At River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL, we are passionate about helping our clients look and feel their best. Facial folds are a natural side effect of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with the changes in your appearance. We proudly offer a number of anti-aging treatments, including BELOTERO BALANCE. Keep reading to learn more about this injectable anti-aging treatment, including how quickly it works.

How Quickly Does BELOTERO Start Working? 

BELOTERO starts working right away, but it may take two to three weeks before you see satisfactory results. The reason why you can’t expect to see your final results right away is that the final results are derived from your skin producing extra collagen in response to the injections. Therefore, you won’t be able to see your final results until your skin has finished producing extra collagen.

What Can I Do To See My Final Results Faster? 

To see your final results faster, you need to do everything you can to support your skin’s collagen production process. One of the most effective steps you can take to support the production of new collagen is to make sure that you drink plenty of water. Your skin is made up of 64% water, and water is one of the most important things your skin needs to stay healthy and young-looking.

Another very effective step you can take to see your final results faster is to make sure that you eat nutritiously. Other very important things for the health and appearance of your skin include zinc, vitamin C, and essential amino acids. If you are anxious to see your final results as quickly as possible, try to eat fruits and vegetables with every meal and make sure that you eat plenty of protein every day.

How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?  

You can feel extremely confident that your ideal results will last for at least six months. If you take good care of your skin and overall health after your treatment, though, you should not be surprised if your ideal results last longer. The most effective thing you can do after your treatment to enjoy longer-lasting results is to minimize UV exposure. Research shows that UV damage is the primary cause of premature skin aging due to the damage to collagen it causes.

Your diet also plays a significant role in the health of your collagen and the appearance of your skin. It is essential that you meet your dietary needs. Additionally, the longevity of your results can be extended by minimizing your consumption of foods that are known to speed up the body’s aging process, like: 

  • Fried food
  • Processed meats
  • Margarine
  • White sugar

How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session? 

To prepare for your treatment session, you need to avoid consuming alcohol or tobacco products. Consumption of these substances can increase your blood pressure too much and cause other problems.

You also need to avoid waxing or tweezing the treatment area. These hair removal methods may cause skin irritation, and you can’t get treated if your skin is irritated. Additionally, you should minimize UV exposure for two weeks prior to treatment to reduce the likelihood of skin irritation at the time of your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment? 

You will likely qualify for this anti-aging injectable if you are concerned about moderate or severe nasolabial folds and are at least 21 years old. However, contraindications exist. For example, you may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have a history of anaphylaxis or you’re allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins. Additionally, this treatment may not be right for you if you are taking medications that affect blood clotting or your immune system.

How Should I Care for Myself After My Treatment? 

Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you won’t need to alter your usual routine too much after your injection session. However, you may need to make a few adjustments. During the first 24 hours following your injection session, it is imperative that you avoid strenuous activity, NSAIDs, and alcoholic beverages. Additionally, you will need to avoid prolonged exposure to heat or UV rays.

Furthermore, it is important that you avoid applying too much pressure to your treatment area. For optimal results, don’t sleep on your side or stomach after your treatment, and try to not touch your face too much. You should not apply makeup to the treatment area for six hours. If you choose to put on makeup after six hours, make sure that you are very gentle when removing it.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Even though it can take between two and three weeks to enjoy the full benefits of BELOTERO injections, the injectable dermal filler starts working right away. If you want to see your results faster, make sure that you eat right, stay hydrated, and protect your collagen from damage. Contact us today at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL to schedule an initial consultation if you’re interested in learning more about this incredible anti-aging injectable.

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