Aging is inevitable. Whether it’s grey hair, lines, or wrinkles, you’ve earned the right to flaunt everything you’ve earned throughout your life. That doesn’t mean you can’t turn the clock back, though. If you’ve been wanting to smooth out some lines and improve your facial contouring, consider giving Belotero a try.
What is Belotero?
Belotero is a gel that’s injected into the skin to fill in lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The gel is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring component found in the skin.
As you age, your skin stops producing HA, collagen, and elastin, resulting in the loss of facial volume and the creation of wrinkles.
The gel is manufactured through a special process that results in a smoother gel that naturally blends into your skin for natural-looking results.
Once the gel is injected, you’ll see immediate improvement in your problem areas.
What is the Injection Process Like?
You can go into the doctor’s office on your lunch break and head back to work right after your appointment.
The needle used to inject the gel is quite small so discomfort is minimal. The doctor may apply an anesthetic cream at the injection site if necessary.
The areas you want to have treated are marked and the injections begin. Depending on how many areas you’re having filled, treatment can take thirty minutes.
Afterwards, you may return to your regular activities, but you should avoid alcoholic beverages and exercise for the next 24 hours.
What are the Side Effects?
Side effects are minimal. The most common side effect is redness at the injection site. This usually resolves on its own within 48 hours.
How Long Does Belotero Last?
How long the filler lasts depends on your body and how quickly it metabolizes the HA. Clinical trials have shown Belotero lasts at least six months in most patients.
Other factors include where the gel is injected and how much was injected. Areas where there is a lot of movement from smiling and talking need more frequent treatments than other areas.
Belotero is one of many injectable facial fillers on the market, but it treats a number of areas. These include the folds between the nose and lips, the chin, and the area around the mouth.
If you want to restore the youthfulness of your facial contours, contact New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center today about Belotero for an easy and quick solution.