Have you ever looked at a baby or toddler and wondered why he or she had such plump, chubby cheeks? Everyone is born with an ample supply of hyaluronic acid, a substance that adds plumpness and moisture to the skin. Very young people, like babies, have it in ample supply. But as you get older, your body produces less and less of it. The skin begins to look dry and thinner and wrinkles start to form. Enter Belotero and other specialized cosmetic services, designed to give you a boost of hyaluronic acid to take the years off of your appearance.
All About Belotero
How Is It Different From Other Fillers?
If you’ve heard of Juvederm and other injectable fillers made from hyaluronic acid, you might wonder how Belotero is different. Although it’s made from the same basic ingredient, hyaluronic acid, there are some big differences between it and your other options.
The material is designed to integrate into your skin so that it provides instant results. The injectable works as well as on deeper lines as it does on smaller and more delicate lines.
Where Does It Work?
Like many other fillers containing hyaluronic acid, Belotero is commonly used to fill in the nasolabial folds, the lines more commonly known as the smile lines. It also works to fill in and smooth out smaller lines by the mouth, such as vertical lip lines, chin wrinkles and lines in the corners of the mouth. Since it is a soft, delicate filler, some patients prefer the results they get when it is used to add volume to the lips or when the filler is used to reduce the appearance of hollowness beneath the eyes.
How Long Does It Take?
One of the great things about non-surgical treatments like injectable fillers is that they don’t require a large time commitment. You can be in and out of the doctor’s office in 20 minutes or less when receiving a filler treatment. The downtime afterwards is minimal as well. Many people can get back to their usual activities and regularly scheduled life immediately after the injections.
How long the results last depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid. Everyone’s results will vary somewhat but the average person sees results for about nine months afterwards. You can repeat the injections if you wish to maintain or prolong your results.
You can’t keep yourself from getting older. But you do have a say in how you look while doing it. To learn more about your options for specialized cosmetic services and about what you can do to treat the wrinkles and other signs of aging on your face, schedule an appointment with Dr. Charles L. Dietzek at the Vein and Vascular Institute in New Jersey today.