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The Rise of Cosmetic “Tweakments” With Dermal Fillers

Woman in New York Smiling after getting dermal fillers

In years past, dermal fillers were seen as a way to achieve an over-the-top look, complete with overfilled lips and dramatically defined cheeks. Today, however, that’s much less the case. People who come in for dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® at our Westchester dermatology practice are after more subtle and natural-looking results. They don’t want to look different. They just want to look like a better version of themselves. Luckily, that’s precisely what dermal fillers are designed for.

In this blog post, I’ll discuss the growing popularity of dermal filler “tweakments” and explain how this approach can help you look and feel your very best.

Filler “tweakments” are all about subtlety.

Most of the people I treat with fillers today aren’t going for a dramatic look. Instead, they’re looking to refine their natural features. That may mean replacing cheek volume that was lost through the aging process or plumping up naturally thin lips with lip augmentation. It’s not about changing the look of the face, but rather bringing out the beauty that is already there.

Expertly injected fillers highlight individual beauty without “giving away” obvious signs of a cosmetic procedure. In fact, you likely know someone who has dermal fillers, but you may not even be aware of it. You may just notice they look like an especially young, rested, or healthy version of themselves. Take a look at one of our patient’s before-and-after photos below to see an example of natural-looking lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM:


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Fillers are now part of aesthetic maintenance.

Much like hair or manicure appointments, many people today see filler treatments as part of their regular cosmetic upkeep. Because fillers typically last between 6 and 12 months, it usually only takes 1 or 2 appointments a year to maintain your results.

It’s important to remember, though, that fillers aren’t your average beauty treatment. Dermal filler treatments are medical procedures that require the training and expertise of a credentialed professional. Be wary of day spas or salons when it comes to injectables. It’s best to trust your look and your safety to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Learn more about what certification means from the American Board of Dermatology.

Selfies and filters bring possibilities to light.

As people take and share more photos of themselves and even experiment with face-altering apps and filters, they’re seeing the benefits of slight cosmetic enhancements. It’s easier than ever for people to visualize what they would look like with larger lips, fewer lines, or more defined cheekbones, all of which can be achieved with fillers.

For many people, fillers are their first experience with cosmetic medicine. If this is the case for you, learn more about what you can expect at your first appointment in this related blog post.

The versatility of fillers allows for individualized results.

Fillers allow you to enhance your unique features in very precise and personalized ways. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. From the filler formulation to the treatment area to the volume injected, your treatment is designed specifically for you.

To see examples of how individualized filler results can be, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about JUVÉDERM and other dermal filler options from a board-certified dermatologist in Westchester, NY, please contact us online or call (914) 241-3003.

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