Cheek contour guide

How long does it take?

15-20 minutes

Is it painful?

Most clients have minimal discomfort, on a scale of 1-10, they are a 2-3.

How swollen will I be?

Again, everyone is different, some people swell up while others do not, swelling depends on multiple factors. Just because you didn't swell one time, does not mean you will not swell the next time you do a treatment. Sometimes an anti-swelling medication will be given after your injection. We can address this at the time of the visit. Major swelling typically lasts less than 4 days on average, while minor residual swelling can last 14-21 days. 

What about bruises?

Most people do not bruise. Some people are pre-disposed to bruise, avoiding vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen type products can decrease the chances of a bruise. Bruising comes in three sizes: Small (like the tip of a needle), medium (like the back of pencil or two pencils), and large (gum-ball sized). Depending on the type of bruise they can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks respectively.  Arnika pills ($50) can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. From time to time a laser can be used to speed up the process if warranted. 

How long does it last?

1-2 years

I don't know what product to use.

We typically recommend the juvederm line of products, specifically Voluma.

How long does it last?

Typically cheek injections last 1-2 years depending on multiple factors including product used.

I don't know what product to use.

I typically recommend the juvederm voluma for this procedure. 

I've heard about people having bumps...

Bumps are very rare for this procedure.

When can I go back to normal activities?

After about 24hrs you can resume normal activities

Can I fly after the procedure?

Yes, but keep in mind that flying makes you dehydrated so try to avoid salty foods and drink tons of water. 

When Can I work out?

You can return to normal activities the next morning.