Botox And Dermal Fillers Specialist

High Line Dentistry

Tema Starkman, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Botox® and dermal fillers aren’t just ideal for reversing the effects of aging, although that’s certainly a benefit. These clinical-grade injectables, offered by Tema Starkman, DDS, of High Line Dentistry, are also used to help with dental and facial pain treatments, as well as for contouring your jawline. Find out if Botox and dermal filler treatments are right for you by booking a consultation at this Chelsea-based dental practice, located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, New York. Click the online scheduler or call the clinic directly.

Botox and Dermal Fillers

How do Botox and dermal fillers work?

Botox® and dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing out your skin and contouring areas of your face. Botox, in particular, can help relieve all kinds of pain-causing issues. But each type of injectable works a little differently.


Botox is a purified botulinum toxin that blocks certain cell signals involved with muscle contractions. Upon injection, Botox starts working almost immediately and allows treated muscles to relax and smooth out.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, which are often made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, plump up your skin in areas where you’ve lost volume due to age, or in areas where volume was always lacking. What makes modern dermal fillers so effective is that, as they dissolve, they stimulate the production of collagen, so firmer, tighter skin tissue develops from the deepest layers.

What can Botox and dermal fillers treat?

At High Line Dentistry, Dr. Starkman offers personalized Botox and dermal filler treatment packages to help with both cosmetic and medical issues. Common Botox and dermal filler treatment areas are described below.


Because Botox allows your muscles to relax, it can minimize the effects of aging. Botox is known for reducing the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet near your eyes
  • Smile lines around your mouth
  • Frown lines between your brows
  • Squared jawline due to rigid muscles

Dr. Starkman even performs Botox treatments to minimize ongoing pain related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ), clenching and grinding (bruxism), and orthodontic treatments, to name a few.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can enhance your appearance and natural beauty. You can get dermal filler treatments to:

  • Smooth out smile lines and marionette lines
  • Contour your cheeks and jawline
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Plump up your lips

Since Botox and dermal fillers are so versatile, Dr. Starkman sits and talks with you about how each type of injectable works and designs a treatment package that’s tailored to you.

Are Botox and dermal fillers permanent?

No, although they are very long lasting. Botox usually provides anti-aging or pain-relieving benefits — depending on which areas you had treated — for at least 3-4 months. If you’re getting dermal fillers, you can expect optimal results for anywhere from 12-24 months, depending on the brand.

During your dermal filler consultation at High Line Dentistry, Dr. Starkman lets you know about how long your individual injectables should last. Once they wear off, it’s perfectly safe to have your injectable treatment performed again.

Learn more about Botox and dermal filler treatments offered at High Line Dentistry by booking a consultation today. Schedule online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.