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Cheek Augmentation

Add Vital Volume to the Mid-Face in Denver

Given that the cheeks are centrally located on the face and contribute so significantly to facial expressions, they should be a key area to target in any cosmetic dermatology rejuvenation plan. Cheek augmentation at the Denver-based AboutSkin Dermatology focuses on these critical features, adding volume as necessary and provide a youthful, rounded look in the mid-face, as well as creating structural support for facial tissues that would otherwise sag.

Read Dr. Cohen’s contribution to the New York Times article, New Beauty Goal: Plumper Cheeks.

Why Choose Cheek Augmentation With Fillers?

Patients commonly come to AboutSkin Dermatology complaining of changes in their cheeks due to facial aging. One of the earliest changes many patients in their late 30s and early 40s notice is a flattening of the mid-cheek and hollowing of the tear trough area below the eyes. Over time, this flattening and deflation of the cheeks is made worse by loss of fat and supportive bone structure, as well as decreased skin elasticity.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to sunspots and freckles
Restylane filler at tear troughs and cheeks
Fully ablative laser resurfacing to full face
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) to cheek vessels

While our body’s natural processes can keep pace with the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin throughout a person’s youth, these molecules begin to break down more quickly in the skin as we age. This shift leads to gradual loss of collagen and elastin, which in turn contributes to the development of hollows and jowls.

Ultraviolet radiation exposure can also hasten the breakdown of these molecules, causing volume loss to happen even faster.

Dermal fillers are ideal for restoring volume, including for cheek augmentation.

What Cheek Augmentation Options Are Available?

The AboutSkin Dermatology team offers several brands of dermal fillers ideal for cheek augmentation. Options include Restylane®, Lyft®, Voluma®, and Radiesse®, all of which provide fast cheek augmentation results. The volume these fillers add is visible right away, providing improved rounded contours and correction of hollowed tear troughs. The decreased shadowing leads to a correction of a perpetually “tired” appearance. Results can last up to two years, depending on the specific filler used. Filler treatment can be repeated as necessary to maintain results over time.

Sculptra® is also used for cheek augmentation, and provides more gradual results. Changes occur over two to three injection sessions, which not only add volume, but also serve to stimulate the skin collagen building processes that have slowed with age. Gradual, natural, renewed collagen building yields cheek augmentation results that can last for two or more years.

What Treatments Complement Cheek Augmentation?

Skin-tightening treatments can improve the outer skin envelope, which can, in turn, improve the overall effect of fillers used for cheek augmentation. Genius RF uses radiofrequency energy, while Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to cause lax tissues to contract and promote renewed collagen building. Laser resurfacing procedures can improve the texture and tone of the skin and improve the response to dermal filler.

Signs of aging and sun damage in the cheeks can also cause fine lines and crepe-like wrinkling. Laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and microneedling can all help to smooth out irregularly textured skin.

IPL and fractional laser treatments (i.e., HALO hybrid fractional resurfacing) are ideal for reducing pigmentation irregularities that develop due to time and ultraviolet radiation exposure.





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Dr. Cohen is 'a derm's derm' -- his published research and opinions are sought after by other dermatologists obsessed with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology, including lasers, neuromodulators, and fillers. He's also trained many of these derms. Dr. Cohen is arguably one of the best in the U.S., though he's not flashy or self promoting --just intensely focused on achieving elegant, successful results. I stumbled into his practice quite by accident, and could not be happier. His PA Christina is also phenomenal.


I am so pleased with the high level of expertise and care I have received from Dr. Cohen, Dr. Ho and his medical assistants Cristina and Emily. From the Mohs surgery, to a multitude of lasers, to skin checks; the doctors  have been extremely conscientious and strive to have a relationship with their patients.  I am thrilled with the results of my cosmetic procedures and surgery.  In addition, They are kind and very humble providers. It truly is an honor to be a patient of Dr. Cohen and to be a valued patient of his medical practice. Truly the best in the country.. and The World. Thank you Dr. Cohen and Dr. Ho and staff!

Chris J

Have been a patient of Dr. Stoler for a long time. She knows me well and takes excellent care of my skin. Also gives good and appropriate advice!

Judy Saul

Dr. Joel Cohen was highly recommended to me by several other dermatologists for his expertise in laser technology. I was not only impressed with the treatment I received from Dr. Cohen, but also his wonderful, highly skilled staff. The entire experience was top notch!

Linda Aibel

This is the BEST dermatology and cosmetic location you will ever find! Truthfully they give all the attention and care anyone could ask for. I’m always blown away at their kindness and their service. Doctor Jade Fettig always takes her time to talk to me, answer any questions and recommend the best treatment. Highly highly recommend AboutSkinDermatology. You will love it there too guaranteed! =)

Roberta Rachkovsky

Dr. Stoler is the best!

Karen Maxwell

I have been a patient of About Skin Dermatology for over 12 years. Everyone that I have ever encountered at this practice has been knowledgeable and very kind. I see both Dr. Ho and Dr. Cohen. My skin has not looked this good in years. My whole family goes to this practice. I would highly recommend About Skin Dermatology.


Dr Fettig was great- took her time with me and answered my questions. She has a nice bedside manner and good sense of humor.

Cindy Wells

I used Dr. Cohen for a Mohs procedure. He is fellowship trained and extremely competent. Dr. Cohen remained involved in my follow up care with a plastic surgeon and was always readily accessible and available to address my concerns. Both he and the office staff are caring and committed to providing the highest level of professional service. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. I think it’s very nice.

Richard Z

I have been impressed with my Botox treatment from Dr Cohen at AboutSkin Dermatology. He and his staff are incredibly professional and pleasant. Maddie is always flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. Dr. Cohen takes time and a genuine interest in his patients. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedures.

Kendra W

Dr Stephen Ho is a fantastic dermatologist. He takes the time to listen to concerns and he patiently and thoroughly explains procedures and diagnostics.

Ben Reeves

Dr. Jade Fettig is so kind, thoughtful, and good at what she does. You can tell she really cares about her patients and makes what could be awkward check-ups into comfortable, and pleasant experiences.The office lounge is clean, updated and really relaxing. Absolutely recommend her as a provider!

Carrie Konczal

Dr Rothstein is amazing. Very thorough during her exams and explains everything as she goes along. The staff is great as well! Best physician I have in the Denver area.

Philip Yost

Dr. Joel Cohen is a superbly skilled dermatologist as well as a most caring doctor who always put his patient's best interest first and foremost

Diana Lee