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BOTOX®, Dermal Fillers and KYBELLA®


Everyone's heard of Botox® over a million people have been treated since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. Botox® is most effective on frown lines, crow's feet and forehead creases. It works by relaxing facial muscles that cause the brow to furrow. Our treatments can usually be done in about an hour in our comfortable facility, with minimal or no discomfort. You can return to work with no recovery time! There are virtually no side effects. The results last from four to six months (individual cases may vary). Best of all, it is one of the most affordable and effective ways to smooth wrinkles that exists today.


Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.


Kybella is an injectable for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat. It is a chemical that is identical to something produced within our own bodies that helps us absorb fat. When this chemical is properly injected into the submental fat, it permanently destroys fat cells..

Dermal Filler Options

You'll find both temporary and permanent dermal fillers at your cosmetic doctor's office, and each type presents various benefits. Temporary fillers are absorbed by the body after a period of time and will require ongoing treatment sessions. Permanent fillers maintain their shape for extended periods of time, and will help you maintain those youthful looks for the long term. Deciding between the two types of treatments will depend on your budget, your long-term goals for skin enhancement, and whether you have any allergic reactions to each formula.

Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm Voluma™ XC

Juvéderm® XC is the only HA filler with FDA approval to last up to one year. Ask your Medical Professional how you can get long-lasting results. Juvéderm® XC injectable gel is a next-generation smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your smile lines or parentheses (nasolabial fold the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss, resulting in a subtle lift. Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.


Developed with safety and longevity in mind, Radiesse is a new generation injectable filler that offers superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without surgery. The unique composition of Radiesse provides immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, along with the benefit of long-lasting results. This is because Radiesse is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body's own collagen grows, and this produces the desired long-term effects.

Belotero Balance®

Belotero Balance® is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat facial lines and other skin imperfections. This treatment, although approved for the treatment of smile lines, is unique in its use for fine lines. It can be used to gently enhance lip lines, crow’s feet and other fine lines on various parts of the face and neck. Belotero Balance®, just like Juvederm®, like is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance. It is unique in its ability to intersperse with the skin’s own collagen.

Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program

The Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program allows you to earn points each time you receive a BOTOX® Cosmetics (onabotulinumtoxin) or JUVDERM® XC treatment from a participating physician

Call us today and one of our professionals will be glad to discuss which of these treatments is best suited to your needs. We always offer the best Botox® Deals.

Meet the Medical Team


Dr Dan Acaru, MD

Dr Dan Acaru is the Medical Director at Velvet Effect Lasers. His primary function is strictly supervising his patients, as well as his Medical Professionals to safely provide Dermal Fillers and Botox.

Dr Dan Acaru is multilingual, speaking English, Spanish, French and Romanian. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Carol Davila.

Dr Dan Acaru completed his surgical internship at Roaita Hospital in his native Romania, where he also completed his surgical specialization residency. He then relocated to the United States and he completed his surgical residency at Brookdale Hospital, where he received specialized education in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Dan Acaru is now affiliated with the St. Johnson South Shore Division, the Terrace Hospital, the Parkway Hospital, the Greenpoint Hospital and 37th Avenue Medical Healthcare PC.


Coralie (Corey) Rutter RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Corey received her first Bachelor’s degree from Albany University. Upon graduation she quickly began work on her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College. By her second year in the program, she became a member of the National Nursing Honor Society. Sigma Theta Tau. After graduating with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and being awarded with the honor of clinical excellence, she obtained a position as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma ICU at Westchester Medical Center. After 7 years in the Trauma ICU, Corey graduated from Pace University with her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Once receiving her Master’ degree and board certification, she began working in a Cardiology practice associated with Columbia Presbyterian University Hospital in NYC. To further her desire to concentrate on women’s health and well-being, Corey obtained additional certification in Cosmetic Beautification via administration of Botox and Dermal Fillers by Aesthetic Medical Training. She has brought her medical experience, technical background and focused energy to the overall happiness of her patients to the arena of beauty and health enhancement at Velvet Effect Lasers in Queens.


Marietta Busa R-PA,C

Marietta Busa is a Certified Physician Assistant. She received her Bachelor of arts degree in Marketing from Hofstra University, and her Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology in Physician Assistant Studies.

She has completed clerkships in every major branch of medicine. Marietta has been specializing in Dermatology for over ten years, which includes Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dermatology. Her comprehensive experience and interest in Aesthetics has kept her current with the latest in cosmetic treatments. She has been trained and certified to offer Botox injections, Xeomin, Juvederm filler, Radiesse filler, Voluma, Vollure, Belotero and Kybella.

Marietta knows that everyone of her patients, have individual needs and believes that aesthetic treatments of the face, is an art as well as a science.


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