Messina Esthetic Medicine    
Physician Performed  Affordable Solutions For a New You

283 Commack Rd. Suite 320

Commack NY 11725  



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Remove Smokers Lines and Lip Lines using Belotero & Restylane Silk : Long Island


Until recently there was little we could do to remove or soften those annoying lines around the lips notable defigned as smokers lines.  Perioral Rhytids aka lip lines, smokers lines, aged mouth lines are annoying and nothing is as frustrating as developing these lines when you are a non smoker.

The problem was despite laser resurfacing and chemical peels these lines always were resistant to long term treatment. The traditional dermall fillers such as Juvederm  and Restylane while capable of softening these lines often over corrected or caused a blue tint medically known as the Tyndall Effect.

Reseachers have developed two wonderful dermal fillers called Belotero and Restylane Silk which are hyaluronic acid fillers that are injected very superficially under and into the fine lines of the lip without developing the over corrected “duck lip” or blue tint.

Belotero and Restylane Silk have similar properties but I treat every patient as an individual and tailor the injectable used to their level of severity , activity and specific desired outcome.

These days price is always an issue and currently there are many providers offering products without proper training.

A times ads are presented to me offering a produce below my purchase cost.

That means either the product is not what they are stating or it is imported which is illegal and a health hazard.

I only use products directly from the company and personally perform every injection and follow up care.

Cheek Augmentation,  Shadow Under Eyes filled, Naso-Labial Folds Filled, Lip Plumping, Chin Augmentation, Marionette Lines

Belotero & Restylane Silk

Smokers Lines ( Perioral Rhytids)

Injections of tiny doses of Belotero or Restylane Silk into and under the fine lines around the mouth and lips will remove or reduce these smokers lines.

There is no downtime and results are noticed immediately and can last for several months.

Lip Plumping ( Augmentation)

Recently these products have been FDA approved for lip augmentation with doses placed into the rim and body of the lips creating a natural looking fuller, plumper lip.

I employ the microcanula / droplet technique that is becoming very popular these days for the natural look with less bruising.

These photographs of my patient demonstrate improvements in the lips created by a mixture of Belotero and Restylane Silk.

The before photograph highlights fine lines , wrinkles and divots in the upper and lower lip. There the lower pink lip has lost volume making it appear thin and creating lines facing the chin as well.  Marionette lines are seen pointing downward from the mouth corners.

Restylane Silk was placed into these fine lines while Belotero was injected into the pink lower lip restoring lip volume while decreasing the lower lines.

The Marionette lines were also filled using Belotero removing the depressions seen in the before photograph that extended down from the corners of her mouth.