As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and years of movement, including smiling and squinting. Injectable fillers can help fill in lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. In 2003, 2.8 million people underwent Botox injections. This popular denervating agent prevents certain muscles in the face from contracting, thereby impeding the ability to make expressions that generate wrinkles. In addition to Botox, fillers such as Hylaform, Restylane, and even your own fat are viable options.

When injected beneath the skin, fillers can plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Injectable fillers may be used alone or in conjunction with a resurfacing procedure, such as alaser treatment, or a recontouring procedure, such as a facelift.

Can you combine injectables?

Combining Botox with Restylane is very popular in the frown-line area between the eyes. Data tends to support its use when the lines are well established over a long period of time and the skin remains indented, even when the muscles aren’t moving. These lines are called static wrinkles and are ideal for fillers such as Restylane. This combination in the right patient can last up to seven months, as opposed to three or four for Botox alone. If, as is usually the case in younger patients, frown lines appear only when the muscles are active (dynamic wrinkles), then Botox alone is sufficient.

Course of treatment and pricing should be determined by you and your plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Here are some injectable options to discuss with your doctor:

Injectable Option Helps To Results
Polyulactic Acid
Stimulates new collagen growth; fills out sunken areas of the face up to two years
Hyaluronic Acid
Add volume to forehead wrinkles, smile lines, and lips four months to one year
Botullmun Toxin
Temporarily relaxes the muscle including forehead, frown lines,
crow’s feet, and vertical neck lines
up to six months
HD Filler
Adds volume to Nasolabial folds,
frown lines, crow’s feet, and lips
up to one year
Fat Injections
Fat Injections
Adds fat to Nasolabial folds,
crow’s feet, lips, frown lines, and
facial recontouring
highly variable, months to years
Adds volume to the Nasolabial folds up to one year
Calcium Hydroxy
FIlls out sunken areas of the face and hands permanent with multiple treatments


Whether you are relaxing with Botox or plumping with a filler, these injectables will have a longer-lasting effect when combined with Collagen Stimulating Therapy. Our most popular treatment is Photomodulation, one of the latest technologies to stimulate collagen and reduce the hallmarks of photoaging, such as fine lines and a blotchy complexion.

We offer Gentle Waves LED, which takes less than a minute, and because it doesn’t use heat (but rather Light Emitting Diodes), it’s painless with no side effects. Several treatments are needed, eight in total, which can be done once or twice a week. This non-invasive treatment is a perfect complement to any injectable, so you can go longer in between treatments.

Treatments That May Help

The following treatment links will take you to Ajune
for more information:
Profect Laser, LED

Products That May Help:

Comfort Zone Instant Tensor, TNS Recovery Complex, Neocutis Restorative Cream

For before and after images please contact Dr. Romita at 212.772.3220.