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What is the Belotero Procedure?

At a certain point it happens to everyone.  You look in the mirror and staring back at you is an unrecognizable face, the face of someone much older.  That doesn’t mean you have to grow old gracefully.  Advances in dermal filler technology have made this cosmetic procedure safer and easier with better results.  Enter Belotero.

What Is Belotero?

According to the product website, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler.  While the idea of injecting acid into your face may not sound appealing, HA is actually found in most living tissues on the earth.  High concentrations are often found in connective tissues, cartilage, joint fluids, and skin tissues throughout the body.  Unlike other dermal fillers, Belotero is not derived from animal sources, reducing the likelihood of injection site reactions and infection.  This flexible gel is injected into the fine lines and wrinkles on your face and acts like an inflated cushion, offering immediate results.  Since HA is naturally occurring in your body, Belotero’s active ingredient is integrated into your skin’s tissues over time.


Side effects from Belotero

According to a review published by the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, New York, the side effects of HA injections are similar regardless of the brand a cosmetic professional chooses.  Swelling, bruising, and redness are the most common side effects with contour irregularities, product migration, and injection site infection occurring much less frequently.  However, a five-year retrospective study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology showed that none of the 317 patients reported severe negative side effects from their treatment.  It is therefore reasonable to say that Belotero is a safe, effective way to rid your face of unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Whether you are experiencing troubling crows feet or bothersome frown lines, Belotero may the solution you are looking for.  Fast, safe, and effective, Belotero can have you looking younger in a matter of minutes. Contact Dr. Charles L. Dietzek at Vein and Vascular Institute for an in-dept consultation to determine if Belotero is right for you.


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