Vancouver Cheek Fillers

        If you’re concerned that your cheekbones lack definition or your cheeks appear hollow, consider cheek filler treatment at Skin Matters in Vancouver.

        What are Cheek Fillers?

        As you age, it’s common for your cheeks to lose their natural volume and definition. Dermal cheek fillers can remedy those issues and help you achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. A minimally invasive aesthetic treatment, dermal cheek fillers are cosmetic injectables that plump your structure and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a common way to combat signs of aging and give yourself a well-deserved boost of confidence.

        How Do Cheek Fillers Work?

        Our experienced doctors at Skin Matters will administer injections into each of your cheeks. Dermal cheek fillers work well to redefine your shape; cheeks that previously appeared deflated will look much fuller and healthier due to the volume increase and the noticeable enhancement of your cheek contours.

        How Much Do Cheek Fillers Cost?

        The cost of your cheek fillers will depend on several individual factors. During your confidential consultation, we can determine which fillers would be most appropriate for you and tailor your treatment session accordingly. We take pride in our fair and transparent pricing; contact Skin Matters today to schedule a consultation.

        How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Cheek Filler Procedure?

        Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, downtime is minimal; you’re welcome to resume your daily activities as planned, provided that you don’t experience any side effects that bring you discomfort (such as minor bruising and swelling). To expedite your recovery time and maximize your results, we advise that you avoid touching or rubbing the injection areas, don’t smoke, stay out of the sun, and refrain from strenuous exercise and excessive alcohol consumption 48 hours following your treatment.

        How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?
        Your dermal cheek fillers are designed to last between 10 months to a year. Some fillers last longer than a year, but your results will vary based on individual factors, including the type of fillers used, your body’s natural aging process, and whether you smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun. If you’re curious about how long your cheek fillers will last, talk to your doctor to better understand their expected lifespan and learn how to extend it.

        Cheek Fillers at a Glance:


        Procedure Length
        15 - 30 minutes
        Recovery Time
        Minimal, to zero downtime
        In most cases, results will be visible for approximately 1-2 years
        Our medical aestheticians deliver cheek fillers using a cannula
        Pain Level
        Typically Immediate
        Topical Numbing Cream if required

        Why Choose Skin Matters for Your Cheek Fillers?

        You should receive cosmetic injections from reputable, experienced doctors who are well-versed in aesthetic injectables. Placing your trust in Skin Matters lets you rest easy knowing that you’ll be in good hands with Dr. Charles Cheng, Dr. Kim Liew, M.D., and Dr. Collin Yong, M.D. Their impressive backgrounds speak to their commitment to helping patients achieve stellar results.

        Vancouver’s Cheek Filler Experts

        Dr. Charles Cheng, M.D, Dr. Kim Liew, M.D., and Dr. Collin Yong, M.D. are Vancouver’s cheek filler experts. They can evaluate your cheeks and cheekbones, listen to all of your concerns, gain a clear understanding of your aesthetic goals, and deliver a customized cheek filler treatment.

        How are Cheek Fillers from Skin Matters Injected?

        Cheek fillers are injected directly into your skin after your skin has been cleaned, and a numbing agent applied if requested. During the injections, we’ll ask that you stay still so we can target the area with precision and then ensure that the filler is evenly distributed.


        Treatment Benefits of Cheek Fillers

        Many people elect to receive dermal cheek fillers because of the various treatment benefits they offer. Dermal fillers reveal smoother and plumper cheeks, and compared to more invasive cosmetic surgeries, they are far more affordable. Plus, there is little to no downtime involved. Even though your results aren’t permanent, they are immediate—and you are always welcome to receive additional injections to achieve long-term results.

        Treatment Risks of Cheek Fillers

        Even though the cheek fillers we use at Skin Matters have been approved for use by the FDA and Health Canada, there’s always a risk that you could experience adverse side effects. Our Medical Doctors utilize precise injection techniques and use only the highest quality cheek fillers to minimize risks. The most common risks include bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. If you notice any side effects that are of particular concern to you, or your symptoms worsen rather than subside, please don’t hesitate to call us at 604-323-9588 so we can give you further guidance.

        How to Prepare for a Cheek Filler Treatment

        We strive to make your cheek filler treatment at Skin Matters a pleasant experience from start to finish. To ensure that your cheek fillers produce the desired results, we ask that you discontinue blood-thinning medications two weeks before your scheduled appointment.

        Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and drink lots of water in the days leading up to your procedure. Avoiding alcohol consumption 24 hours before your appointment is also important because alcohol can increase the likelihood of experiencing swelling or bruising post-injection.

        If you have any additional questions about how to prepare for cheek filler treatment at Skin Matters, please contact us so we can help you feel fully prepared for the injections upon your arrival at our clinic.

        Cheek Filler Aftercare

        After you receive your cheek filler injections, you’ll likely be able to go about your day as planned. However, you may have some bruising and/or swelling; if these or other mild symptoms are causing you discomfort, we recommend applying cold compresses. You should limit sun exposure, avoid rubbing or excessively touching your injection sites, refrain from using make-up or lotions for the remainder of the day, and sleep on your back that night.

        Cheek Filler Recovery Timeline

        Patients receiving cheek fillers at Skin Matters may notice immediate improvements, but the full effects typically manifest within one to two days. As these results become apparent, they often inspire admiration. Cheek fillers are among the many treatments we offer, and combining them with other services can enhance your outcomes. For additional information or to arrange complementary injections, please feel free to reach out to us.

        Are You a Candidate for Cheek Fillers?

        The only way to determine if you are a candidate for dermal cheek fillers at Skin Matters in Vancouver is to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed Medical Doctors. We are committed to offering you a completely customized treatment plan so we can help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.

        Cheek Fillers FAQs

        What Do Cheek Fillers Do?

        Cheek fillers rejuvenate your appearance by adding volume and contour to your cheeks. It’s a non-surgical approach with immediate, long-lasting effects.

        How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

        Cheek fillers can last anywhere from ten months to a year, but individual results vary from patient to patient. 

        How Much Do Cheek Fillers Cost?

        Skin Matters does not take a one-size-fits-all approach, so we cannot provide a specific price for cheek fillers. During your consultation, your medical aesthetician will gladly share a recommended treatment plan and give you a projected cost for dermal cheek fillers.

        What age is ideal for cheek fillers?

        As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, especially as collagen production decreases (this is why collagen-stimulating treatments such as Sculptra continue to gain popularity). We find that some people get cheek fillers in their 30s and 40s to address early signs of aging, while some people wait until they are past the age of 50 to get this type of injectable. There’s no right or wrong answer regarding the ideal age to pursue cheek fillers because it comes down to your personal preference.

        How do cheek fillers change your face?

        Dermal fillers help by adding volume to deflated cheeks and definition to your cheekbones. The purpose is to make you appear younger-looking without making your results look unnatural. That being the case, cheek fillers don’t just change your face—they can also change how you feel about yourself! 

        Is 1 syringe of cheek filler a lot?

        On average, 1 syringe of cheek filler is not a lot - it equates to the size of a blueberry- but for some patients, 1 syringe is enough to produce the desired results. A few syringes will likely be necessary for patients who have lost a sizeable amount of volume and definition in their cheeks and cheekbones. The type of filler used also influences this answer because some serums are thicker while others are thinner. Your medical aesthetician can accurately determine how many syringes will be necessary during your treatment session.  

        How much cheek filler do I need per cheek?

        Again, this answer depends on individual factors. Mild volume loss won’t require nearly as much serum as severe volume loss. Your doctor can discuss how much filler you’ll need during your consultation, as the amount will influence the total cost of your treatment. 

        How often should you touch up cheek fillers?

        Remember, cheek fillers can last between ten months and a year. Cheek filler maintenance will involve additional injections if you want to continue enjoying the results, so we recommend checking in with your Skin Matters a technician one month post injection. Our doctors can pinpoint when additional cheek fillers will be necessary; this gives you time to plan accordingly for your next round of injections. 

        Does cheek filler make your face rounder?

        Dermal cheek fillers should not make your face rounder, but this can occur if an experienced medical aesthetician does not strategically inject the fillers. Using too much filler, for instance, could add unnecessary volume. Our goal at Skin Matters in Vancouver is not to alter your face shape but to enhance and restore the natural contours of your cheeks.  

        Can fillers fix sagging cheeks?

        Dermal cheek fillers address mild to moderate sagging cheeks. This treatment, however, might not be ideal for individuals with severe cases of sagging cheeks, and alternative approaches might need to be considered instead.

        Schedule a Cheek Fillers Consultation at Skin Matters Today!

        If you’re interested in learning more about cheek fillers or any other injectables that we offer, call 604-323-9588, text 604-330-1438, or email to schedule your consultation. Or, if you prefer, feel free to submit an online contact form. Our doctors would be delighted to help you on your skincare journey.