek fillers want to add more definition to their cheekbones to create more symmetry and aesthetic appeal. You can also use dermal fillers to replace lost volume in the cheek area and reverse visible signs of ageing. 

As the body ages, the ligaments in the face weaken, and the fat cells in the cheeks start to drop. This can make the cheekbones appear flatter and less defined. Dermal fillers can be an effective non-surgical way to restore this lost volume. 

Where Is Cheek Filler Injected?

Cheek fillers are non-invasive and don’t require an incision like a surgical cheek implant. The dermal filler is a gel that is injected into targeted locations in the cheek area. Once the filler is applied, your clinician will massage the filler to ensure a natural-looking contour.

Most clients want to achieve a heart-shaped youthful facial appearance. The cheek filler adds volume to the upper cheek to create fuller and rounder cheeks that enhance the aesthetic of the whole face. 

What Are the Benefits of Cheek Fillers?

Using concealer and contour makeup products can temporarily help to make your cheekbones appear more defined. But to achieve long-lasting higher cheekbones, there are only really two options. 

Cheek fillers and a surgical cheek implant. Compared to going under the knife, dermal fillers offer several advantages, including:

Non-Surgical Procedure

There are none of the risks of anaesthesia or scarring with a dermal filler treatment. You can achieve a natural-looking enhancement and avoid the painful side effects of surgery. 

No Downtime

There is no extended downtime after cheek fillers. You can have the treatment in your lunch hour and return to work in the afternoon. You don’t need to take time off work or cancel any social events.


Non-permanent filler results can last from 6 months to a year. You can return to the clinic for a top-up filler procedure every 6 months to maintain your results.

Natural-Looking Improvement

Cheek fillers provide a natural-looking improvement to the cheekbones. You can add filler over a series of appointments to achieve a gradual enhancement.  


Compared to a surgical cheek implant procedure, dermal fillers are a much more affordable way to add definition to your cheekbones. 

Which Filler Is Best for Cheeks?

The best product for cheek enhancement is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced in the body and plays a key role in the elasticity, volume, and moisture of the skin and soft tissue. 

As the body ages, it produces less hyaluronic acid, causing the loss of volume that results in visible signs of ageing like fine lines and sagging. Using a hyaluronic-based cheekbone filler helps the skin and soft tissue to absorb water and add definition to the treated area.

Alongside the added definition and contours to the facial structure, dermal fillers can help to improve the smoothness and texture of the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. 

For more information on dermal fillers and where they can be used, read what our consultant Dr Elle has to say about dermal filler enhancements here

How Much Filler Should I Get in My Cheeks?

Most clients require 1mL of filler per cheek to achieve their desired results. The amount of filler product needed depends on the level of enhancement you want to achieve, and how much volume has been lost.

The majority of people lose around 1 cc of volume in the facial area per year once they reach their mid-30s. An older client with more volume loss will require more filler product to achieve their desired look. Lifestyle can also play a role in the amount of filler you will require. Smoking, overexposure to the sun, and other lifestyle choices can lead to more volume loss and the need for more filler.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

The longevity of cheek fillers depends on the type of product used and the metabolism and lifestyle of the individual. For most clients, cheek filler enhancement will last from 6 months up to one year. Over this period, the filler product will gradually be absorbed by the body, and your cheeks will return to how they looked before your cheek filler procedure. 

Most clients return to the clinic every 6 months for a top-up filler treatment to maintain cheekbone definition.

Is There Any Downtime After Cheekbone Fillers?

No. There is no downtime after a dermal filler cheek enhancement. The procedure takes around 30 minutes, and you can leave the clinic and return to your regular activities afterwards. 

You may notice some mild swelling or bruising at the injection sites, but this is minor and can be concealed using makeup. You should avoid touching or rubbing your cheeks for a few days, but most people return to work and carry on with their daily routine after a cheek filler treatment. 

What Does Too Much Cheek Filler Look Like?

Complications from cheekbone filler are very rare. When a trained clinician performs the procedure, the filler will add more definition to the cheeks and symmetry to the facial structure. 

If too much filler is used, the cheekbones can appear out of proportion with the rest of the facial features. Too much filler can also result in puffiness around the cheeks. It’s important to choose a reputable clinic with an experienced practitioner if you are considering any injectable cosmetic treatment. 

Do Fillers Ruin Your Face?

No. Dermal fillers are safe and produce natural-looking results when administered by a trained professional. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance the body naturally produces.

You may experience some mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites, but these side effects will subside in the days following your procedure. Once your body has absorbed the filler, your cheekbones will return to their pre-treatment appearance. 

Can Cheek Fillers Go Wrong?

Dermal fillers have been used in the cosmetic procedures for over 20 years, and have very few risks compared to other cosmetic implants and surgical procedures. 

If performed by an unqualified or inexperienced practitioner, there is a risk of the dermal filler being injected at the wrong depth. It’s also possible for too much filler product being used. One of the benefits of using a hyaluronic acid-based filler is the ability to reverse the results of the procedure using an enzyme that breaks down the filler. 

Side effects can include bruising and mild swelling, but this should settle down in the days following your treatment. If you choose a clinic with an experienced team of practitioners like b clinic, the risk of complications is minimal.