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  • OPENING FEBRUARY 2022 - BRENTWOOD 11645 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • DOWNTOWN 888 S Figueroa St #1050, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Botox & Fillers Conveniently located to serve DTLA and Los Angeles

Injectable neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)

New advanced techniques for neuromodulator injections developed in the last few years by expert injectors have made products like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin the new hot commodity in the cosmetic beauty space. Our Los Angeles facility utilizes neuromodulators to correct fine lines and dynamic wrinkles in the upper face, such as the forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and frown lines.

However, new uses of neuromodulators now include in the neck and lower face to raise the corners of the mouth, eliminate chin wrinkles, improve the appearance of jowls, decrease lip lines, thin the face, relieve pain for teeth grinding, lift the tip of the nose, decrease the gummy smile, flip the lip, as well as give the neck a slight lift.

These techniques are more advanced and require more expert injection methods. Neuromodulator injections are mostly painless, have little to no downtime, and last 3-4 months. The most common side effect is mild bruising. Results will vary among individuals and touch-ups may be required.

What Are Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, sometimes referred to as neurotoxins, are small molecules that can bind the ends of nerve endings in the muscles that let us move, such as making a facial expression. In most cases, this is a normal process. However, sometimes the activity of the muscle is increased and there is over-contraction, causing the muscles get larger. The larger muscle then contracts, causing issues such as teeth-grinding, headaches, and deep lines on the face. Neuromodulators are a safe way to treat this muscle hypertrophy (increase in size). After injection, they stay local and bind to the nerves being treated. They are quickly broken down. However, because the nerves hold onto the neuromodulators that bind them, they remain inactive until new nerve endings can be grown, usually taking between 2-4 months. The toxin does not enter the blood to cause problems elsewhere.

I trust Dr. Wang wholeheartedly

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Dr. Wang and the team at Metropolis dermatology are the best! I trust Dr. Wang wholeheartedly. He went to Harvard Medical School and is the smartest board certified dermatologist I know. From autoimmune skin conditions, to stubborn acne, or body tightening and lasers, he has you covered. I have known him for over 3 years and trust him with my skincare needs. His new office is the “FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!” He has ALL of the new lasers and body tightening machines and offers fillers and anti-wrinkle injections that will make you look 10yrs younger than when you walked in. Location is prime!! Located in the hip and hot area of downtown LA, with panoramic views of the city and gorgeous wall art, you can escape from the hustle and bustle into a chic and modern space! Parking is easy and plentiful The office manager, Marissa is so helpful and the nurse Samantha is very knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Wang is a family man and great with babies and kids too!

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Dr. James Wang specializes in dermatology treatments like Botox Injections and fillers in DTLA, CA. Dr. James Wang can provide you with rejuvenated and healthier skin.

Injectable fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)

The last few years have seen an explosion in innovative new fillers that are not only softer and last longer, but also give a perfectly natural look. Some are used to rebuild lost bone structures while others help refill fat pockets that you lose with age. Fillers have multiple uses in different parts of the age to recreate a more youthful face. Certain hyaluronic acid fillers can also help rejuvenate and hydrate the skin and lips, decreasing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagginess of the skin. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can reshape the nose non-surgically while new FDA-approved indications for fillers have allowed us to correct new areas such as bony and veiny hands. Chins can be elongated without the insertion of implants, and jawlines can be smoothed.

Are Fillers Right For Me?

The current generation of fillers is variably cross-linked hyaluronic acid, which is the natural plump hydrating substance already present in the human skin. Because it is technically a “natural” product, the body can break it down, just like normal skin. This is why hyaluronic fillers do not last forever. However, newer types of fillers have higher levels of cross-linking, which makes them harder to break down and therefore, last longer in the skin once injected. The newer fillers are also made to have different consistency and stretchability, which are ideal for different parts of the face. They now comprise an entire toolkit to address various lines, folds, and sagginess on the face. It can even be used to recreate underlying bony structure, which acts as a scaffold for the overlying fat and skin. Naturally enhancing the face requires a deep understanding of not only facial anatomy but also the types of fillers and their characteristics.

When To Expect Results With Injectable Fillers

The results are immediate and can improve over the course of a few weeks as water is drawn to the area for increased efficacy. Although fillers have ample uses, they are not without risks, including bruising and skin injury. In extremely rare cases, blindness has been reported. Therefore, experienced injectors are key to safe and natural results. Make sure the source of the filler is legitimate and that your injector is certified and trained to use the filler product.

How To Prepare

Our philosophy is that we want our patients for life. We want them to be happy long-term with their treatments. This is why we require an initial consultation so we can discuss the options in detail. Sometimes, filler is not the right treatment. However, when it is, we start conservatively, opting for a gradual improvement that is sustainable rather than a one-time treatment, which can lead to the appearance of being over-filled. Newer uses of fillers include softening the appearance of the tops of the hands, which can look bony over time from sun damage. We can correct resorption of the chin from gradual loss with aging and with osteoporosis.

How Much Do Injectable Fillers Cost?

Injectable filler treatments are customized to address the unique aesthetic needs of each individual. The cost of the treatment depends on the type of filler used and the amount needed to achieve the desired results. Our skilled team will develop your personalized treatment plan and discuss the associated cost during your consultation.

Schedule A Consultation

Please schedule a consultation in our Los Angeles CA facility prior to the injection. The most important aspect of neuromodulator and injectable fillers is the initial assessment. We do not use a one-size-fits-all template. Instead, we inject with a plan in mind once we know what features our patients are trying to address. Because we focus on natural results rather than a standard set of units we use for treatment, we charge by the area being treated and not by units. We are confident that this leads to better outcomes for our patients.

Regardless of where you go, make sure to get your injections from an experienced injector who gets fully certified products directly from the manufacturer. We do not inject products brought into the clinic because we cannot confirm the source. This is for the safety of our patients.

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Dr. Wang is a Harvard and UCLA-trained double Board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He specializes in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, and acne (including the safe use of Accutane). He is also an expert in anti-aging skincare, injectables, as well as laser treatments for scars, sunspots, and broken blood vessels. He has been named each year as Superdoctor, Top Doctor, and Top Dermatologist in various publications in the Los Angeles area.

He attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in biology. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and, concurrently, his MBA in healthcare policy from Harvard Business School.


Jeff Bonnaud is a board-certified Dermatology Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine & dermatology since 2014. Being a thought leader and educator within the field of dermatology, Jeff Bonnaud’s meticulous approach and outstanding patient care has earned him recognition as a 2020 World Leader in Healthcare and 2020 Top Physician Assistant by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Jeff focuses on underlying health conditions, and provides a comprehensive approach to all layers of the skin and degrees of aging with a combination of skincare, peels, facials, injectables, energy based devices like lasers, and even surgery if needed.

A graduate of UCLA, Harvard University, and Quinnipiac University’s PA Program, PA Bonnaud began his career in adult outpatient Internal Medicine with Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where this invaluable experience provided a deeper understanding for underlying and complex conditions seen within dermatology. For nearly five-years, Jeff worked in cosmetic & medical dermatology in Boston earning a loyal patient following and reputation. Jeff Bonnaud is a national thought leader and educator within dermatology regarding biologic and treatment therapies with a high emphasis on autoimmune inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and eczema. He currently sits on multiple pharmaceutical advisory boards to help shape further advances in treatments.


Tiffany Wang, a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), graduated with the distinction of Salutatorian from the Southern California University of Health Sciences’ Master of Science Physician Assistant program. She has completed a Dermatology Fellowship through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Tiffany has always had a passion for medical and cosmetic dermatology and aspires to make everyone feel like the best version of themselves. Tiffany finds joy in being able to help a patient find what works best for them. She loves all things dermatology and skincare and is excited to bring her passion to Metropolis Dermatology.


Dr. Affifi was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley for her undergraduate education and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. She subsequently obtained a Master's degree from Columbia University in nutritional studies before she matriculated into medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she graduated with research distinction.

During medical school, Dr. Afifi was recognized for her academic achievements and patient care and was inducted into both the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the recipient of the Glasgow-Rubin Award from the American Medical Women’s Association for graduating in the top ten percent of her class.

Dr. Afifi completed her preliminary year in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital- University of Pennsylvania Hospital System before moving to Los Angeles to begin her training in dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she currently is the chief resident. Dr. Afifi has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters as well as given presentations at conferences.

Outside of work, Dr. Afifi loves the beautiful Southern California weather and enjoys hiking, biking, culinary exploration, playing tennis and traveling.


Dr. Bari is a UCLA-trained dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He is an expert in treating the full range of skin disease but also passionate about neurotoxin (e.g., BOTOX®), filler, and many other aesthetic interventions.

After being raised in Indiana, Dr. Bari graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He then worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company before earning his medical degree at UC San Diego. He remained in southern California to pursue his dermatology residency at UCLA. Dr. Bari continues to be active in research and has authored over 15 publications.

Outside of dermatology, Dr. Bari enjoys Los Angeles’ dynamic restaurant scene, high intensity interval training, and the NFL.


Dr. Higgins was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Brown University for her undergraduate education where she studied Human Biology and Business Economics while simultaneously studying Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned her MD from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where, in addition to acquiring a number of academic honors, she served as Editor-In-Chief of The Beat Art and Literary Magazine showcasing the creativity of members of the UCLA health sciences community.

Dr. Higgins has completed several years of research both at the University of Southern California and the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she managed and conducted a number of epidemiological, clinical, and translational science research studies in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, patient-related satisfaction outcomes, and complementary and alternative medicine.

She has authored dozens of publications, several book chapters, and has presented over 30 abstracts via poster or oral presentation. She completed her internal medicine year of training within the Yale-New Haven Health System and is currently finishing her residency in dermatology at the University of Southern California + LA County Hospitals residency program.


Starla has been a licensed Aesthetician for over 10 years and is also a Certified Dermatology Technician through the Association of Certified Dermatology Techs (ACDT). In addition, she is certified in Skinceuticals and Dermalogica, as well as having extensive experience working with medical grade skin care lines.

Starla thrives in an environment where she is able to help people feel their best while supporting their skin health and enjoys customizing treatments based on her clients’ individual skincare needs.


Alma is a Licensed Aesthetician that has provided luxurious and corrective skin care services for 5+ years. She continues her education with post graduate courses and seminars to keep up with the latest technologies.

She holds several advanced esthetics certifications which include but are not limited to treatments of acne, hyperpigmentation, and anti-aging. She is also trained in several clinical and organic skincare lines.

A lifelong passion for skincare drives her desire to educate and help people feel good inside and out. Her gentle touch and technical skincare expertise will leave the skin wanting more!


With tenure experience in various roles within the Los Angeles dermatology community, Whitni joined Metropolis Dermatology as practice manager at a critical time; the very beginning of the global pandemic. As a native Angeleno and graduate of nearby California State University, Dominguez Hills, Whitni contributes a strong sense of pride in serving the Los Angeles community. As practice manager, she strives to be an effective yet compassionate team leader, who champions our mission to "Do Derm Differently", by supporting our clinical providers, actively advocating for our staff, and collaborating to cultivate authentic experiences for our clients.