dermal fillers

Reduce wrinkles and add volume

Dr. Messina has over 30 years of injecction experience.

283 Commack Rd Suite 320 Commack NY 11725


Only FDA approved Dermal Fillers are used at Messina Esthetics.

dermal facial fillers
FDA Approved
facial filler injections

Dermal fillers restore volume to the face.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers eliminate mild to deep facial folds and wrinkles such as smile lines, nasolabial folds,  and parenthesis lines.

As we age the structure of our skin becomes weakened. Dermal fillers restore lost volume while filling deep folds and wrinkles.

Therefore, dermal fillers add volume and in turn a more youthful look.

Moreover, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers may restore collagen, a protein involved in anti-aging. Collagen stimulation subsequently reduces fine facial lines and wrinkles. 

Furthermore, wrinkle reduction and fullness from fillers such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma,  Versa and Restylane Defyne are long-lasting.

In summary, all of the above factors plus a reversable filler make hyaluronic acid dermal fillers the primary fillers for rejuvenation. 

Common Facial areas for dermal filler injections

  •  Temples
  • Tear Troughs under the eye
  • Cheeks, especially common
  • Buccal cavity (hollow area under the cheeks)
  • Nasolabial folds (parenthesis lines at the mouth)
  • Lips, are most certainly a popular area to volumize
  • Marionette Lines (particularly mouth corner to chin)
  • Chin
  • Jowls, strengthen the jawline besides reducing the jowls
Dermal fillers create youth

Plus, hyaluronic acid fillers restore natural proteins, and colagen. Thus, uniquely adding volume and contour.

With this in mind, new dermal fillers contain X-pressHAn which makes them softer as with an increased ability to stretch. This is particularly important when restoring the natural shape of a facial feature. The fillers with this technology are:

  • Kysse
  • Defyne
  • Refyne
  • Contour
  • Lyft

Interestingly, a single syringe containing 1cc of product will significantly improve moderate facial lines and wrinkles. Therefore, only a few syringes are needed for a significant improvement.

Appropriately injected, facial fillers restore both volume and youthfulness with little or no downtime., derma

Every dermal filler has a specific use; in other words, you must choose the correct filler for the area injected.

Remarkably, while all are hyaluronic acid every dermal filler has its own unique trait. Thus, a filler suitable for one area may not be suitable for another. To illustrate, dermal fillers for the lip such as Restylane Kysse is soft, therefore perfect for creating full lips. However, Kysse is too soft to lift up a flattened cheek.

Conversely, Restylane Lyft created for adding volume to a cheek, is thick and firm. Thus, undeniably valuable for lifting a cheek but clearly, not ideal for filling the soft lip. 

Dr. Messina an instructor for dermal filler administration fully understands the indications for every dermal filler

areas for lower face filler injections

The Blunt tip microcannula

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the microcannula

The blunt tip microcannula has revolutionized the way dermal fillers are administered.

Unquestionably, the injection of a dermal filler is popular and safe nevertheless, complications happen. While the most common complication is bruising, more severe complications can occur. These include an artery becoming clogged with filler thus cutting blood flow to the area. Until now, we had no means of avoiding puncturing veins and arteries.

However, a new needle, the microcannula, with a blunt tip has outsmarted the previous sharp tip needles. 

A blunt tip needle called the Microcannula significantly reduces the risk of puncturing a blood vessel. So, the blunt tip microcannula reduces bruising as well as reducing the risk of an artery puncture. 

With its blunt round tip, the microcannula significantly reduces the risk of bleeding, bruising and, most notably, the risk of filling an artery.

In summary, the microcannula  reduces: 

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Puncture of and Artery

Of course, Dr. Messina uses microcannulas for every filler injection.

Patients love the microcannula chiefly for the decrease in bruising.

“What’s more, I love the microcannula because I know the filler was placed in the perfect position”. 

Popular fda approved dermal fillers

Restylane Contour

Contour adds roundness to a flattened cheek while, restoring lost cheek fat.  FDA approved for cheek augmentation.

Unquestionably,  a unique dermal filler specifically injected into the deep fat pad of the cheek.  Thus, Contour restores the apple cheek of youth while, targeting the cause of cheek deflaition.

Restylane Lyft

 Restylane Lyft restores volume, especially to a flat cheek. Due to its unique structure Lyft creates a full bodied elevated cheek.  Plus, Lyft lasts over a year. Restylane Lyft is absolutely a game changer.



Restylane kysse

Kysse a newer dermal filler specifically designed to add volume in the lips.

A soft, moldable filler particularly suited for creating a perfect lip. A lip perfect in size, shape, softness and full.

Although Kysse is a hyalurinic acid filler it contains a unique modification called X-pressHAn giving Kysse the ability to stretch.  Therefore, Kysse creates a natural looking, soft and kissable lip.


Restylane-L is a hyaluronic acid filler that eliminates mild to moderate wrinkles of the upper, middle and lower face. Moreover, Restylane-L is the best dermal filler for the tear troughs.

Restylane silk

Restylane Silk, specifically created for treating very fine lip lines without causing discoloration of the lip. Previous fillers caused a blue tint when injected into a lip line.

Indeed, Silk is a breakthrough for removing lip lines.

  Silk removes fine lip lines instantly and lasts almost a year.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra Plus has a full body and, ideal for filling moderate facial folds.

Moreover, as one of the early hyalurinic acid fillers, Juvederm gained FDA approval for multiple areas.

 Thus, Juvederm can treat many facial areas such as:

  • Temple
  • Midface
  • Smile Lines
  • Marionette Lines
  • Chin and Lips


Vobella plumps the lips giving a natural looking augmentation. However, the duration is not as long as other lip fillers.

A beautiful but shorl lived lip is created using Volbella. Therefore, I use it only for special circumstances.

Consequently, Volbella is losing ground to clearly superior lip fillers.

Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Vlouma XC is a newer dermal filler that gives both lift and volume to the cheek.

Unique Vycross technology gives Voluma its superior lifting power.

Currently, only FDA approved for cheek filling, Juvederm Voluma will likely get approval for other areas.



Radiesse is a calcium product that gives volume to the cheeks, nasolabial folds and back of the hands. Previously, Radiesse was the only filler for cheek augmentation. However, the unforgiving nature of Radiesse requires an additional level of care while injecting.

Revanesse Versa

 Revanesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid filler approved for treating moderate to severe facial folds.  

This new hyaluronic acid filler is particularly good for deeper folds and wrinkles of the mid to lower face.

  • Smile lines
  • nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • Chin 
  • Jowel 


restylane Defyne

 Restylane Defyne  fills moderate to deep folds of the lower face.

Moreover, the ability to move along with a smile makes Defyne perfect for adding volume around the mouth. Therefore, when compared to previous dermal fillers Defyne is clearly superior. Consequently, a unique and wonderful dermal filler. 

restylane Refyne-L

Refyne is a hysluronic acid that specifically softens mild folds of the lower face.

What’s more, the combination of a thin filler plus elasticity makes this a perfect choice for superficial wrinkles.

Hi, cheeks !

lush lips

“Amazing, beautiful and natural looking cheeks are certainly obtainable with Dr. Messina's injection techniques".

- Allie Grater

“ Natural looking lips are a specialty of Dr. Messina. Besides careful placement, Kysse can help create the lip you desire.
Large lips or simply restore natural volume.
Dr. Messina always listens and gives the results you desire".

- Lucia Denton