In the world of specialized cosmetic services, botulinum treatments and dermal fillers reign supreme as people look for fast, non-surgical procedures to eliminate lines, folds, and wrinkles in their faces. Whether you are worried about crow’s feet, frown lines, or folds around the nose and mouth, exceptional results can be achieved using a product you may not have heard about – Belotero.
What is Belotero Made Of?
Unlike other dermal fillers and botulinum toxins on the market, Belotero is an injectable filler that contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the skin. As you age, your skin’s production of HA slows leaving fine lines and wrinkles behind. According to the Belotero website, HA naturally binds to water in the skin, making it an ideal product to fill areas of concern in the face. Belotero is a smooth gel that is injected into the skin, is immediately integrated into the skin’s tissues, and yields immediate results that far surpass less natural dermal fillers.
Does It Work?
In a study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, One hundred percent of patients indicated improvement after using HA fillers regardless of the area treated. While results vary based on the location of the injection, the patient’s skin type, and the amount of filler used, results can be visible for up to 9 months after treatment with most patients returning for follow-up treatment six to twelve months later.
Is It Safe?
Studies suggest that the most common side effects of Belotero treatment “in decreasing order of occurrence were bruising, tenderness, swelling, redness, headache, and discomfort”. Most people who reported any side effects rated their severity as mild. Not only are Belotero treatments FDA-approved for treating folds, lines, and wrinkles, because they contain naturally-occurring substances, the likelihood of having an adverse reaction is low. All you will be left with is a more youthful looking face without the recovery time of surgery.
For more information regarding Belotero, or determine if Belotero is right for you, contact Dr. Charles Dietzek of the Vein and Vascular Institute of New Jersey for your specialized cosmetic services consultation.