As we age, our skin inevitably loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural dermal volumizers and moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid (HA) diminish, leaving lines and wrinkles where our skin was once youthful, even and radiant.
Belotero is an HA dermal filler made of the same volumizing and moisturizing component of your skin, so it is the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When injected by one of our board-certified dermatologists, it instantly plumps and adds volume to the areas where it has been lost. Even the finest lines can be treated with confidence with Belotero in San Diego.
Belotero Balance is commonly used in the following areas of the face:
- Frown lines: The ‘ll’ between your eyebrows when you frown can be softened.
- Periorbital lines” Also known as “crow’s feet”, these lines can be reduced and smoothed.
- Bridge of the nose: To soften the appearance of bumps.
- Nasolabial folds: The lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth, also known as laughter lines, can be the most noticeable of all lines of the face. They can be smoothed away and leave you with a subtle, even result.
- Perioral lines: Sometimes called smoker’s lines. These lines are hereditary and you do not need to be a smoker to get them.
- Vermillion border: This subtle feature of the border of your lips diminishes as you age causing that annoying lipstick ‘bleed’. This treatment instantly rejuvenates your lips.
- Lips: Whether you want a little moisturizing or full plump lips, Belotero is the perfect product for the lips.
- Marionette Lines: These are lines from the corners of your mouth to your jaw. Treating these can help to instantly provide a cheerful expression.
- Horizontal Brow Lines: Horizontal lines on the forehead can be filled, leading to a more youthful and refreshed expression. Belotero is softer and more precise than other fillers, meaning it is great for filling in static lines on the forehead that Botox can’t treat. A smooth, youthful brow can be yours with a combination of neuromodulator and filler.
What to Expect
Belotero is an amazing dermal filler specially designed to integrate into your tissue to provide subtle and even results without disrupting the natural contours of your face, so you can be confident that no one will ever know how you manage to look so refreshed and confident.
Belotero injections typically take about 30 minutes to perform, after which patients are free to return to their normal daily activities.
Belotero is designed to integrate into the skin tissue, to smooth away lines and wrinkles with very natural results. It is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of perioral lines, also known as smokers or lipstick lines. These fine, vertical lines form above the upper lip and have traditionally been challenging to treat with fillers in the past.
During your procedure:
- An assessment will be made by your physician to determine the type of product and
appropriate amount needed.
- Multiple injections will be administered to treated areas.
- The filler contains lidocaine, however, some physicians may decide to use a topical
numbing agent or local anesthesia injections prior to filler injections.
- You may have a very small amount of pinpoint bleeding where the needle was
inserted. This usually subsides in a few minutes.
After your procedure:
- You may use your regular skincare products and make-up.
- You can apply ice packs to ease tenderness and swelling.
- Do NOT manipulate, rub, massage, apply pressure, etc. to treated areas or lay face
down after treatment.
- Immediately after the treatment you will experience swelling which can last 1 – 3 days. The
above-mentioned fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (which is a substance your body
normally produces) and it attracts water to it which causes the swelling.
- You may feel lumps where the filler was injected. This is also swelling and they will
subside in about 3 – 5 days and are usually not visible.
- You may get a bruise from the injections. If so, you are welcome to come into the office
the following day and have the bruise(s) treated with a laser at no charge.
- You may also take Arnica pills before and/or after the treatment to decrease risk of
bruising and to help any bruises you have to subside faster. We have Arnica available
- Results are immediate but due to the swelling, the expected end result can be seen
between 7 – 10 days.
- Follow any additional specific post-treatment instructions from your physician.
- It is always a possibility that you may not get the desired result after one treatment.
- Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal desired results.
- Follow up with your physician in ______ days/weeks, or as needed.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns at (858) 657-1002.
Q: What’s the difference between Belotero and other facial fillers?
This product is very similar to other dermal fillers, but provides patients with a smoother result. Unlike other dermal fillers, it’s very rare that you’ll actually feel it once it’s been injected. Instead, you’ll only feel the natural results.
Q: How does it work?
Belotero is a dermal filler made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in your very own body. It works by injecting the substance into your face to combat the aging process, adding volume and plumping up sunken hollows. But, it doesn’t stop there–it also works to hydrate the surface of your skin to continue keeping it fresh and youthful.
Q: How long does it last?
This often depends on the individual injected with the treatment, as each patient is different. Generally, results can last up to 6 months or longer.
Q: How is it administered?
Belotero is injected into the patients skin on one quick and painless office visit, with immediate results being able to be seen and increasing over the next few days. There is virtually no down time, with patients returning to their normal schedules immediately upon leaving the office.
Q: Is it safe?
Belotero is FDA approved and completely safe for use when injected by an expert dermatologist in San Diego. Patients with known allergies are not recommended to undergo the treatment.
In addition to Belotero, we offer a wide variety of dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm which can improve the tear trough area. Additionally, laser resurfacing is a great option for improving eye bags and early signs of aging. Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego for more information on these age-reversing techniques.
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