Belotero® is a cosmetic procedure known as a dermal filler or injectable. It is injected beneath the skin to help fill and smooth fine lines around the nose and mouth areas. It is a lighter filler than many other treatments of its kind, and you may hear it referred to as a starter filler. If you are looking for ways to reverse the signs of aging on your skin, then it is a good idea to know about the ingredients in Belotero®, how it works and what to expect from the procedure so that you may consider whether an injectable of this kind is right for you.
The active ingredient in Belotero® is hyaluronic acid, a natural cushioning agent in the body. When injected under your skin, it helps to provide support and add volume to wrinkles. The introduction of hyaluronic acid also allows more water to flow to the skin’s surface, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The skin’s health is also rejuvenated over time because Belotero® stimulates the production of collagen, an essential building block of healthy skin.
Due to its thin and light texture, Belotero® is ideal for filling the delicate lines and plumping up the areas around the mouth, lips and nose. It can address the folds and lines that occur due to the facial expressions made over time. People of all skin tones, both men and women, can benefit from Belotero®.
What to Expect
Your Belotero® session will likely only take about 10 minutes to a half hour. The product is simply injected into the desired areas. No downtime is needed. Belotero® results will usually last about four to nine months. Maintenance sessions may be required approximately twice each year. The need for these will decrease over time with the improved regeneration of collagen. Each visit may require less medication to be injected.
Results will vary on a case by case basis. Optimal results will occur over time. This gradual improvement comes as collagen is regenerated, though it is gratifying when you can see skin at the injection site appear smoother and fuller immediately following your procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Belotero® is an ideal solution for many who wish to reduce fine lines around the corners of the mouth and above the lips. It is a non-invasive and convenient method of rejuvenating your appearance and achieving healthier, more youthful-looking skin. To see if this injectable is right for you, set up a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton. We also serve the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!