As people age, they often gain wrinkles and fine lines in their faces. There are a wide variety of possible treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, each with varying levels of effectiveness. River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, Alabama uses a safe dermal filler called Belotero to efficiently minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face.
What Is Belotero?
Belotero is a non-invasive injectable dermal filler that was approved by the FDA in 2011. It’s hyaluronic acid-based and integrates seamlessly with the skin’s tissue. There are several different lines of this dermal filler with varying consistencies. Each line was designed to be used on a certain type of wrinkle, from fine lines to severe folds.
How Does It Work?
As people age, their skin loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The skin becomes more dehydrated and less elastic, which makes the skin more likely to sag, stretch, and develop lines or wrinkles.
Belotero integrates with the skin’s tissue to smooth the face’s lines and wrinkles thanks to its usage of the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix process, or the CPM process. This process creates a smooth and flexible gel that can be injected into the skin with a fine gauge needle.
Due to its properties, the gel can blend into the skin more naturally and fill the skin’s lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin. The hyaluronic acid base of the dermal filler binds with water in the body and serves as a replenishing agent, which helps plump up the skin and allows for smoother skin.
11 Advantages of Belotero
1. Fewer Wrinkles and Smoother Skin
This treatment works to smooth moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles in a variety of locations. It can be applied to lines around the eyes, nose, and mouth as well as in the forehead.
The reduction of wrinkles and smoothing of skin will give you a fresher, more youthful look.
2. Plumper Lips
This treatment can also help make the lips plumper as the hyaluronic acid in the dermal filler will bind with water to make the lips more full. This can also help you achieve a younger look.
3. Can Be Used to Contour the Cheeks and Jawline
Another potential usage for this treatment is in the cheeks and jawline. Injecting the dermal filler in these areas can fill and plump up different parts of your face, contouring your face to achieve a more flattering shape.
4. Lightweight and Can Be Layered
This treatment can be used in more parts of the face with satisfying results than other, thicker fillers which often invite other problems. The hyaluronic acid filler is lightweight and easy to layer, so it can be injected into fine lines and thin areas in the face without creating any unwanted lumps or bumps.
5. Can Eliminate Under-Eye Bags
No one likes under-eye bags. They make you look older and more tired than you are and can require hundreds of dollars worth of serums and creams that may or may not help.
This treatment works to eliminate under-eye bags by binding with water in the tear trough area. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles and plumps the area up by adding another layer of tissue that will help eliminate the dark circles.
6. Results Look and Feel Natural
While Botox and other treatments freeze the face’s muscles which can result in skin that looks unnatural, this treatment results in skin that looks and feels natural. After your treatment, your skin will still feel natural to the touch and have normal movement and facial expressions. It will also hydrate your skin and give it a natural glow.
7. No Downtime
While other treatments have downtimes, Belotero does not. After your treatment, you can continue with your day and your life as usual!
8. Quick and Convenient
The treatment usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes, so it won’t take up a large portion of your day.
9. Results Are Immediate
After your treatment, the results of the injection will be evident almost immediately. The quick results mean you can leave looking better than you did when you arrived!
10. The Results Last
The results generally last 6 to 18 months, which is quite impressive for a treatment that will take under an hour to perform! The longevity of your results depend on the line of product that was used and the area of the face that received treatment as well as personal lifestyle habits. In the 24 hours following your treatment, you should avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, strenuous activity, alcoholic beverages, and extensive sun or heat exposure for best results.
11. Not Painful
Most Belotero products contain lidocaine, a local anesthesia, that reduces any pain that might be caused by the injection. If you’re worried, it’s also possible to have a topical numbing agent applied to the skin before the injection to ensure that the process is painless.
During the treatment, a provider will clean the skin and possibly apply a numbing cream before injecting the dermal filler with a fine needle and massaging it into the skin to ensure that it’s distributed evenly.
Get Started Today!
Please schedule a consultation with River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, Alabama to discuss the best treatment for you with trustworthy professionals! Our practice is dedicated to providing exceptional care to you and your family and we’re happy to use our expertise to answer any questions you may have.