Belotero

Fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose can age your face and make you self-conscious about expressing yourself. Countless products available at drugstores and department stores claim to eliminate these creases, but even with consistent usage, they cannot match the potency of a cosmetic treatment performed by a doctor or aesthetic specialist. Belotero is an injectable filler that smooths bothersome lines and rejuvenates your face without erasing the features that make you look like you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How Does Belotero Work?

Belotero is formulated with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of the skin that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, helping your skin maintain strength, elasticity, hydration and volume. The production of hyaluronic acid naturally decreases with age. Your skin grows drier and its ability to maintain elasticity diminishes, causing lines and wrinkles to become permanent fixtures of your face. When injected, Belotero integrates with your skin’s tissue to replace lost hyaluronic acid and gently fill in unwanted lines.

What Concerns Can Be Treated With Belotero?

Belotero improves the appearance of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, while maintaining natural movement and facial expressions. Treatment areas include:

  • Nasolabial folds that run vertically between the nose and mouth
  • Vertical lip lines above and below the lips
  • Downturned creases at the corners of the mouth
  • Lines around the nose and mouth caused by smiling
  • Chin wrinkles

How Is Belotero Different From Other Injectables?

Dermal fillers come in many different consistencies and formulations. The appropriate filler for your needs will be chosen based on your anatomy, your goals, the area to be treated and the depth at which the injections must be placed to achieve your desired outcome. Belotero is a soft cohesive gel that is a lighter and thinner formula than many other well-known dermal fillers. This can make it an ideal option for filling very fine lines and treating delicate areas of your face where your skin is thin. In some cases, a combination of two or more types of dermal filler will yield the optimal facial rejuvenation result. Belotero and other dermal fillers are different from Botox and Dysport, which are cosmetic injectables that relax wrinkles by temporarily “freezing” muscle activity.

Is Belotero Safe?

Belotero is FDA-approved and has been extensively tested for safety and efficacy. If you are unhappy with the results of your treatment, experience complications or simply decide Belotero is not for you, the filler can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. Choosing a knowledgeable and experienced injector significantly reduces the risks associated with dermal fillers and other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

What Happens During Belotero Treatment?

The first step is to determine whether Belotero is the most appropriate dermal filler for your concerns. To do this, your injector will discuss your goals and conduct a facial analysis. They will also determine how many Belotero injections you will need and where they will be placed to achieve the outcome you have in mind. When the initial consultation is complete, your injector will administer a series of Belotero injections using a fine-gauge needle. There can be some discomfort during the injection process, but the treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. The length of your appointment will depend on the amount of product used and the number of areas treated.

Is There Downtime After Treatment?

There is little downtime, if any, following a Belotero treatment. As with any injectable, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, redness, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects can be concealed with makeup and typically resolve on their own. Most clients are comfortable returning to their normal routine right after their visit. All potential side effects associated with Belotero will be discussed during the consultation prior to your treatment.

What Results Can I Expect?

Results from treatment with Belotero are visible right away. Immediately upon injection, Belotero helps smooth and fill in fine lines and wrinkles in the targeted area. Belotero offers subtle correction that doesn’t disrupt the natural contours of your face or inhibit your ability to make facial expressions and other movements. You may also experience ongoing correction as the formula encourages new collagen generation.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Individual results may vary. With optimal treatment, Belotero results can last approximately six months. The longevity of your results will be influenced by how much product is used, the area that is injected and how quickly your body metabolizes the formula. In areas that experience a lot of motion (due to eating, talking, yawning, smiling, etc.) the product may not last as long as in less active areas. Touch-up treatments are necessary in all cases to prolong the plumping and smoothing benefits of Belotero.

Who Is Belotero For?

The effects of aging catch up with us all. Maybe you’ve noticed creases appearing around your mouth in your reflection, or you’ve found that lines around your lips now make it more difficult to apply makeup. These changes are natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. If you are in good health and searching for a minimally invasive treatment to reduce unwanted wrinkles and restore facial fullness, you may be a good candidate for Belotero. Call U Laser Medspa at 858-558-3854 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our nonsurgical anti-aging treatments.